I really hope this is true. I'd be ecstatic to get Heatley on this team. We need offense and how often are you going to find a 50 goal scorer on the market.
Eklund is not a reliable source so I would take anything you see from it as a complete grain of salt. Moreover, as I've stated before in the Heater threads on here...WE DO NOT HAVE THE CAP SPACE FOR HIM. We are sitting around $50M mark right now. Heatley's contract puts us over the limit and also takes away all wiggle room at the deadline, not to mention we still need to sign Koivu and Burns to contracts next season (along with Johnnson if we deem so). Do we really want to have close to $30M in just 4 guys? Oh and Heatley has a NTC and will only opt out if its a team of his choosing basically. And Minnesota is not one of those.