Our pal Josh Yohe from The Athletic has reported that Phil Kessel could be on his way out of Pittsburgh.
This could actually be a good thing for Jake Guentzel. Jake was a 40-goal scorer last year, with limited power play time.
He scored 40 goals and had 76 points. 34 of those goals came at even strength.
I think Jake is a wonderful player, but have had my doubts about whether he could be a perennial 40-goal player without getting much power play time.
If Kessel is indeed traded, then I won't have to worry about that. He'll get his power play time, and I think that he'll get his 40 goals.