Thursday, September 10, 2009

An End to the Dany Heatley Trade Saga?

ESPN.com is reporting that Badger Alum Dany Heatley's much publicized trade demand is finally being fulfilled. (Props to GLM for bringing it up on the USCHO boards)

In another case of their "sources say" reporting (remember how that's worked out for them before with Kobe Bryant's trade demands and the every-step-you-take reporting of Brent Favre's "retirement"?), ESPN is claiming that John Buccigross has been informed that Heater is on his way to San Jose as part of a three team deal involving the Senators, the Sharks and the Kings.

The Kings will get the I-have-less-emotion-than-Chuck-Norris ex-Shark captain Patrick Marleau, and send Jarret Stoll and Alexander Frolov to Ottawa.

Not a bad move for the Sharks and Sens, if you ask me. The Sharks get a dynamo forward in exchange for a part of their team they've been unsure about for a while, and the Sens get some desperately needed depth at forward. I really like what Frolov has done in that dump of a franchise in LA, he has a very promising future indeed. As for Marleau, well... learn to swim learn to swim learn to swim.

The only thing I truly hate about this deal: I now have more, not fewer reasons to put my hatred of the Sharks on hold.


Edit: *Sigh* The moment I post this, espn updates it with a full denial by both Bryan Murray and Doug Wilson. Way to report rumors (again), ESPN.