The San Jose Sharks and Minnesota Wild have pulled off another big trade with each other (the first one was the Brent Burns trade). The Sharks have traded forward Dany Heatley to the Wild for forward Martin Havlat.
When you don’t produce in the playoffs like you do during the season this is what happens sometimes. Heatley, who had 3 goals, 9 points in 18 playoff games this past season, is now gone and Havlat comes in who hasn’t been in the playoffs since winning the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in ’08-’09.
Sharks GM Doug Wilson said this about Havlat:
“He’s a hockey player that wants to play in big situations and that is a thing that we think is an important part of his makeup,” Wilson said.