Report: Penguins Looking To Add Top-Six Forward Before Trade Deadline

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Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has been open about his pursuit of a top-six forward to help replace the injured Jake Guentzel ahead of the trade deadline, but noted Wednesday he’s had trouble finding a trade partner with most teams still in the playoff race.

“I think the market will open up at some point in the next week or two,” Rutherford told The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Once teams decide which direction they want to go, more players will get into the market. But now it’s a pretty small market.”

You prefer [to get a trade completed sooner than later],” Rutherford said. “But only if you’re comfortable with it. At this point, there hasn’t been any comfort level. And there hasn’t been any urgency. If we don’t add anybody other than the injured players – and Jake, of course – it would be a pretty solid lineup.”

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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2 Responses to Report: Penguins Looking To Add Top-Six Forward Before Trade Deadline

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    And, of course, they’ll get this forward for relatively cheap since it’s the Penguins who tend to rip others off in trades. (Yes, I’m sour.)

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