It must have been about a week since we’ve last heard Dany Heatley’s name mentioned, and it was nice to break in my opinion. With the Senators-Oilers deal all but apparently dead, the San Jose Sharks might be next in line to take a crack at the non-committed Heatley. Heatley may have San Jose on his list of places he’d like to play. According to the article above, Heatley likes the Sharks because they are a high scoring, front-running team. And here I thought it was because they both like to disappear. The Sharks disappear when the playoffs roll around, and Heatley likes to disappear on teammates.
Once again, Patrick Marleau’s name is mentioned in the trade talks. He must be used to rumors by now as his name has been mentioned in trade talks for the last couple years. The underacheiving Jonathan Cheechoo is also mentioned. Both teams are right too, and are over the salary cap number. Heatley’s cap number is $7.5 until after the 2013-14 season, Marleau has $6.3 million and 1 year left, Cheechoo has 2 years and $6 million.