With more twists and turns than an episode of Law & Order: SVU, the National Hockey League had their own summer drama that finally reached a conclusion this afternoon. TSN breaks the news that Dany Heatley(notes) has finally been traded and is heading west to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Milan Michalek(notes), Jonathan Cheechoo(notes) and a second-round pick. Ottawa also included a fifth-round pick as part of the deal.
Talking to reporters after word began leaking out, Heatley was excited after learning his wish had been finally granted:
''I'm excited obviously, I'm excited to be a Shark,'' Heatley said. ''I want to thank everyone in Ottawa, the organization the fans, and the city. I had a great four years here (and) I'm happy to move on.''
I don't think I did anything wrong asking for a trade,'' Heatley said. ''I have my reasons for it. If people think differently of me that's fine but I believe I did nothing wrong and I'm happy to move on.''
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