One dragged out story is now done, only one to go (the Coyotes). The Ottawa Senators where finally able to move Dany Heatley to the San Jose Sharks. The Sens sent Heatley and a 5th round pick to the Sharks for Milan Michalek, Jonathan Cheechoo, and a 2nd round pick.
It will be interesting to see how the Senators fans react to this trade. They should be happy that this 4-5 month saga is finally over, but will they feel that the Sens got enough back in return? Murray was pretty much hand cuffed in what he do, the selfish Heatley really put him under the gun.
Cheechoo is a $3 million cap hit, with 2 years remaining at $3.5 million per season. The 24 year old Michalek is locked up for 5 more years with a cap number of $4.33 million. Heatley has 5 years remaining at a $7.5 million cap hit.