The Pittsburgh Penguins have won 13 games in a row ... and they just added Jarome Iginla.
The Penguins shipped overnight their 2013 first-round pick and the rights to two college players, Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski, to the Calgary Flames for Iginla.
Credit to Penguins GM Ray Shero for somehow managing how to make Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, James Neal, Brooks Orpik, Chris Kunitz, Kris Letang, and the recent additions of Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray all fit under the salary cap ... oh, plus Iginla.
Here's PuckDaddy comparing the trade to some of the all-time great fleecings in sports history.
Here's Yahoo's Nick Cotsonika explaining why a trade like this isn't even supposed to be possible in an NHL with a hard salary cap.
Here's TSN's Bob McKenzie with the news that the Flames actually had a better deal in place with the Boston Bruins, but that Iginla wouldn't waive his no-trade clause, wanting to go to Pittsburgh instead.
Here's PensBlog rejoicing.
Here's John Buccigross with a stat you don't really want to see:
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Former University of Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation for backing into a car and driving away.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Jackson entered his plea Tuesday in Lawrence Municipal Court to striking an unattended vehicle. Two other charges, inattentive driving and improper backing, were dismissed.
Jackson, who is expected to be a top draft pick in next month's NBA draft, will be on probation for six months and must pay a $250 fine. If he violates his probation, Jackson would have to serve 30 days in jail.
Coach Bill Self suspended Jackson for the opening game of the Big 12 Tournament because of the incident.
The 6-foot-8 Jackson has now resolved two cases that had dogged him during his lone year at Kansas. He earlier reached a diversion agreement that requires him to attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year for his confrontation with a Jayhawks women's basketball player last year.
Jackson had pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage after he argued with McKenzie Calvert on Dec. 9 outside a bar in Lawrence. He signed the diversion agreement on April 26.
It appears the Big3 League media blitz is already underway.
Allen Iverson and his Killer 3s team doesn't start play until the end of June and doesn't roll through Philadelphia until the middle of July, but that hasn't stopped the Answer from doing a little promo for the gimicky league.
A.I. sat down with actor and general hoops junkie Michael Rapaport for Fox Sports 1 for a segment that will air next month but they shared a teaser online.
In it, the topic of trash talking comes up. Iverson says he wasn't much of a talker himself but witnessed plenty from the likes of Michael Jordan who used intimidation to get to Aaron McKie.
You can check out the Big3 League's full season schedule right here.