A source has been told that Dany Heatley will be a Ranger before midnight tonight. The Gomez deal has apparently freed enough cap space for the move to be made.
Rick Carpinello has also reported the Heatley deal to be done.
The source stated that Brandon Dubinsky was involved in the deal though that remains to be seen now that Gomez has gone.
Dubinsky, an RFA, was tendered a qualifying offer.
Steve Zipay of Newsday has also heard Dubinsky's name as part of the Heatley deal.
I have a hard time believing that only because it begs the question: what's the point of wingers without top centers?
With the movement of Gomez, Dubinsky and Chris Drury instantly become your top two centers.
Artem Anisimov and perhaps a player like Lauri Korpikoski (a natural center) could fill the third and fourth lines. Or Blair Betts could be re-signed, though it's an outside chance.
More as it develops...