July 3rd, 2011, 07:48 PM #11
July 3rd, 2011, 07:50 PM #12
I don't rattle, kid.
This is a good move for Minnesota. Heatley moves to a loser and I'd be shocked if his stats don't magically "rebound".
Havlat is locked in for 4 more years at 5M cap hit. Yuck.
Two terrible contracts, to be sure, but I think Minnesota ends up with the more productive player.
July 3rd, 2011, 07:52 PM #13
It will be a different Shark team for sure - much like the Kings with the additions of MRich and Gagne. I give the Kings the edge right now.
July 3rd, 2011, 07:53 PM #14
Looks like there may be more to the deal.
San Jose and Minnesota with another blockbuster! It's now Burns and Havlat for Heatley, Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle and a 1st.
July 3rd, 2011, 07:54 PM #15
I'm guessing this is a character move. Heatley disappeared in the playoffs.
July 3rd, 2011, 07:57 PM #16
Havlat = character? Really?
July 3rd, 2011, 07:57 PM #17
Heatley was crap in the playoffs.
Havlat hasn't been in the playoffs the last couple years.
15 points in 16 games a couple years ago with Chicago.
They're both 30 so, no gain by either team there.
Change of scenery may help both players.
Last edited by Bogey; July 3rd, 2011 at 07:59 PM.
July 3rd, 2011, 07:59 PM #18
I might make the Sharks a bit weaker, but it does save them money and Heatley is a tool, lol!
July 3rd, 2011, 08:01 PM #19
Remember the Torspo Army et al complaining about Lombardi not going after Heatley? I do.
July 3rd, 2011, 08:03 PM #20
I think SJ wins this one.
Heatley has a 7.5M hit thru '14 while Havlat's deal is a 5M hit thru '15.
Gets SJ out from under that stupid contract with a guy who has mad skills but is a gutless no-show punk in the PO's.
SJ has more cap flexibility and Havlat may be much bigger for them when they need him than Heater was.