Trade rumours have been quieter than usual in this most unusual of seasons, so it's time to take matters in our own hands and match talent with Stanley Cup contenders.
Trade rumours have been quieter than usual in this most unusual of seasons, so it's time to take matters in our own hands and match talent with Stanley Cup contenders.
Follow along for the latest news from the 2021 NHL trade deadline.
The Red Wings and Capitals closed the NHL trade deadline with a massive deal.
Is Julian Edelman planning to retire?
The Maple Leafs have wisely added a body on defense in an oddly healthy season on the back end.
Calgary has finally given up on Sam Bennett, trading the former top pick to the Panthers.
The Wild along with the NBA's Timberwolves and MLB's Twins all postponed games on Monday following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.
It's not the home run Winnipeg Jets fans were hoping for, but they are slightly better than they were yesterday.
Edmonton has made a small move to shore up the defense ahead of the NHL trade deadline.
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McGregor called off his fight with Poirier after being called out for not making good on his donation to Poirier's foundation.
Prosecutors released investigative documents that revealed Britt Reid's speed and blood alcohol concentration on the night of the crash.
It's believed to be the first 21K perfect game.
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NEW YORK — Francisco Lindor gets a $21 million signing bonus as part of his $341 million, 10-year contract with the New York Mets that starts next year. The All-Star shortstop was acquired from Cleveland in a Jan. 7 trade and agreed Jan. 15 to a $22.3 million, one-year contract. His new deal, announced April 5, calls for the signing bonus to be paid upon the deal's approval by the commissioner’s office. He gets salaries of $32 million annually starting in 2021, of which $5 million each year is deferred without interest. Lindor would get $50,000 bonuses each time he’s an All-Star or wins a Gold Glove, Silver Slugger or the League Championship Series MVP. He would get $50,000 for winning an MVP award, $25,000 for finishing second and $10,000 for finishing third, and $100,000 for World Series MVP. He has a limited no-trade provision allowing him to block trades to certain teams. However, if he stays with the Mets he would gain the right to block all trades starting after the 2025 season as a 10-year veteran who has spent five or more seasons with his current team. Lindor also gets a hotel suite on road trips. His deal also gives him the right to buy four premium tickets and a luxury suite for all regular season and post-season home games. If he had not reached the new agreement, Lindor would have been eligible for free agency at the end of this year’s World Series. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Ronald Blum, The Associated Press
The Latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times Eastern): 5 p.m. The Carolina Hurricanes have traded defenceman Haydn Fleury to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenceman Jani Hakanpaa and a sixth-round draft pick in 2022. Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell pointed to Hakanpaa’s 6-foot-5, 218-pound frame as a physical boost to the blue line. The 29-year-old Hakanpaa is third in the league this year with 168 hits. He has one goal and one assists in 47 career NHL games with Anaheim. He was also a teammate of current Hurricanes star centre Sebastian Aho in Finland several years ago. The Hurricanes parted with a former first-round pick Fleury, the No. 7 overall selection in 2014. The 24-year-old Fleury had one goal in 35 games this season. The Hurricanes kept goaltenders Petr Mrazek, Alex Nedeljkovic and James Reimer. Waddell said the team was “comfortable” with keeping all three, while the team’s roster and cap space meant the Hurricanes “weren’t put in a position where we felt we had to make a trade.” ___ 3:55 p.m. The Washington Capitals made the biggest deal of NHL trade deadline day by acquiring big forward Anthony Mantha from the Detroit Red Wings. The Capitals in win-now mode traded wingers Jakub Vrana and Richard Panik, a 2021 first- and 2022 second-round pick to Detroit for Mantha, who at 6-foot-5 and 234 pounds fits in with their heavy approach. The 26-year-old is signed for three more seasons at a salary-cap hit of $5.7 million. Washington made the move after the other playoff teams in the East Division all made additions. After the New York Islanders got forward Travis Zajac and Kyle Palmieri from New Jersey, the Boston Bruins acquired Taylor Hall, Curtis Lazar and Mike Reilly, and the Pittsburgh Penguins added Jeff Carter. ___ 3:45 p.m. The Florida Panthers paid a bigger price for Sam Bennett than the Boston Bruins did for Taylor Hall, sending a 2022 second-round pick and 2020 second-rounder Emil Heineman to the Calgary Flames for the 24-year-old forward and a sixth-rounder. “Sam is a skilled and versatile forward who plays the game with a great level of competitiveness, physicality and leadership,” Panthers general manager Bill Zito said. “He is a young player who possesses solid experience in the post-season and will be an exciting addition to our lineup.” ___ 2:15 p.m. The NHL-leading Colorado Avalanche keep loading up for what they hope is a deep playoff run. The Avalanche have reacquired forward Carl Soderberg, sending unsigned prospect Ryder Rolston and 23-year-old