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Phil Kessel Trade Mess, Penguins Fallout | Pens Live Chat




Pittsburgh Hockey Now editor-in-chief Dan Kingerski expounds on his controversial Wednesday column and examines the fallout of the Pittsburgh Penguins inability to trade winger Phil Kessel. As usual, it’s a no-holds-barred event with non-stop viewer participation.

In addition to the fallout from Penguins GM Jim Rutherford admitting he probably cannot trade Kessel and he expects the player to return next season, Dan looks at the far-reaching impacts of that into next season and the dominos which could fall as a result, including the possibility of head coach Mike Sullivan losing control. It’s a wild chat. Strap in and enjoy.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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3 years ago

There seems to be a simple way to make Phil happy, possibly get great results, and make him a more coveted trade asset by February 2020. He wants to play with Crosby or Malkin. He can’t play with Malkin because they exacerbates their shared weakness. That leaves Sid. Assuming that we can’t move Phil, Sullivan needs to keep the following lines together for the first half. Guentzel – Crosby – Kessel McCann – Malkin – Rust Simon – Bjugstad – Hornqvist (A. Johnson or Miletic or..) – Blueger – ZAR Guentzel and Crosby play a 200ft game and could inspire… Read more »