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RUMOR: Penguins To Place $5 Million Forward On The Trade Block

Published November 11, 2023 at 3:52 PM
BY DAWSON MCKENZIE
A recent rumour has surfaced that the Pittsburgh Penguins could be placing this $5 Million forward on the trade block in order to bolster their roster for a cup run.

Penguins Rumored to Place Rakell on the Trade Block



The Pittsburgh Penguins are undoubtedly in a "win-now" mentality. With Crosby and Malkin nearing retirement, and a new GM at the helm looking to make his mark, there is no question that there is a sense of urgency for one last Cup in Pittsburgh.

Now, a recent rumour has surfaced that would confirm the Penguins' urgency to win, as they could be considering a trade that involves Rickard Rakell, a former 30-goal scorer with a $5 million cap hit. The rumour is that the Penguins could be looking to add a player with more of a net-front presence, and Rakell could be the perfect piece to move given his slow start. His skill is likely to still bring in a nice return for the Penguins in the short term.


RICKARD RAKELL
- hit 3/3 vs ANA (4,4,6)
- ANA ranked 22nd on SOG allowed & ranked 29th on shot attempts
- ANA defense also is ranked 26th which is one of the worst
Love the value of this play 👨🏾‍🔬🔥


Kyle Dubas is Not Shy About Making Moves on his New Team



If anything, Kyle Dubas has not been shy about his willingness to make a splash on his new team. He was involved in probably the biggest trade of the last few years, bringing in Erik Karlsson in a three-way deal just months after being named GM of the Penguins.

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Now, he has an opportunity to bolster the lineup early on in the season. If he wants to optimize the roster in the short term for another cup with Crosby and Malkin, Rakell might be the move to make.

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