Josh Dickinson to the Chicago Blackhawks. The 35-year-old played four seasons for Colorado from 2015-19 before stints with Arizona and Chicago. Colorado is atop the West Division and the league standings with 60 points through 41 games. General manager Joe Sakic added goaltending depth with trades for Devan Dubynk and Jonas Johansson in recent weeks. “We’ve said it since the start of the year that our intention is to be a contender and to make a deep playoff run and to have a chance to win," defenceman Ryan Graves said Saturday. “Whatever Joe thinks is going to help us win, give us the best chance to in, we’re definitely welcoming any additions to the team." ___ 2 p.m. Some players rumoured to be involved in trades are instead staying with their current team. The Philadelphia Flyers signed forward Scott Laughton to a $15 million, five-year extension. The Los Angeles Kings re-upped forward Alex Iafallo for $16 million over four years and the Buffalo Sabres are hanging on to goaltender Linus Ullmark in the hopes the two sides can agree on a new contract. ___ 1:40 p.m. The Vegas Golden Knights are acquiring centre Mattias Janmark from the Chicago Blackhawks, according to a person with knowledge of the trade. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the trade was agreed to but the trade call has not been completed. A third team could be involved to help salary cap-strapped Vegas make the money work. Janmark played against the Golden Knights during the 2020 bubble playoffs with the Dallas Stars. ___ 1:30 p.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning have added some more defensive depth as they try to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. Tampa Bay acquired Frederik Claesson from the San Jose Sharks for goaltending prospect Magnus Chrona. Coach Jon Cooper likes dressins seven defencemen a game, and the Lightning used nine in the 2020 playoffs on their Cup run. The Lightning made their big splash Saturday when they got top-four, right-shooting defenceman David Savard from Columbus. Savard provides the muscle Zach Bogosian did last year before leaving for Toronto in free agency. ___ 1 p.m. The New Jersey Devils traded defenceman Dmitry Kulikov to the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. The pick becomes a third-rounder if Edmonton advances to the second round of the playoffs. New Jersey is revamping its blue line after acquiring Jonas Siegenthaler from Washington for a third-round pick and losing veteran Sami Vatanen to Dallas on waivers. Ryan Murray could also be traded before the deadline. ___ 12:45 p.m. The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Adam Gaudette from the Vancouver Canucks for Matthew Highmore in an exchange of forwards. Each player had fallen out of favour in his previous organization. Gaudette was the first Canucks player on the league's COVID protocol list when the team had a virus breakout. They're expected to resume the season Friday, though Highmore will have to serve a seven-day quarantine before playing for Vancouver. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
Lucy Rushton was on the 2018 champion Atlanta United side.
Reid has been officially charged with a DWI, and transparency is crucial in the circumstances that led to it.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury after a crash that left a 5-year-old girl critically injured. The Jackson County prosecutor's office said Reid's blood alcohol content shortly after the Feb. 4 crash was 0.113, above the legal limit of .08. He also was driving about 84 mph in a 65 mph zone seconds before his truck crashed into two cars stopped on an entrance ramp to Interstate 435 near Arrowhead Stadium. One of the vehicles had stalled because its battery was dead and the second was owned by a cousin who had arrived to help, according to the charging documents. A 5-year-old girl in the second car, Ariel Young, suffered a traumatic brain injury. Her family's attorney told The Kansas City Star on Monday that she was released from the hospital on April 2 and is being treated at her home. She is unable to talk or walk and is being fed through a feeding tube. Reid, the son of Chiefs coach Andy Reid, could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison if he's convicted. He was expected to surrender to police later Wednesday. Prosecutors sought a $100,000 bond. Charging documents say Reid told police he had just left work and was looking over his shoulder to see if he could merge onto the interstate when he hit a stalled vehicle on the shoulder of the road and then hit a second vehicle. Reid called 911 shortly after the crash, police said. A Kansas City police officer who responded said he could smell alcohol and Reid's eyes were bloodshot and red, according to the documents. The Chiefs said in a statement Monday the organization "remains steadfast in our concern for all who have been impacted by this tragic accident. Our prayers are focused on Ariel’s continued healing and recovery. The Chiefs are regularly in contact with the family’s designated representative during this challenging time.” Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker said in a statement that Missouri law limited the charges that could be brought against Reid given the evidence available, but said her office “will vigorously pursue these charges and Reid is not receiving any favourable treatment from Kansas City police or the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.” The family's attorney, Tom Porto, told the Star the charges were “absolutely appropriate under the circumstances. The prosecuting attorney and police department engaged in an extremely thorough investigation that ended with the appropriate charge.” Britt Reid, the Chiefs' former linebackers coach, underwent surgery after the crash, which happened the week before the Chiefs played in the Super Bowl. He did not accompany the team to the game in Florida. He was placed on administrative leave after the crash and his contract was allowed to expire, ending his employment with the Chiefs. ___ More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Margaret Stafford, The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH — Jeff Carter wasn't planning on leaving Los Angeles. The veteran forward put down roots during a decade with the Kings, a highly successful run that included a pair of Stanley Cups. Then Pittsburgh general manager Ron Hextall called early Monday morning with an offer to chase a third. And the 36-year-old Carter's mind changed quickly. "He said, ’I’m all in, I can’t wait to get there,” Hextall said Monday afternoon while announcing the first major move since he replaced Jim Rutherford in February. “We have a player here who has won two Stanley cups ... his reaction last night was terrific.” And emphatic. “He said I can come out whenever you want, I’m ready to go tomorrow, which is today,” Hextall said. "Credit to Jeff, he should be here (Monday night) and hopefully we can get him in with the rest of the guys (on Tuesday).” Carter was the lone move the Penguins made at the deadline, one made easier thanks to both Carter's Cup-winning pedigree and the Kings' offer to pick up half of Carter's salary, which carries an average annual value of $5.2 million. Los Angeles will receive a conditional third-round selection in the 2022 draft and a conditional fourth-round selection in 2023. Carter has played 16 years in the NHL with the past nine-plus seasons coming with the Kings, whom he helped to a pair of Stanley Cup titles. The 36-year-old forward was acquired from Columbus during the 2011-12 season. During his time with the Kings, he led the team in power-play (57) and game-winning goals (44), was second in goals (194), third in points (383) and fourth in assists (189). In 40 games this season, Carter has eight goals and 11 assists. He leaves Los Angeles tied for 10th in franchise history in goals and first in overtime goals with 11. The Kings are likely to miss the post-season for a third straight season. They have won only three of their past 10 and are six points out of the final playoff spot in the West Division. While the Kings are sinking, the Penguins are soaring despite a series of injuries to high-profile players such as centre Evgeni Malkin and forwards Kasperi Kapanen and Brandon Tanev. Pittsburgh sits just two points back of Washington and the New York Islanders in the East and is 8-2 over its past 10 games. Hextall felt compelled to find a way to bolster the Penguins based on the team's play in the face of significant adversity. “Acquiring Jeff is really a credit to the job our players have done,” Hextall said. The move is the first splashy acquisition for Hextall, hired two months ago after Rutherford's abrupt resignation. Hextall and Carter have a history together. Hextall was Philadelphia's director of player personnel when the Flyers selected Carter in the first round of the 2003 draft. Hextall was assistant general manager for the Kings when they acquired Carter at the 2012 trade deadline. Four months later, the Kings won the Stanley Cup with Carter scoring eight goals during the post-season run. Hextall pointed to Carter's versatility as one of the driving factors behind the deal and believes there's plenty of life left in both Carter's legs and his shot 16 seasons into his career. Pittsburgh will get a chance to ease Carter into the lineup. The Penguins are off until Thursday and are in a stretch that includes a series of games against also-rans in the East. Pittsburgh hosts reeling Philadelphia before a weekend set against woeful Buffalo then three more games against the New Jersey Devils. Who else will be around for the stretch drive is a bit up in the air. Hextall believes both Malkin and Kapanen will be back before the playoffs start in mid-May. Tanev's future is a bit murkier. Carter's arrival, however, should give the Penguins plenty of depth up the middle in a division that features three of the best teams in the NHL. Hextall indicated the Penguins “dabbled” in some things but opted not to make any other moves. Financial constraints for a team that typically spends right up to the salary cap was an issue. So was the prospect of disrupting a group that's been electric over most of the past two months despite the steady stream of players to injured reserve. “I know Jeff Carter pretty well and Jeff is just sort of the guy coming into the room and just going to play hockey,” Hextall said. "I know Jeff is not going to affect our chemistry in a big way.” Carter's departure leaves only four members of the Kings' two Stanley Cup teams still with the franchise — captain Anze Kopitar, forward Dustin Brown, defenceman Drew Doughty and goalie Jonathan Quick. Carter will have one year left on his current contract, with a $5.27 million cap hit entering next season. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Joe Reedy And Will Graves, The Associated Press
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