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Trade Analysis: Minnesota Wild Send Jason Zucker to Pittsburgh Penguins for Calen Addison, 1st-Round Pick, Alex Galchenyuk

After months of deliberation, including a false-start in the summer, the Minnesota Wild and Pittsburgh Penguins finally agreed to a Jason Zucker-trade that works for both parties.

A deal like the one that went down on Monday always made sense; these are two organizations heading in opposite directions.

The Wild are rebuilding after years of fighting against the dying of the light, and the Penguins are loading up for what they hope is another playoff run into June.

By moving Zucker, Minnesota’s added ammunition to the chamber in the form of a first-round pick and a prospect, Calen Addison, alike.

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh finds another north-south skater capable of finding the back of the net to play with Evgeni Malkin or Sidney Crosby — something that Alex Galchenyuk could never provide.

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NHL Prospects Scouting Reports Pittsburgh Penguins Lethbridge Hurricanes Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Minnesota Wild Canada U20 NHL AHL WHL Jason Zucker Calen Addison Alex Galchenyuk Quinn Hughes Yevgeni Malkin Sidney Crosby
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