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As mentioned many times over the past couple weeks, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford thinks his club is much closer to competing for a Stanley Cup than things may look for Pittsburgh in the standings.

With the trade deadline 13 days away, there’s no question Rutherford is going for it this season and prepared to dive into the rental market. Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

One scout, though, expressed caution about Boedker, saying because he skates so well, he looks more impactful to the eye-test than he really is. Boedker is type of player who’s considered a bit overhyped from some scouts.

Darren Dreger reported last week Boedker is seeking a six year deal in the range Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

Phoenix is seeking first round pick or a top-end prospect to move Boedker, though, the price will likely come down as the deadline gets closer and no extension is struck.

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