The Minnesota Wild and Pittsburgh Penguins were the first teams to make some significant noise before the trade deadline.
On Monday the Wild shipped Jason Zucker off to Pittsburgh for a first round pick, Alex Galchenyuk and defensive prospect Calen Addison.
There's lots of chatter that Wild GM Bill Guerin isn't done and he had a strong message to his players.
It seems that the Wild GM is ready to blow things up if the team doesn't compete as Guerin believes they can still make the playoffs.
“If there is quit, there will be more trades,” he said Tuesday. “I wholeheartedly expect this team to compete for a playoff spot. We are right there. If there’s any signs of anybody taking their foot off the gas, that will be an indication (of what I have to do).”
Names that have been mentioned as possibly on their way out are defensemen Matt Dumba and Jonas Brodin.
According Wild insider Michael Russo, the cost to land Dumba is a 1st round pick, a prospect and a centre.
The Wild currently sit four points out of the second Wild Card spot.