While we await any further news or details tonight, there may be one other factor to consider in all of this.
Is it possible that the Rangers are actually in talks regarding Vinny Lecavalier out of Tampa Bay not Dany Heatley?
While the Rangers have more of a need for a big-time winger, if Brandon Dubinsky must be involved in any trade wouldn't it make more sense to trade a center for center, rather than center for wing?
The Gomez trade already acquired a top-4 winger for your extra center so losing another center would defeat the purpose of having two top-4 wingers.
And while the Rangers have several players who can play center, they lack the punch and consistency that Dubinsky and Chris Drury provide at that position.
So while you sit and anxiously await the fate of Dany Heatley, don't be shocked if a player from the south comes north.
More to come...