Disgruntled star left winger Dany Heatley finally got what he wanted. The two time 50 goal scorer got his trade and a move from the Ottawa Senators to San Jose.
The Sharks have shipped forwards Jonathan Cheechoo and Milan Michalek and a second-round 2010 pick for Heatley along with a fifth-round pick in 2010. The deal has been talked and thrashed about all summer during which San Jose along with only Edmonton were the only really serious options that came along.
Essentially the deal offers a new start to both Heatley and Cheechoo, whose goal-scoring has diminished in recent season. Mostly, however, it removes a black cloud about the Senators’ organization. Heatley has stated that he wanted out because of reduced ice time and a perceived diminished role with the club. He did say he had been unhappy in Ottawa dating back to last season, and that he’s happy to move on.
I hope that the two forwards that we have got in return will prove to be a good trade and contribute offensively. Personally I was hoping that we would get center Patrick Marleau, who’s future at San Jose isn’t finalized yet and he may yet be traded.