Posted by Dan Shrader on Sunday, July 03, 2011
On the eve of Independence Day, and on the weekend of Canada Day as well, and there are the muffled explosions outside; but one giant fucking roman candle just went off, illuminating the night sky above the Hockey World.
From TSN's Bob McKenzie, who is currently sipping margaritas at his cabin somewhere in Canada- Mike Russo confirmed it shortly after- Minnesota dealt Martin Havlat to San Jose for Dany Heatley.
Chuck Fletcher and Doug Wilson must be BFF's- this is the second blockbuster trade they've pulled off in two weeks, the first was the Draft Day trade, with Devin Setoguchi and Brent Burns as the principle pieces.
Havlat has 4 years left and 21 million left on his deal, and Heatley has 3 years and 19 mil; however Heatley is due 8 million this year, then 6 and 5. Havlat will make 5 mil for the next three years, and 6 in the final year of the deal.
What do we make of this trade?