Trade Rumors 2013 Part II
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03-01-2013, 10:26 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
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Don't know what they would want, but if the Wild retained around half of Dany Heatley's cap hit, I would be interested in adding him for the remainder of this season and next year. I can't imagine his trade value is too high.
I know he's not the player he used to be and he was never a great skater to begin with, but he's always been a sniper who has a great shot. Even as he's started to decline, he's still potted around 25 goals a year. He was a 50 goal scorer playing with Spezza and Alfredsson and 39 goal scorer playing with Thornton/Marleau at one point so I'd like to think he'd still have 25-30 goal potential (in an 82 game season) playing with a guy like Kopitar.
Still looking for that sniper on Kopitar's wing. Hope Toffoli is eventually it, but Heatley immediately helps as a goal scorer and probably helps the PP. Would give us a left handed shot on the wing too, something we definitely lack right now with Brown, Williams, Lewis, Carter all being righties and the only potential top 6 lefty being Penner.
Several problems with this:
1) Heatley isn't so bad that Minny would be forced to eat some of his cap
2) If Heatley were available, we would be outbid very easily if we even wanted him.
3) Minny is going to be real tight against the cap, if they trade Heatley they will want his entire cap hit gone. No way we can do that
4) I hate Dany Heatley
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