all i can say is that from listening to ottawa talk radio this afternoon is ottawa fans love this deal, the fans turned on hossa since he put his needs before the team, and as for giving up de vries, his salary is way to much for a number 5 d-man on the team
personally i love it for the sens, we need a rugged winger
Atlanta wins this deal
Hossa is a much better OVERALL player. not only can he score but is is pretty good defensivly too. Heatley even when healthy cannot play defense. Plus Atlanta gets a pretty good defenseman in deVries.
I am not completly sold that Heatley will return to form or not. mentally he still has allot to overcome and maybe the change in scenery will help him. we shall soon see.
I realize I did not factor the salaries in all this, just the on ice stuff. I give the edge to Atlanta in this one. Talk to me in a year and I will look at it again.
I hope this opens up the idea of more deals like this.