"I was just waiting for a phone call, to be honest with you. In the morning I woke up, went to the rink, skated for two drills and (Wild coach) Todd Richards pulled me aside and said, 'You've been traded.' I was just waiting to see which team I was going to. As soon as he said Washington, I was pumped."
- Capitals center Eric Belanger on being traded from Minnesota to Washington at the deadline.