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The Daily: Guentzel Going, Going, But Not Gone; Rumors Galore



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One day before the NHL trade deadline, neither Jake Guentzel or the Pittsburgh Penguins know for sure where he’s going to be this weekend.

The Penguins are aggressively trying to move him as a rental player, but as of last night they hadn’t received the kind of offer that made them pull their trigger. By all accounts, they want at least three assets, and one needs to be a first-round pick and another needs to be a noteworthy prospect.

The Penguins hate to part with Guentzel and his scoring touch. When they move him, they want a return that will strengthen their below average prospect list and brighten their outlook for the future.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now sees the Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings and Vegas Golden Knights as prime contenders for Guentzel.  The Canucks’ issue is they don’t have a first-round draft pick to use as part of the deal. The Kings have a collection of prospects.

The Edmonton Oilers are also listed as a possibility for a Guentzel deal. Guentzel does have a modified no-trade clause.

The Golden Knights, making big moves Wednesday, are signalling that they are going all in an effort to win a second consecutive Stanley Cup.

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Red Wings Next Game

Detroit’s next game against the Arizona Coyotes isn’t truly a must-win game. But the Coyotes are 2-7-1 in their past 10 and they sit in 27th place out of 32 teams. The Red Wings, in a three-game losing streak, need to beat them to stop the bleeding. The Red Wings only have a four-point lead in the Eastern Conference wild card race.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: BHN columnist Jimmy Murphy writes that now is the time for the Boston Bruins to move goaltender Linus Ullmark.

Buffalo: With Buffalo adding Bowen Byram, the Sabres are adding another piece to a promising defensive corps. Buffalo Sabres.

Colorado: The Colorado Avalanche made it clear that they are serious about making a run at the Stanley Cup this spring. They were aggressive Wednesday in the trade market.

Florida: Colby Guy writers that the Florida Panthers acquisition of Vladimir Tarasenko was a “steal.”

New Jersey: Reports say the New Jersey Devils are willing to trade Tyler Toffoli who is the team’s leading scorer.

Philadelphia: Jonathan Bailey hands out top grade for Philadelphia Flyers GM Danny Briere’s work on the Sean Walker deal. He got the first-round pick that some didn’t think he could get.

San Jose: Anthony Duclair believes the San Jose Sharks are going to trade him before the Friday deadline.

Vegas: The Vegas Golden Knightswin the Noah Hanifin Sweepstakes. They take advantage of the LTIR cap space. Again.