Edmonton and Ottawa ( Heatley )
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06-10-2009, 10:39 AM
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From the Sens perspective, the worst thing Heatley can do is come to camp out of shape and dog it until he gets traded. The entire team suffers and the return for him goes down.
I don't think the Sens are going to get boned when they deal Heatley, but I don't think they're in the position to get max market value either. He'll probably get a pretty good return as long as there are 3-4 teams he's willing to get traded to that can afford his salary & cap hit, and have the assets to move. I just think that the EDM offer from above is fair value and about all you can reasonably expect.
If he dogs it he will only ruin his chances to play in the olympics (his career and reputation), I would think he is smarter than that. He is a shoe in for the Canadian Olympic team right now. Why fk that up?
2, Gagne and Cogliano are 2 good young players but they have not done much in the NHL other than score 16 and 18 goals career high each. It's like Ottawa offering a deal around Foligno and their 9th pick and prospect to go after a player of Dany Heatley's caliber on another team. Not enough IMO for a 6-3 220lb multi 50 goal 100+ point player who is only 28 year old.
Ottawa must get a player who can contribute and get better in the NHL (a young player who's at least shown he is a mid 20's goal scorer to manage some of the risk of the other 2 peices), a bluechip prospect, and a top 5-6 lottery pick.
That isnt too much to ask for a superstar LW IMO.
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