3 Potential Trade Destinations for Penguins' Rickard Rakell

Rickard Rakell has been starting to generate some buzz in the rumor mill. With the Pittsburgh Penguins missing the playoffs for the second year in a row, they are expected to make some changes to their group. If they officially shop Rakell this summer. these three clubs could be in the mix for his services.

Seattle Kraken: The Seattle Kraken need to improve their top six if they hope to bounce back from what was a disastrous 2023-24 campaign for them. As a result, they could consider making a push for Rakell. He would be a nice addition to their second line and would give them an impactful scorer on their power play.

Anaheim Ducks: Could a reunion with the Ducks make sense for Rakell? GM Pat Verbeek wants to improve their forward group this summer, and Rakell would be a nice player to have in their top six again. He also would be a good mentor for their younger players, as he has plenty of experience.

Utah: It is not a secret that Utah is expected to make forward additions this summer. They are in a prime position to make trades, too, as they have a surplus of draft picks and prospects to work with. As a result, they could look at a player like Rakell this offseason.

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