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:
- Either you’ve seen enough of him and believe that he’s never going to figure it out…
- 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
Please follow and like us: