The New York Rangers have been looking to make a trade deal for several weeks now and it seems like the Toronto Maple Leafs may be their newest target.
The Rangers were previously linked to talks with the Montreal Canadiens but on Thursday night they sent team president and former general manager Glen Sather as well as two other representatives to scout the game in Toronto.
It's not hard to draw a potential connection between these two teams, the Leafs have been searching around the league for a defenseman to help add depth to their blue line, and this week rumors broke suggesting that the Rangers were contemplating the possibly of trading veteran Brendan Smith.
Smith has been in the dog house of head coach Alain Vigneault and as a result has been scratched several times this season, perhaps a fresh start in Toronto could be exactly what he needs.
The Rangers on the other hand are looking for picks, prospects or players that will help them in the long-term, and the Leafs are a team with plenty of young talent both in the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League.
This is definitely one situation to keep an eye out for.