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Wild Night

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,

Nine days after the earthquake came the aftershock.

In another Wild-San Jose Sharks blockbuster, General Manager Chuck Fletcher acquired much-maligned but potentially lethal goal scorer Dany Heatley on Sunday night after Martin Havlat waived his no-move clause to head west.

The trade that jolted the NHL late in the evening came after the Wild acquired 24-year-old goal scorer Devin Setoguchi and two other pieces from the Sharks during the NHL draft June 24 for defenseman Brent Burns and a second-round pick.

“We are excited to add Dany Heatley, one of the top goal scorers in the NHL, to our team,” Fletcher, who will be available during a Monday morning conference call, said in a news release. “He is a quality player who has averaged more than a point a game in his nine-year career.”

Heatley, 30, long a controversial figure who two years ago asked out of Ottawa and before that Atlanta, has seen declining production since consecutive 50-goal seasons in 2005-06 and 2006-07 with the Senators.

continued and Russo also shoots down the made up Kaberle rumor signing with the Wild.  You have to remember folks, these so called rumors from sources are done just to collect site hits.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
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much-maligned but potentially lethal… Dany Heatley

That’s an unfortunate choice of words there.

Posted by fcjbencard on 07/04/11 at 01:54 PM ET

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Doug Wilson is stupid for making this trade.

Posted by GP on 07/04/11 at 01:56 PM ET

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