Heatley to Nashville
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06-11-2009, 11:46 AM
What's the Pred say?
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How important is Legwand to Nashville? Or Erat? Adding one of them to a deal involving Heatley and Suter would even up the money, but are these players even available?
Trading Legwand or Erat to get a player of Heatley's caliber is counterproductive, because it opens up the same type of hole it creates. For example, if we give up Erat for Heatley, we'll still need two top six wingers and have $4M or so less to spend on them.
Ultimately, we'd be better off trying to sign two of Antropov, Cole, Sullivan, and Gionta (although the latter is highly unrealistic) than trading for Heatley. It allows us to better distribute our self-imposed budget, and fills a pair of holes without creating any (where Heatley would leave us with the same two holes we started with).
Any trade for Heatley would have to not involve Weber, Suter, Wilson, Blum, likey Rinne, or any top six forward on the roster, in order to work for Nashville, and I doubt that's palatable for Ottawa.
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