I'm still getting over the shock, but this is a good trade. We now have a player who has proven he can perform in the playoffs, and we addressed our speed issue. Havlat is a fast little mother****er and i going to be alot mroe usefull than Heatley, especially in the playoffs.
This is good for Minny too, Heater - Koivu - Seto, they now have a legit offence.
This just made my day. Heatley wasn't a bad player by any means, but that contract was ridiculous. DW got it done! I doubt DW stops here though, he obviously has someone in mind (unless SVSE wants to cut spending).
Well we got faster, better defensively, and 2.5 million cheaper. Havlat has an extra year, but that's not a big deal. I am kind of just in shock. Wow. Can we do one more trade with minny to get seto back.
Not necessarily better, but definitely a better fit.
I wasn't a big Havlat fan once he started disappointing us in Minnesota, but I think this was a fantastic move for the Sharks. Heatley was the player/contract that had to be removed to re-sign the Coutures and Burnses, and DW did it while adding speed, dangle, and playoff ability.