Heatley Saga Close to Ending: However Mum's the Word.

S. Singh@@S_Singh24Contributor ISeptember 10, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - FEBRUARU 12:  Dany Heatley #15 of the Ottawa Senators looks on during the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center on February 12, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

According to ESPN's John Buccigross, a three-way deal involving the San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, and the Ottawa Senators is on the verge of being completed.

While the GM's are mum and have not made it official thus far, initial reports (also by NHL.com) suggest that San Jose will be Dany Heatley's new home while Patrick Marleau will head to Los Angeles. 

The Senators will get Jarret Stoll and Alexander Frolov.

With the start of training camp on the horizon, it is now or never for moving Heatley (or at least in not in the near future). As GM Bryan Murray looks to deal the embattled star, he has indicated that if Heatley is not traded by the start of camp, he will be expected to show up to camp.

A sentiment echoed by Heatley himself.

Regardless of where Heatley ends up, the receiving team is going to get one heck of a player.

While it is unfortunate for this saga to have continued all summer long, it should be noted that players asking for trades  is not new, but usually those requests never get leaked.

Heck, most of us non-athletes ask for them all the time (job transfers anyone?) so I think we all should cut him some slack and move on.