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Latest on Kris Letang

It’s NHL Draft Day and when it comes to what Jim Rutherford is up to on the trade front, Kris Letang continues to be the name rival clubs are bringing up.

As the Penguins have offered Letang around the league and as of early this week were targeting two specific clubs in talks, NHL sources say Penguins GM Jim Rutherford has set the stage here for about a 10 day window where a Letang trade has a chance of happening.

The Penguins aggressively seeking a hockey deal for Letang isn’t just General Manager driven.

Momentum over the last two weeks continues to emerge inside the Penguins organization from others outside of Rutherford that are on-board with trading Letang as the Penguins seeking to change the culture to become a more defensively responsible team and change the room where team officials believe the likes of Malkin and even Letang has made it extremely tough for others to emerge as leaders in the room beyond Sidney Crosby.

Among the juiciest rumors flying around is the Penguins offering Letang to the Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

Sources say Jim Rutherford has had a close eye on the Kasperi Kapanen situation for months and has told others in the past that including Kapanen in the Kessel deal was something that always Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

Another juicy rumor flying around among some executives late last night is Penguins GM Jim Rutherford and Hurricanes GM Don Waddell have had discussions involving a deal built around Kris Letang and Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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William DePaoli

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