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Which team won Heatley deal?
Mon, September 14, 2009

By DON BRENNAN, SUN MEDIA

Combined, Milan Michalek and Jonathan Cheechoo will make a little less money than Dany Heatley this season.

They also have the potential to score a few more goals.

In the eyes of Ottawa-born defenceman Dan Boyle who plays for San Jose, however, it's impossible to determine right now the winner in Saturday's blockbuster deal between the Senators and the Sharks.

Which team do you think won the Heatley trade? Have your say in our forum.

Sharks accept Heatley as is



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Where is the NHL and the PA in this? They should have some sort of comment, this hurts a franchise, and its season ticket holders, but what do they care?
Aaron, 2009-08-31 15:20:56

John Thompson are you not really Dany the Whiner? Heatley is nothing but self centred moron. He has completely ruined his reputation and his agent must be in the same boat.

In my opinion he should be taken to court for breach oof contract.
Bigberg, 2009-08-31 15:05:35

Heatly is exactly the type of person that is a cancer on any team, he pays no regard to fans, owners or the game he figures he is THE GAME", a player like that should be playing senier mens hockey the NHL should use him as an example and suspend him indefinitly.
jimf, 2009-08-31 13:48:40

Heatley will report to camp in September. If traded now, all Ottawa would get for him is a bag of pucks. Ottawa needs something worthwhile in return, right now a couple of high draft picks would satisfy me as long as they don't waste them as they have in the past-remember Alexander Daigle, I do.

A trade during camp is possible but unlikely. Teams are too interested in their own players, usually, to make a big trade.

That means he starts the season in Ottawa. Management has the choice to play him or sit him in the press box. Personally, I would like the management to publicly state that he has to play well enough to be trade worthy then sit him the first 5 or 10 games of the season. See if he can be made hungry. I don't expect to see him traded until after Christmas at the earliest and definitely by the trade deadline.

By then, some other GM will be more willing to pay the price for him. I hope it is an armoured truck full of cash and high draft picks over 2 or 3 years. And send him out west somewhere, a team that does not come here to play very often.
Bill, 2009-08-31 12:24:22

Heatley will be a Shark. They are the only team with not only interest in him but cap room. I don't see the Ranger being able to afford him.
jeff, 2009-08-31 11:47:09

Rick W.

You sound just like other fans and columnists; if so many GMs wanted Heatley, why have only Rangers, Oilers, Sharks expressed interest?

Part of it is salary and part of it is chemistry. Why disrupt a working locker room to add some prima donna that might quit on you a year later?

Goals can be scored by a multitude of players. The fragile balance of a well-oiled locker room can't be traded for...that's why Hextall was leery of Heatley to the Kings.

Anyone who thinks everyone wants this guy is deluded, period.


Greg, 2009-08-31 10:16:47

He'll start the season here in Ottawa.

Melnyk and Murray want the PERFECT deal and to hell with what it does to the locker room.

Melnyk and Murray hate being wrong and, as usual, they'll put their own inflates sense of pride over the best interests of the team.


Greg, 2009-08-31 09:41:48

So, in your world Stewart J. it's ok for a player under a long-term contract to demand a trade and then virtually dictate where he wants to go!

It's fans like you, with your willingness to pander to the athletes and put them on pedestals, that has made a mockery of pro sports in general.
Gary O., 2009-08-27 08:55:10

He is nothing but a big, whiney baby.

He shouldn't be allowed to play for Team Canada either.
someone, 2009-08-26 21:17:43

Wow, first and foremost, yank the "A", he is not worthy of a team anything, second, sit him down, hand him a lollipop, and tell him he is NOT bigger than the team, does this guy not forget who gave him a second chance after his less than responsible car crash? in which he was responsible for the death of his friend? wow, this in incredible, this guy deserves to play in Russia...
Oz Morales, 2009-08-26 21:01:18

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