Here’s One Place Where There’s No Penguins Trade Talk (+)


CRANBERRY — The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t been sellers at the NHL trade deadline since 2006.

Then again, it’s also been a long time since they were in as perilous of a position in the standings as they are now.

In the wake of their 5-4 overtime loss to the New York Islanders Tuesday night at PPG Paints Arena, the Penguins are eight points out of the Eastern Conference’s second wild-card spot and nine out of third place in the Metropolitan Division

President of hockey operations/GM Dubas hasn’t said whether he plans to be a buyer or seller — or even whether he’s made that decision — but his players are aware that significant personnel changes could be coming.

“It’s a possibility,” said winger Rickard Rakell, a deadline acquisition from Anaheim in 2022.

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