Trade Deadline Chatter

“ Look, it's nothing I can control so I certainly didn't lose any sleep over it. It's one of those things, and it's part of the business. There are guys who have been traded seven-eight times. I have never been traded, so, I don't even want to go there. ”
- Brandon Dubinsky
“ It's all rumors and it's all nonsense until the day something happens. The way I see it, I have a 22-game season ahead of me...and I have a chip on my shoulder. I am my own biggest critic, and have not been happy with my game this season. ”
- Brandon Dubinsky
“ We are a close-knit group in here, and some of us have been together for a long time. It's been a lot of fun playing with these guys, but things can happen that are out of our control. We just can focus on tonight and see what happens. ”
- Marc Staal

The Rangers held their morning skate Monday at Madison Square Garden, with the team preparing for its 7:30 PM start against the Devils later in the day. The skate concluded for most of the players roughly four hours before the 3:00 PM NHL trading deadline, and afterwards Brandon Dubinsky and Marc Staal shared their feelings about the day, possible deals, and the current makeup of the first-place Rangers.

See what Dubinsky and Staal had to say, then share your comments below.