Shelly Anderson of Pittsburgh Hockey NOW: The Penguins trade bait focuses on three players basically. Patric Hornqvist, Nick Bjugstad, and Bryan Rust. Now, a problem exists in the fact that teams know Pittsburgh needs to make a move to stay safely under the cap.
Why these three? Too many other names are players that Jim Rutherford just will not part with for a variety of reasons.
Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Q&A): When expanding the “trade net” so to speak, expect a few wrinkles to pop up.