The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t looked like themselves so far this season and GM Jim Rutherford appears to be exploring potential trades that could spark his team. One of those trades almost saw Matt Duchene moving to Pennsylvania instead of Ottawa. “I think when it was uncertain if the Nashville-Ottawa-Colorado three-way [trade] was going to get done, I think Pittsburgh made a last-second offer to try and get Duchene,” Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman said during the Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada Saturday. “Obviously it didn’t work and the three-way happened.” While the Penguins missed out on Duchene, they will still be working the phones before the trade deadline. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the two highest priorities for Rutherford are an experienced backup goalie and some more veteran skaters.
Penguins made last-second offer to get Matt Duchene
Sportsnet | Nov 12