Jake Guentzel celebrates a goal with the Pittsburgh Penguins
Could Jake Guentzel return to Pittsburgh? New reports suggest a Penguins reunion is possible if the price is right.

Jake Guentzel is one of the most coveted pending unrestricted free agents on the market this summer. With a history of elite scoring alongside Sidney Crosby, he’ll undoubtedly draw plenty of attention. The Pittsburgh Penguins initially seemed out of the running to re-sign their former star winger, but a recent report could change that.

Josh Yohe of The Athletic recently discussed how his initial perspective on the Penguins’ ability to re-sign Guentzel has shifted after speaking to sources within the organization.

Jake Guentzel’s Asking Price – The Key Factor

While Guentzel was widely believed to be seeking a deal in the $10 million annual average value (AAV) range, Yohe suggests that if the forward is willing to take a hometown discount and settle for around $8 million AAV, Pittsburgh might find a way to make it work.

Of course, this isn’t a guarantee. Guentzel could still be swayed by the potential for an even more lucrative contract elsewhere. His tenure with the Carolina Hurricanes, if successful, could open his eyes to new opportunities. Will he stay loyal to the city where he won a Stanley Cup, or will he be tempted by a fresh start?

This will be a major storyline to follow throughout the offseason. Guentzel’s decision will have enormous ramifications for the Penguins’ future.

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