Heatley to Montreal (Should we be interested?)
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09-04-2009, 10:18 AM
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The Senators are definitely not the team with negotiation power. Not only is it tough for them to find a partner due to the cap space situation, but Heatly seems to also be very picky seeing as he already used his NTC and any players coming to Ottawa would require to lift their NTC or not have one.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Heatly go for a much cheaper return than what people expect.
I'm not saying the trade proposal would work, but I don't think Ottawa will get a huge return for him simply because there's just not that many eligible partners.
I should have been more elaborate. Heatley would be VERY expesive if the Habs wanted him. Ottawa will ask for more from a division rival like Montreal then they would from San Jose.
I think as time goes by that you re right, Ottawa will likely get less in return as they don't want him in camp and other Gms know this. That being said, I do believe that they wil hold on to him after training camp if they don't get an acceptable offer, especially after paying him the $4M bonus and hope for a key injury to a key player on another team so they can move him.
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