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PHN Extra: Should Penguins Go For it All or Keep 1st Pick?



PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 06: Pittsburgh Penguins Center Sidney Crosby (87) looks on during the third period in the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers on April 6, 2019, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

It was a small surprise when a source close to the Penguins front office whom we’ve come to trust informed us the Pittsburgh Penguins first-round choice was in play. That certainly does not mean it will be dealt and based on his comments at the trade deadline in February, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford does place a high priority on this pick and replenishing the now depleted prospect pool. But the Penguins championship clock is ticking like Marisa Tomei’s biological clock in My Cousin Vinny.


And so Rutherford finds himself at the fork in the road.

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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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