The heat has been turned up on this deadline. The Rangers have thrown down the gauntlet in the East with a big add in Keith Yandle, while Tampa responded late last night with a blueline addition of their own in Braydon Coburn, both paying handsomely for their purchases. Trades in the last 24 hours:
- Tampa Bay trades Radko Gudas, 1st and 3rd round picks to the Philadelphia Flyers for Braydon Coburn.
- Boston acquires Brett Connolly for two 2nd round picks.
- Dallas Stars trade Erik Cole and a 3rd round pick to the Detroit Red Wings for Mattias Backman, Mattas Janmark, and a 2nd round pick.
- New York Rangers acquire James Sheppard from San Jose for a 4th round draft choice.
- Rangers acquire Keith Yandle, Chris Summers and a 4th in exchange for Anthony Duclair, John Moore, 1st and 2nd round picks.
- Washington Capitals acquire Curtis Glencross in exchange for 2nd and 3rd round draft choices.
Late 1sts and 2nd round picks are flying around the League right now. Buyers are letting loose with the picks and the Leafs have to get in on some of this before the day is through.