Nine days after the earthquake came the aftershock.
In another Wild-San Jose Sharks blockbuster, General Manager Chuck Fletcher acquired much-maligned but potentially-lethal goal scorer Dany Heatley Sunday night after Martin Havlat waived his no-move clause to head west.
At the June 24 draft, the Wild acquired 24-year-old goal scorer Devin Setoguchi along with prospect Charlie Coyle and a first-round pick (became Zack Phillips) for defenseman Brent Burns and a second-round pick.
Heatley, 30, long a controversial figure who two years ago asked out of Ottawa and before that Atlanta, has seen declining production since consecutive 50-goal seasons in 2005-06 and 2006-07 with the Senators.
After scoring 119 goals the past three seasons, Heatley scored 26 goals and 64 points in 80 games last season for the Sharks. Much of it was blamed on a hand injury in the second half.
In 669 career games, Heatley scored 325 goals and 689 points.
Havlat, 30, Fletcher’s first big free-agent addition when he came on board in 2009, scored 40 goals and 116 points in two seasons with the Wild.
Heatley has three more years left on his deal at $7.5 million annually. Havlat has four more years left at $5 million annually.
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The 2015 Wild first-round pick captained the United States to gold at the most recent world junior championships and was the first sophomore captain at Wisconsin since the 1970s.
The same lines and the same defensive pairs were on the ice as the Wild looks for its first winning streak since Feb. 27-28 on Thursday against the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Wild snapped a five-game losing streak and won for the third time in 11 games this month.
Bruce Boudreau explained why he ended Sunday's nights postgame press session in less than a half-minute and then looked ahead to what the Wild needs to do against San Jose at the X.
The Wild hopes to sign the 2016 first-round pick, whose sophomore season at Wisconsin ended in the Big Ten hockey tournament title game loss.