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
So he asks for a trade, then stuffs the only viable trade offer on the table. Apparently, he felt that there would be all sorts of teams that would fall all over each other trying to win the Heatley lotto. The complete absence of viable offers while Edmonton's offer was still open should have been enough of a hint that he should have either taken it, or withdrawn his trade request altogether. Imagine the reception he's going to get every time he plays in Edmonton for the rest of his career. I wonder if it will be any better in Ottawa, trade or no trade.
Lucas, 2009-08-21 23:39:01
Lee, 2009-08-21 18:12:38
Clouston might look like Howdy Doody - go ahead and google it - but he seems a competent coach.
Ottawa improved dramatically under his tenure and what was Heatley doing to deserve his diminished role ???
Yeah of course, it's always the coaches fault. Ya-Da Ya-Da.
Grow up Dany boy. I'm not a Senators fan, but they don't need another Alex Daigle or Alexei Yashin.
Money - you know that word pretty good, now learn another - accountability.
Do you have the balls to live up to that word ???
Andy V., 2009-08-21 17:27:12
The thing is, as matters now stand, those who think like you are clearly in the majority so, as long as you are willing to put your rear-ends in the seats, and buy their products without raising much of a fuss over the performance, team or individual, management (and to some degree the players) are never going to be pressed. How else to account for the 42-year love-affair the Leafs fans have had with their under-achieving team?
Gary O., 2009-08-21 15:12:32
He blew his chance by blocking the trade to Edmonton. Can't say I feel sorry for him now.
I hope he plays for Canada. He's one of our top offensive players. Unfortunately, the media will continue make this a distraction. That's what they do best.
Ron, 2009-08-21 15:01:33
Anyone who aspires to a "leadership" role on any team would bust their butt in the off-season, and come back with a renewed sense of purpose, not hijack their team with a trade demand and whine about their role, especially after the debacle that was the Sens past season.
Will, 2009-08-21 14:21:40