According to a recent post by Eklund the Rangers may be close to acquiring Dany Heatley from Ottawa. Here is what Eklund had to say, "* The Rangers are reportedly offering a deal that may include Chris Drury to the Sens for Dany Heatley. A source close to the scene in NY said that "There are major wheels in motion, and I believe Heatley to be a Ranger by Sunday."
Personally I saw Heatley's tade demand as an opportunity for Sen GM Bryan Murray to add some key pieces to the Sens roster while clearing a cap-killing deal off of their books. If they were to take back Drury's contract then for the next 3 years at least they wouldn't be saving any cap space. I'm sure Drury would fit in Ottawa and provide a good locker room presence and solid play on the ice but as we Rangers fans can attest all of those things don't make Drury a $7 million-a-year player.
From the Rangers perspective, Heatley would provide them with that top notch goal-scoring threat that the lack. Certainly he would help out both at even-strength and on the power play; which was the Rangers Achilles Heel last season, both in the regular season and in the playoffs. The supposed rift between Heatley and new Sens coach Cory Clouston makes me wonder how Heatley will handle Torts.
Overall, depending on what else is involved in the trade, I like the thought of adding a threat like Heatley to the Rangers lineup. Certainly the easiest way to do that is to move a contract like Drury's. I'd miss Drury but with Heatley on board the Rangers become a more dangerous team offensively.