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The games are getting more serious but the NHL trade rumors are still forming. Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford is being offered depth wingers not top-six replacements for Jake Guentzel, the Chicago Blackhawks want to deal but don’t want to part with prospects, and a week after Nashville Predators GM David Poile gave coach Peter Laviolette the vote of confidence, Laviolette is unemployed.

For those who missed the story on Sunday, the Penguins and Marcus Pettersson have begun the process for a long-term contract. No, there wasn’t a pre-existing deal as some suggested (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

It was the Tribune Review’s turn to speak with Penguins GM Jim Rutherford; it’s bad news for folks who want a quick trade to replace Jake Guentzel (Tribune-Review)

One potential scoring line winger who will be an unrestricted free agent is the New York Rangers Chris Kreider, who according to sources won’t play in Canada. So, scratch seven teams off his list. Columnist Larry Brooks, who deals in NHL trade rumors, also scorched the NHL for the way they handled John Tortorella’s comments (NY Post)

The Chicago Blackhawks want to make deals but they don’t want to deal prospects or the players other teams want. (The Athletic)

Elliott Friedman of Sportsnet believes the Edmonton Oilers are kicking tires on Brandon Saad (Sportsnet)

And perhaps the Ottawa Senators will dominate the NHL trade rumors? There are teams lining up for UFA-to-be Jean-Gabriel Pageau, who is having a career year. The Ottawa Senators should be able to get a larger than expected haul for the center (Ottawa Sun)

Nashville Predators fans might be new to the game and now they get to go through their first “jumpstart the team by firing the coach in mid-season” attempt. Peter Laviolette is out in Music City (The Tennessean)

Things are getting desperate in Boston. They can’t seem to win a game or put it together (NBC Sports)

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