The clock has hit 12:01 a.m. on April 12.
The clock is now officially ticking.
In less than 15 hours, GMs’ teams are going to be locked; the question is: Will they be loaded? The 2021 trade deadline is here and there’s a short window open for wheelin’ and dealin’. Some of the biggest names are already off the board but there are still players out there who can give teams a postseason push.
NHL TRADE TRACKER 2021: List of deals completed before the deadline
A number of teams will be looking to send soon-to-be unrestricted free agents packing while others will be looking to save almighty cap space. Maybe your team is — new term alert — a “broker team.”
Sporting News is keeping track of all the latest rumours and trades, and giving those swaps grades when they happen.
Latest NHL trade deadline rumours, trades and grades
(All times Eastern)
1:46 a.m. — It’s official, but it’s not the one you think.
|Kings receive:||Penguins receive:|
|2022 conditional third-round pick, 2023 conditional fourth-round pick||Jeff Carter (F)|
*Kings will retain 50 percent of Carter’s salary.
Kings grade: B+
Penguins grade: B+
The Penguins add a veteran from the West Coast at the deadline — it’s very 2020 Patrick Marleau but Carter brings a couple of rings with him, unlike Marleau, the soon-to-be NHL all-time leader in games played. Carter’s best years are behind him but the 36-year-old can still add depth as a right-handed shot who can play any spot in the forward group.
1:30 a.m — The Taylor Hall trade may be done, but nothing has been announced by either team.
12:05 a.m. — It should be noted that Bob McKenzie dropped this “Bob’s Bomb” around 10:30 p.m., too.
Could veteran centre Jeff Carter be on his way to PIT? LAK and PIT have had discussions on that and are believed to be working towards making that happen.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 12, 2021
12:01 a.m. — Just after midnight, this came down and all hell broke loose on Twitter.
Confirming. Hall and Lazar to Boston for Bjork and 2nd round draft pick.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 12, 2021
Midnight — A quick breakdown of a few of the big trades that have occurred:
Midnight — Before we break everything down, he’s a quick recap of the big moves that came down in the 48 hours before the official countdown began.
|April 11||Islanders||Braydon Coburn (D)||Senators||2022 seventh-round pick|
|April 11||Maple Leafs||David Rittich (G)||Flames||2022 third-round pick, retain 50 percent of Rittich’s contract|
|April 11||Bruins||Mike Reilly (D)||Senators||2022 third-round pick|
|April 11||Maple Leafs||Stefan Noesen (F)||Sharks||2021 fourth-round pick, retain 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||Canadiens||Jon Merrill (D)||Red Wings||Hayden Verbeek (F), 2021 fifth-round pick|
|April 11||Devils||Jonas Siegenthaler (D)||Capitals||2021 conditional third-round pick|
|April 10||Blue Jackets||2021 first-round pick, 2022 third-round pick||Lightning||Brian Lashoff (D)|
|April 10||Red Wings||2021 fourth-round pick, DET retains 50 percent of Savard’s contract||Lightning||David Savard (D)|
|April 10||Blue Jackets||Brian Lashoff (D), CBJ retains 50 percent of Savard’s contract||Red Wings||David Savard (D)|
|April 10||Avalanche||Devan Dubnyk (G)||Sharks||Greg Pateryn (D), 2021 fifth-round pick|
|April 10||Panthers||Brandon Montour (D)||Sabres||2021 third-round pick|