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NHL 2021 trade deadline tracker: trades, ratings, and the latest rumors

The clock struck 12:01 a.m. on April 12.

The clock is now officially ticking.

In less than 15 hours, GM teams will be locked out; the question is: will they be loaded? The 2021 trade deadline is here and there is a small window open to roll and negotiate. Some of the biggest names are already off the board, but there are still players who can give teams a boost in the postseason.

NHL TRADE TRACKER 2021: List of deals completed before the deadline

Several teams will look to send unrestricted free agents who will soon be packaged, while others will look to save space on the almighty salary cap. Perhaps your team is, alert in a new term, a “team of intermediaries.”

Sporting News keeps track of the latest rumors and exchanges, and gives ratings to those exchanges when they happen.

Latest NHL Trade Deadline Rumors, Trades & Ratings

(All the eastern time)

1:46 am – It’s official, but it’s not what you think.

Kings receive: Penguins receive:
2022 third-round conditional pick, 2023 fourth-round conditional pick Jeff Carter (F)

* Kings will retain 50 percent of Carter’s salary.

Kings Grade: B +

Penguin Grade: B +

The Penguins add a West Coast veteran on the deadline: It’s very Patrick Marleau of 2020, but Carter brings a couple of rings with him, unlike Marleau, the NHL’s all-time leader in games played. Carter’s best years are behind him, but the 36-year-old can still add depth like a right shot that he can play anywhere in the forward group.

1:30 am – The Taylor Hall trade can be made, but neither team has announced anything.

12:05 am – It should be noted that Bob McKenzie dropped this “Bob’s Bomb” also around 10:30 pm.

12:01 am – Just after midnight, this happened and all hell broke loose on Twitter.

Midnight – A quick breakdown of some of the great deals that have occurred:

Midnight – Before we break it all down, it’s a quick rundown of the big moves that occurred in the 48 hours before the official countdown started.

April 11 Islanders Braydon Coburn (D) Senators 2022 seventh round pick
April 11 Maple Leafs David Rittich (G) Calls 2022 third-round pick, retains 50 percent of Rittich’s contract
April 11 Bruins Mike Reilly (D) Senators Third round selection 2022
April 11 Maple Leafs Stefan Noesen (F) Sharks 2021 fourth-round pick, retains 50 percent of Foligno’s remaining contract
April 11 Maple Leafs Nick Foligno (F) Blue jackets 2021 first-round pick, 2022 fourth-round pick, retain 50 percent of Foligno’s contract
April 11 Canadians Jon Merrill (D) red wings Hayden Verbeek (F), 2021 fifth-round pick
April 11 Devils Jonas Siegenthaler (D) Capitals 2021 third round conditional pick
April 10th Blue jackets 2021 first-round pick, 2022 third-round pick Flash of lightning Brian Lashoff (D)
April 10th red wings 2021 fourth-round pick, DET retains 50 percent of Savard’s contract Flash of lightning David Savard (D)
April 10th Blue jackets Brian Lashoff (D), CBJ retains 50 percent of Savard’s contract red wings David Savard (D)
April 10th avalanche Devan Dubnyk (G) Sharks Greg Pateryn (R), 2021 fifth-round pick
April 10th Panthers Brandon Montour (R) Sabers 2021 third round selection

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