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.
Could veteran center Jeff Carter be on his way to the PIT? LAK and PIT have had discussions about that and it is believed that they are working to make that happen.
– Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 12, 2021
12:01 am – Just after midnight, this happened and all hell broke loose on Twitter.
Confirming. Hall and Lazar to Boston for Bjork and second-round pick.
– Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 12, 2021
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|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.