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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. 

LA Kings

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.

NY Rangers

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.

Minnesota Wild

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.

NY Islanders

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.

Filed Under:   Heatley   Rangers   Wild   Kings   Islanders  
August 16, 2009 12:48 AM ET | Delete
Good read. As a Flames fan, would you know if Calgary would be able to pull off a deal for Heatley, even if a third team gets involved? Heatley in Calgary just wouldn't be fair. If it doesn't happen, I'd say he'd fit best in New York or Minnesota.
August 16, 2009 2:24 AM ET | Delete
as a ranger fan i still think it would be awesome to have him..but sather and murray cant agree.. murray wants dubinsky, but doesnt want roszival.. if the rangers were to bring in heatley, the would have to trade roszival redden or drury to ottawa. and i doubt it... they wont take redden back, and drury wont wave his NTC..so ottawa either takes roszival.. with most likely dubinsky, or they keep heatley...
August 16, 2009 6:12 AM ET | Delete
Your comments on the Rangers amused me. Calling them the Mecca of hockey is like saying that The Galaxy are the Mecca of soccer. Secondly, suggesting that they are a contending team is pretty funny when they have no first line centre, porous D and no clear direction. And considering they would have to trade their best centre and a decent D-man to get him, those shortcomings would only get worse.
August 16, 2009 9:37 AM ET | Delete
the rangers do have a decent center as they have just signed vinny prospal and they now have 11 forwards fighting for the top 9. I'd say this opens the door for Heater to be a blueshirt and dubinsky, rozsival, lisin, and a 1st round pick becoming senators property
August 16, 2009 9:38 AM ET | Delete
oh and prospal 1 yr 1.1 mil.... first great signing by slats
August 16, 2009 5:17 PM ET | Delete
I think Danny will be in Ottawa next season or Edmonton. With the Oilers not making many trades I think Heatly and the Oil brass may rekindle.IMO I dont think Buffalo has the prospects to make a trade work same as the Wild. Sharks have cap problems and so does NY. The flames could make the deal if it involved Dion and Bourque.
August 16, 2009 7:13 PM ET | Delete
Pretty sure Minnesota is a rabid hockey market...
August 16, 2009 10:08 PM ET | Delete
Loc80r, the Rangers actually have about 3.5 million of cap space..... on capcentral, they have 8 defenseman and voros, korpikoski and rissmiller are still on the team at 1 mil each.They have enough to get heatley......dubinsky, rozsival, lisin, 1st and a 5th for Heater
August 17, 2009 12:17 AM ET | Delete
i say bury heatley in the minors for the season and let him ride on all those long he bus trips then maybe he would be willing to consider playing in Edmonton or Ottawa or anywhere willing to put up with his bulls**t
August 17, 2009 1:31 PM ET | Delete
i hear he is going to pheonix now
August 18, 2009 5:03 AM ET | Delete
Since when was Prospal a centre? Good signing though, I have to admit.
August 18, 2009 7:17 PM ET | Delete
Prospal can't play centre and actually play the defensive side of the game! Kings- Already said they dont want HeaterRangers- Cap IssuesIslanders- Nothing good coming back and Tavares and Heatley are both snipersWild- Would be the best fit for sure...and they have some assets they could pawn off for him!
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