A Heatley for JBo trade is one of the few that makes sense IMO. Both players would need to waive NTC's, both signed for 3 more years, salaries are roughly the same (although Heatley has the higher cap hit), Sharks need D - Calgary could use some scoring.
But either way, I doubt either player is moved.
Flames don't need "scoring." We need a top line C, a shutdown C who is preferably a faceoff winner as well, cap space, better depth on defense, prospects ready to make the jump to the NHL right now at every position except goaltending, and to unload about 10-12 mil of dead weight. The Flames are a mess right now, but they don't need "scoring" in itself.
Even though the value isn't even close, Ottawa's lack of forward depth, with not many prospects in the pipeline with top 6 potential makes this deal even more dumb.
We have a ton of D who are almost ready to make the jump. With Kuba, Gonchar, Phillips, Karlsson and maybe Lee all locks for the up coming season (unless Kuba is bought out/traded) and Rundblad, Cowen and Wiercioch clawing at the door, this would just extend our rebuild years.
Not to mention that Spezza seems to be really developing well defensively, and Bouwmeester has never met expectations after leaving Florida.
It definitely is arguable. In terms of TOI, Karlsson and Bouwmeester would probably be paired up and share ES time. Bouwmeester wouldn't get the same PP time he got in Calgary (behind Karlsson and Gonchar) but he'd be #1 in PK time. It would probably balance out to about equal TOI in the end, although I suspect Ottawa will be taking more penalties than they get power plays.
In terms of offensive skill, its not even a question he'd be 3rd. Karlsson's got him beat by a mile and Gonchar even on the decline still edged out Bouwmeester's point totals.
So yeah, Bouwmeester would make a case for #1, but I'd think Karlsson has played his way into that spot. Either way it would make a really great first pairing.
...Just not good enough to justify trading Spezza.