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06-10-2009, 10:58 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
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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.
Good luck with that with that return. Do you think that Heatley is going to take a trade to the NYI, TB, PHO or ATL? Those teams have 4 of the top 6 picks. What you're looking for pretty much limits you to LA, which is definetetely a possibility.
I think the EDM offer is pretty close to what you're looking for:
POS = a young player who's at least shown he is a mid 20's goal scorer
10th overall = lottery pick (not top 6 but should still be a REALLY good prospect)
a bluechip prospect = Gilbert's not a prospect, but he's a legit top pairing offensive d-man who can move the puck and is locked up reasonably long term - aka - exactly what OTT needs.
I don't think that if Heatley struggles out of the gate he's not going to make the Olympic team. Stevie Y is smarter than that.
The Sens REALLY need to get this addressed now, because it's going to be REALLY difficult to find someone who can pick up that much salary after the season starts.
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