Blues Trade Polak For Gunnarsson

The St. Louis Blues traded Roman Polak to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Carl Gunnarsson in a swap of defenseman during Saturday's 2014 NHL Draft. The Blues also received a fourth-round pick (No. 94 overall) as part of the exchange. Polak had been a regular member of St. Louis' defense corps in each of the last six seasons and played in a total of 424 regular-season games since breaking into the NHL in 2006-07. The 28-year-old Czech tied a career high with four goals this past season, adding nine assists over 72 games. Gunnarsson produced a team-best plus-12 rating while dressing for a personal-high 80 games for Toronto in 2013-14, finishing the season with three goals and 14 assists. The 27-year-old Swede has compiled 15 goals and 86 points over 304 NHL games, all with the Leafs. With the added draft choice, St. Louis chose Finnish goaltender Ville Husso.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Seniors are in Sedalia for the state tournament. Post 218 will begin play with a match-up against Manchester at 7:00 this evening. Washington is 33-3 on the season under Manager Mike Gardner. Manchester is 18-7. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220. The other game has Hillcrest going up against Fike-Post 499 from Blue Springs at 4:00.