by Patrick Hoffman on 06/30/09 at 06:45 PM ET
From Rick Carpiniello at Rangers Report:
I’ve been told that Heatley is coming to the Rangers tonight. Not sure what the Rangers are giving up to get him, but they can fit him under the cap now.
Click here for more. All I can say is - WOW! I wonder who GM Glen Sather is going to give up. Thoughts?
Now it sounds as if the Rangers are done for the night—I was wondering why they had the Glen Sather conference call so early. And if they are done for the night, that probably means they are done in the dealing for Dany Heatley.
Earlier I said it looked like it was getting done. Apparently what I was actually hearing but not comprehending was the Gomez deal going down. Sorry about that.
But once Ottawa makes that $4 million bonus payment to Heatley, I’m pretty sure there is no reason for the Senators to trade him … or to do it any time soon. So I assume the Sens will make a deal with Edmonton or some other team by midnight tonight.
Click here for more. We’ll see what happens tomorrow folks. I apologize if I got anyone excited but at least I posted an update unlike some rumor monger we all know.
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