Danny Heatley is running out of options. In reality, he has to reconsider his decision to demand to be traded to certain cities. I have heard only rumors on which team he has on his list. But for someone who wants to leave Ottawa, he sure is making it hard on himself. Think about it, don’t you think that if you wanted out of somewhere, you would be as accommodating as you could.
Heater has to rethink as we watched the Sharks and the Bruins drop out of the game. Heater himself decided that Edmonton is out. How many more teams can afford to take a gamble on the Heater?
So, Danny, are you going to change your mind? You have to speak up, don’t you? Danny Heatley has chosen to remain silent, not coming to the media. This remains puzzling in my mind. You go tell everyone who will listen and yet when it comes to telling why, you remain numb. So Danny, I have decided to give you some advice on where I think you should go. The Ottawa management team should take notes.
The Kings have a very good base, with some great talent led by Brown and Kopitar. The Kings are a upcoming team who have great young dmen led by Doughty and Johnson. Can you imagine Kopitar with Heatley? The Kings are young and in dire need of a star to go with Kopitar. This nothing against Smyth, who is a terrific power forward, but a sniper is exactly what the Kings could use.
The Rangers are the Mecca of the hockey world. Did you noticed I capitalized Mecca? That was for emphasis, and not just because it’s a proper name that should be capitalized anyway. The Rangers need someone to help Gabby, because he will be injured most of the year anyway. The Rangers are a contending team; with Heatley they would be that much better.
Havlat with Heatley would be a scary combination. Heater could actually make the Wild a better team. Danny needs to go to a hockey market without the media hounding every word he speaks. The Wild would be a great fit.
How many Islanders fans’ mouths would water at the idea of Heatley with Tavares? The best young player in the game, with one of the best snipers in the game; a match made in heaven. The Islanders would love this. Heater could bring butts back to the seats in the rink in Long Island.
I could go through more, but I think those are the best four fits. Obviously the main problem is the compensation for Heater and the resulting cap issues. The Rangers would have to send cap back to Ott, the Isles would not want to send too much of their talent that they are building for the future. The Kings could give the Sens a very good package, but they need to keep some of their players to play with Heatley. In short, I am afraid that Heatley is running himself out of business. I suspect he is going to have to make it up to the Sens fans. Danny may not be going anywhere soon, and the Sens players and fans are going to have to forgive him.
Until next time.