The locker room was nearly cleared out by the time we got in, so here’s the full 2:06 of media questions to newcomer Dany Heatley (who would play against his former team, the Senators, the following night). Not necessarily known for his defense, Heatley made a nice veteran play on a John Tavares breakaway, lifting his stick from behind to disrupt a point blank shot on goal. At the time, it preserved a close game late.
I also got a chance to chat with general manager Chuck Fletcher, in particular about Minnesota’s improved farm system. Fletcher’s especially high on Charlie Coyle, who he sees as a two-way, top-six center that will be able to compete against the best in the Western Conference.