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Insider Only Draft Day Buzz: Penguins among 3 teams in the mix to trade for Jeff Skinner

Latest Penguins Draft Day Buzz


The Pittsburgh Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes have talked Justin Faulk as recently as Tuesday but where some momentum has emerged in the last 48 hours between the two sides is Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

One scout said last night he couldn’t see the Penguins acquiring Skinner without B Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

More Draft Day Buzz:

— Two Eastern Conference teams have given consideration to trading for Conor Sheary. Not a guarantee he’s part of any deals this weekend but Sheary’s carrying a bit more trade value Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

— The Los Angeles Kings are a finalist for Ilya Kovalchuk (among the front-runners) and are also waiting word from John Tavares representatives at CAA Sports on if they’ll be one of the five teams granted a meeting during the interview period. (If Tavares get to the interview period)

The Kings have been engaged in talks (Off & On) with the Penguins Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

— Minnesota will be a team to still watch on the Kessel front in the coming days. They’re on his approved Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

— Every off-season Evgeni Malkin presses Jim Rutherford to sign a Russian winger for him from Nikolai Kulemin to Danis Zarapov in the past to Malkin reaching out last month to management for the Penguins to sign Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

Penguins 2018 Draft Picks

Round 2 | Pick 53
Round 3 | Pick 64
Round 5 | Pick 129
Round 5 | Pick 146
Round 6 | Pick 177
Round 7 | Pick 208

The Penguins lack a first round pick tonight but what got overlooked in the Derick Brassard trade was nabbing an early third rounder from the Senators.

There’s not much difference in this draft from 30-65 and the Penguins are going to get two good players at 53 and 64 with NHL potential.

There’s also some trade ammunition to trade up higher into the second round by moving both picks if a player the Penguins really like is there.

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