Nobody wants Heatley.
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06-29-2009, 10:00 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
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nobody wants a 2 time 50goal scorer. nobody wants a guy with 550points in 500games.
Nobody wants to take on a $7.5 million contract with 4 more years to go. Nobody wants a player who has had "issues" with his last 2 coaches, and who asked to be traded from his last 2 teams. Especially after just signing a lengthy contract with an NTC.
The Sens basically have a choice of keeping their inevitable locker-room distraction and give up on the coming season (per the article), or they can take a bath to get rid of their problem to one of the few teams with cap space and who are desperate for a scoring forward. In this case, that means teams like Columbus, Florida, and Edmonton. And if Dany doesn't want to go to a team like that, or if Melnyk doesn't want to take a major bath on what they get in return, well then I'm sure 29 other teams in the NHL will love to watch the Senators season implode and hopefully give those other teams a better chance at the playoffs.
Now if this was a 50-goal scorer like Kovalchuk, who wasn't a distraction, and who hadn't asked for a trade, but was being offered for financial reasons... well then you might see some offers of the level Sens fans are hoping for. But Heatley isn't Kovalchuk and the situation is very different.
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