Hooray! We replaced our often-injured 27 year old Solvakian (Gaborik) with an often injured 28 year old Czech (Havlat).
Gaborik - 8 years, 502 games, 437 points (0.87 ppg), +54 career
Havlat - 8 years, 470 games, 396 points (0.84 ppg), +87 career
Most of the Wild fans I know seem to hate the idea, but to me they are basically the same guy - potential star who never lived up to the hype thanks to injuries. At least Havlat will save us 2.5mil per year compared to Gaborik, hopefuly we cna use that cap space for someone else who can help score (another Koivu?).
As for the rest of the NHL, I wasn't surprised to see the twins stay in Vancouver. It would have been tough for them to lost those two. Also, man the Habs seemed to dump half their team and reload by adding Gomez, Camalleri, Gill, Gionta, Spacek. They look a lot better already on paper, we'll see how they fair with a new coach. And Hossa in Chicago is a definite upgrade from Havlat, that should also help Kane/Toews out as well I think.