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2021 NHL Trade Deadline open thread & verified insiders Twitter stream

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Discuss the rumours and deals as teams make their final roster adjustments.

Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

As is often the case, several teams have already begun dealing ahead of the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline, not waiting for other clubs to grab the player they want. This year there is also a quarantine period for many clubs to consider, which added to the urgency to get a deal done.

Sunday was filled with action, with the Toronto Maple Leafs making a couple of big splashes with additions of Nick Foligno and David Rittich. The Boston Bruins stole the headlines late in the day, however, securing Taylor Hall from the Buffalo Sabres.

The Montreal Canadiens were a bit busy as well, though without the same degree of roster impact. Victor Mete was placed on waivers, after Marc Bergevin had stated multiple times he didn’t want to lose an NHL defenceman. The thought was he’d only make that choice if there was another deal in the works, and sure enough the general manager added Jon Merrill soon afterward. There’s still a bit of cap space available if he has another want on his list.

The prices for rentals have been relatively low given the cap issues most teams are facing and the fact that the 2021 NHL Draft is perceived as a weaker one. There could be some bargains for teams looking to add depth pieces today.

Top players available

Mike Hoffman (STL)
Alex Iafallo (LAK)
Jonathan Bernier (DET)
Luke Glendening (DET)
Mikael Granlund (NSH)
Jamie Oleksiak (DAL)
Josh Manson (ANA)
Mattias Ekholm (NSH)
Scott Laughton (PHI)
Nikita Zadorov (CHI)