For Minnesota GM Chuck Fletcher, the idea for trading for Dany Heatley
Sunday night was a simple one.
"For us to compete and do a better job next year we felt we needed to score more goals," said Fletcher in a Monday afternoon conference call. "Certainly this trade, acquiring certainly one of the better goal scorers in the NHL today in Dany Heatley
on the heels of acquiring Devin Setoguchi
at the Draft, we feel we've added some goal scorers, some players that shoot the puck, and hopefully will mesh well with some of the other players that we have on our roster."
Few score more effectively than Heatley.
He scored just 26 goals this past season, but ranks first in the NHL in power-play goals (128) and game-winning goals (58), third in goals (325) and fifth in points (689) since he entered the League in 2001.