By Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter
The deal that seemingly took a decade to complete is finally official. The Ottawa Senators traded Dany Heatley and a fifth-round pick to the San Jose Sharks for former 56-goal scorer Jonathan Cheechoo (2005-06), Milan Michalek, and a second-round pick in 2010.
For Ottawa, it ends a long drawn-out saga that was sure to be a huge distraction at training camp and beyond. Sure, trading a player of Heatley’s talent will hurt, but the alternative of keeping him in Ottawa was never really an option.
In Michalek the Senators add a player that can come in and play on Ottawa’s first or second line. Michalek, who is 24 years old, is a tremendous skater and unafraid to play an aggressive, hard-hitting game (he ha ...
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Article written by Mark Ritter