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
In my opinion he should be taken to court for breach oof contract.
Bigberg, 2009-08-31 15:05:35
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
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
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
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 shouldn't be allowed to play for Team Canada either.
someone, 2009-08-26 21:17:43