Thread: McGahee/Heatley
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10-12-2003, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by dunwoody_joe
Actually, McGahee's career was more at risk than Heatley's. Mc blew out his knee before he was drafted and it was entirely likely that he might not have been drafted at all. The Bills took a big chance and now the kid can try to make a comeback. Had he been undrafted, his career could have been over.

Heatley was already under contract and has the full support of the Thrasher organization. Just in that, he is in better shape.

I wonder if there is an example of a hockey player with a similar injury to Heatley's?

There is no way he was going to go undrafted. He was supposed to be the #1 or 32 pick in the draft until he tore up his knee.

Lots of players have torn ligaments in the NHL. Luckily for Danny, speed wasn't the key to his game. Guys like Pavel bure and (I think) Selanne tore ligaments and it takes a couple years for those guys to get back to their former selves, but those were speed players.

Don't expect Heatley to come back this season.

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