Originally posted by DarthNiner:Originally posted by ads_2006:
Where's OTC & Darth & NickV? THoughts guys?
I was suprised by the trade, but I was happy we got rid of Heatley because he wasn't worth the production that we were getting from him for the salary that he was receiving. We got some and lost some on this trade:
-- Heatley was willing to mix it up by being more physical than Havlat (someone had the stats earlier for hits made by both players). That should mean that we shouldn't expect a whole lot of defense from Havlat.
-- Heatley was supposed to be a sniper, but I didn't see that much of it while he was with the Sharks (probably because our two scoring lines were pretty much balanced).
-- Havlat has more speed than Heatley and can score during transition, which I think will be an asset now that we have two puck-moving defensemen in Boyle and Burns.
-- I personally think that Havlat is a less physical, left-handed version of.... Devon Setoguchi.
I like the trade because the expected production should now equal the salary. But money=production doesn't really win championships now does it...
It allows you guys to keep your team intact next year.
And Heatley has been a major disappointment when it counts. Havlat has a cup, and that experience is invaluable.
Its a good move by SJ.
Handzus? Waste of money.