Wild deals again: Heatley for Havlat

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 4, 2011 - 7:04 AM

Minnesota and San Jose swapped players for the second time in nine days, with Heatley bringing 325 career goals to the Wild.

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jayed05Jul. 3, 1110:37 PM

Good move

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kerchiefJul. 3, 1110:39 PM

Eklund is saying that the Wild are going to sign Kaberle also, but that is coming from Eklund so take it for what it's worth. Love the trade btw. Hopefully Heatley can get back on track here.

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jkidd2624Jul. 3, 1110:40 PM

I know the Wild need goal scorers like a desert stranded person needs water... but dealing for the cancer known as Dany Heatley? I know Koivu and Havlat had their falling out back in October, but... man, I'm not keen to the idea of bringing in a guy who has burnt bridges for two other teams and demanded to be moved like a prima donna. Hopefully Heater is ready to grow up, put some pucks in the net and not let his cancerous attitude infect the rest of the club.

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jolsenJul. 3, 1110:42 PM

I love this trade! Another goal scorer, big body hard to move, great hands. Havlat has played well but is not a goal scorer and has zero presence. Heatley is not well liked but is a much better player than often injured Havlat. San Jose had to get rid of his big contract as they are tight against the cap.

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MarinershckyJul. 3, 1110:45 PM

Heatley - Koivu - Setoguchi? This has the potential to be the best #1 line in the Wild's short history.

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gammarayJul. 3, 1110:51 PM

I personally think it's a great trade for the Wild. Havlat is one of my favorite players in the league but his up and down play with the Wild was a bit of a let down. If Heatley can stay healthy this has the potential to be a steal of a trade.

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kellyesqueJul. 3, 1110:56 PM

I'll contain my elation. This is just the start of something bigger. Heatley will be gone soon.

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bobbyorr4Jul. 3, 1110:57 PM

Fletcher is showing some guts and making some big time risk reward moves..I love both trades with the Sharks.

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gjacobJul. 3, 1111:01 PM

Didn't see this one coming. This is good since the wild was missing a sniper since Gaborik left. Too many playmakers, nobody to feed the puck to.

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tmack24Jul. 3, 1111:03 PM

I like the trade, and it may even bring more NHL fans from Wisconsin here and away from their NHL team. Oops, sorry I forgot ..they don't have an NHL team. Good trade anyway, I think he will help the team.

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