Penguins trying to move Galchenyuk


  • According to Pierre Lebrun from TSN, Penguins are desperately trying to trade Alex Galchenyuk
  • It’s just not worked out for Alex Galchenyuk in Pittsburgh and teams around the league are hearing from the Penguins that they’re very much open to trading him.
  • The asking price is believed to be either a draft pick or a bottom-six forward.
  • He’s UFA July 1 and carries a $4.9-million cap hit.
  • There are two camps with the 25-year-old Galchenyuk:
  1. Either you’ve seen enough of him and believe that he’s never going to figure it out…
  2. or this is a screaming opportunity to buy-low and be the team that benefits from him getting one last fresh start.
  • Nobody in the Penguins organization has complained about Galchenyuk, the person, there have been no issues there.
  • This is strictly a hockey decision.
  • For whatever reason, he’s just not been a fit with the Penguins.
  • Of late, Galchenyuk has been skating on the fourth line and well, that’s not a match for his skill set.
  • It may be that GM Jim Rutherford doesn’t find a trade partner and holds onto him.
  • Sometimes it’s funny how that can work out and maybe Galchenyuk ends up figuring it out for Pittsburgh come playoff time.
  • But for now, he’s very much available.
  • The Sabres are banged up at the forward position and if the price was cheap enough, Buffalo GM Jason Botterill could take a test drive on Galchenyuk for the rest of the season.
Sources & Credits: Pierre Lebrun, The Athletic
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