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Insider Only Latest Pens Buzz: On Crosby’s Dominance, Jake Guentzel’s 40 goal pace, Nylander Trade Buzz & More

Latest Pens Buzz

Sidney Crosby’s days of winning Art Ross Trophies are over and he might not even lead the Penguins in points again this season, but Crosby’s magnificent play the last three games since returning from injury is why pundits and the fan base shouldn’t overthink things as to who Pittsburgh’s MVP is at the quarter-mark.

It’s No. 87 and it’s not close when you evaluate Crosby’s impact on a game-by-game basis in all areas this season.

Crosby is the Penguins engine and the Penguins suddenly didn’t look so fragile these last three games.

There’s a reason why for that……

Jake Guentzel’s hat trick against the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night gives him 11 goals and 7 assists in 22 games.

Guentzel is now on pace for 41 goals and 67 points. As illustrated here prior to the season, Guentzel in the 65 point neighborhood would give his camp some pretty strong comps to at least go into talks with the Penguins seeking $ Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access" and right handed d-man pros Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

— Industry buzz is even in the immediate aftermath of the Tanner Pearson – Carl Hagelin trade, the Penguins pushed hard for a trade with the Anaheim Ducks Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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