UPDATE 9:45p.m.: Looks like this ESPN report has no more legs than the Garrioch report last night. ESPN was able to reach Murray for comment tonight and he had this to say:
""It's simply not true," Murray told ESPN.com Thursday night . "I've had conversations with teams today but still I'm not close to a deal [involving Heatley]." Read it here.
Sounds like we should call it a night. Bust. Maybe tomorrow. Hopefully better return and better results. I think this is a case of where there's smoke....You get the idea.
UPDATE 9:33p.m.: Trusted news source and friend of the 6th Sens James Gordon of the Citizen has confirmed via twitter that Heatley will not be at the golf tournament tomorrow as not to distract from the charity. The first of many canadian respected media types starting to weigh in on the "trade". We'll see.
UPDATE 9:16p.m.: Same link as before, GM's are denying it. I kinda hope so, I like both the rumored players coming to Ottawa it's just not good enough return for Heatley. Not to mention the contract issues (ie. pending UFA and overpaid).
UPDATE 8:54p.m.: ESPN is reporting the deal is done. Link here.
I'm sure, much much more to come.
This is what we'll be using to update you readers through the night:
Dany Heatley will probably be a Shark tonight or tomorrow. ~ John Buccigross' Twitter.
Lehner reminds me of Steve Mason. ~ Amateur Announcer on Rogers 22 during the Sens vs Leafs prospects tilt
7-0 for the Senators after two in the prospects game. Standing out for me thus far: Condra, Hoffman, Svendson. I'd mention a defensemen but the bulk of the game has been spent in the Leafs end.
TSN has released the terms of the contract that Mike Comrie has signed with the Edmonton Oilers -- 1 year, $1.125M