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Getting It Done in Minnesota

That is what both the organization and its fans are going two months into the season.

The Minnesota Wild currently find themselves tied for first in the Western Conference with the Chicago Blackhawks as both clubs have 31 points (As of this writing…November 29, 2011). With a new head coach and a few new faces in the lineup, this definitely was not expected in Minnesota.

With that said, however, it is easy to see why the team has been successful so far. The team has shown offensive depth, has fed into new head coach Mike Yeo’s system and is getting excellent goaltending from its tandem of Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding.

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Liking Dany Heatley

From Stan Fischler at MaxHockey.com:

Has anyone—with the possible exception of Edmonton Oilers leaders Kevin Lowe and Steve Tambellini—stopped to think that maybe, just maybe, there is something to like about this broth of a boy who can score goals better than most of his brethren?

The Maven believes that there is and, furthermore, I insist that we disband the Heatley Hatred Society for at least one day and reorganize it as the Don’t Knock Dany fraternity.

For once—if you can bear it—think of reasons to embrace Dany Boy. As a public service, I present just a few:

Click here for more on why the Maven thinks we should like Heatley.


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Update - No Heatley Tonight for Blueshirts

From Rick Carpiniello at Rangers Report:

I’ve been told that Heatley is coming to the Rangers tonight. Not sure what the Rangers are giving up to get him, but they can fit him under the cap now.

Click here for more. All I can say is - WOW! I wonder who GM Glen Sather is going to give up. Thoughts?


Now it sounds as if the Rangers are done for the night—I was wondering why they had the Glen Sather conference call so early. And if they are done for the night, that probably means they are done in the dealing for Dany Heatley.

Earlier I said it looked like it was getting done. Apparently what I was actually hearing but not comprehending was the Gomez deal going down. Sorry about that.

But once Ottawa makes that $4 million bonus payment to Heatley, I’m pretty sure there is no reason for the Senators to trade him … or to do it any time soon. So I assume the Sens will make a deal with Edmonton or some other team by midnight tonight.

Click here for more. We’ll see what happens tomorrow folks. I apologize if I got anyone excited but at least I posted an update unlike some rumor monger we all know.

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Another Blogger’s Opinion on Why Moving Heatley is Going to be Difficult

From Ryan McFadden at Blueshirt Banter:

It seems like Murray is refusing to allow the market to set the price for Heatley. The Senators need to come to grips with the fact that Heatley is not going to return equal value before or after July 1st when the $4 million in salary to him is due. Not in a salary capped league and not in a recession.

Every since the news of Heatley wanting a trade broke, I have been saying over and over that it is not going to be easy for him to be moved. I’ve beaten the proverbial dead horse saying that Heatley is not going to return equal valuefor four reasons:

1) They don’t have much leverage at the draft with the $4 million that Heatley is owed hanging over their heads.

2) That sum will immediately eliminate a number of teams from pursuing him until after July 1st when the amount is to paid to Heatley.

3) There is the limited number of teams which Heatley will accept a trade too.

4) The number of potential trading partners dwindles even further as some are not willing to take on a large contract during this economy.

Click here for more. I’m tired of all this Heatley talk. How about you?

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Obsessing over Dany Heatley

From Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy:

Dany Heatley’s representation has made a few things clear about his trade request to the Ottawa Senators, as reported by Wayne Scanlon of Canwest: That ice time and a “significant role” on a team are pretty important thing for him; that a rift with head coach Cory Clouston is one of, if not the primary, motivations for his request; and that he’s done with the Senators, and there’s no turning back.

Click here for more on where fans think Heatley should go.

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Heatley and the New York Rangers: Would you do it?

From Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants:

You point out that Dany Heatley wants out of Ottawa. Then you note that his $7.5 million annual salary approximates Scott Gomez’s cap hit to the Rangers, plus the fact that both have limited movement clauses in their contract. Then you wisely suggest that Heatley’s offensive prowess might be a good fit for a team that struggles to score like the Rangers.

Seriously, if you’re GM Glen Sather, you have to at least pick up the phone and see if there are any parameters to make a deal. No way the Senators do Heatley for Gomez straight up (at least I wouldn’t if I were the Senators) but would Gomez and a first-round pick do the trick, or maybe Gomez and one of the Rangers D-man prospects and/or a first-round pick. I’m not sure and perhaps the price goes too high. But, if you’re Glen Sather, you have to pick up the phone.

Click here for more. What do you folks think of Heatley in a Rangers’ sweater next season? How would you propose a deal to the Senators?

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