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Reaction To Havlat-For-Heatley Trade From Hockey Wilderness

It hasn't taken long for our friends at Hockey Wilderness to react to the trade that has seen Martin Havlat waiving his no-trade clause and getting shipped to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for much-maligned winger Dany Heatley.

From all accounts, they seem to view it as a positive.

Heatley's the kind of player who will work well as a pure sniper. He can create his own shot, he's a big body in front and will put the puck on net more frequently than anyone this franchise has seen since Marian Gaborik left.

For the kind of production Heatley has provided and is projected to provide along side Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Mikko Koivu, Heatley's contract is fantastic.

More information as the details come out, but frankly, it's a move I like, no matter my opinion about Heatley's past. He's a productive player and an offensive threat any time he's on the ice.

This is the second big trade that the Wild and Sharks have been involved in this off-season. On draft day, the Sharks sent 24-year old goal scorer Devin Setoguchi, prospect Charlie Coyle, and a first-round pick that turned into Zack Phillips to the Wild in exchange for defenseman Brent Burns and a second-round draft choice.

Jump into the story at Hockey Wilderness at the link up top and tell them what you think of this deal.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.