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Wearing #15 In Ottawa

from Bruce Deachman of the Ottawa Citizen,

I decided to buy one of these semi-precious Heatley jerseys—now a mere $99.99 plus tax—and wear it on Ottawa’s streets and in its sports bars to see what hockey fans had to say.

No sooner had I taken one off the rack when a customer in his early 50s commented: “You might get beaten up wearing that.”

A young woman looking at non-Heatley sweaters for youngsters, meanwhile, added, “You’re gonna get pelted.”

And as I left the store in the jersey, I heard a third customer, a teenager, call out: “You’re a brave man.”

more plus a chance to win that Heatley sweater…

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Has Heatley’s Conduct Damaged The Senators?

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

The Ottawa Senators have paid a $4 million (all figures U.S.) bonus to the disgruntled winger, as per the July 1 deadline, but find themselves flummoxed by Heatley’s request to be traded and his reluctance to waive his no-trade clause.

The possibility exists, however, that the Senators could file some kind of grievance against their star player.

“They believe that his conduct has damaged the club,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Star in an email last night. “What, if anything, they decide to do is ultimately up to the Senators.”

If the threat is a pressure tactic to get Heatley to waive his no-trade, it is a flawed one, said NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly. “The league is grasping at straws and would be on shaky legal ground if it pursued a grievance against Dany,” Kelly said.

read on

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Back To Square One

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Unless the Edmonton Oilers are willing to increase what they’re going to pay for the disgruntled Senators winger, Heatley won’t be going to the Oilers anytime soon.

“It’s different now,” said Murray. “I don’t know whether we will continue or not. During the day, I will talk to Steve Tambellini again. Very definitely it’s not the same deal it was yesterday.”

read on

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Your Daily Heatley Update

from Darren Dreger of TSN,

The Edmonton Oilers are working overtime to sell Dany Heatley on the trade.

Sources say members of the Oilers management team have arranged a face-to-face meeting with Heatley in hopes of convincing the star forward to waive his no-move clause

continued

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Chris Neil Stays in Ottawa, 4 Years

From Darren Dreger on Twitter

Neil staying in Ott. 4 years 8 mil

Update 8:53pm ET: From TSN

Forward Chris Neil left money on the table on Wednesday and agreed to a four-year, $8 million contract with the Ottawa Senators.

Neil, who reportedly turned down an offer that would have seen him make $1.7 million per season last week, had three offers from other clubs, but ended up taking less money to stay in Ottawa.

 

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This Doesn’t Look Good

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

Boy, oh, boy oh Dany boy, is this a double whammy of Pronger proportions to the well-bruised Edmonton ego.

Edmonton product Jay Bouwmeester signing with Calgary was the first skate to drop. But that was nothing until Calgary product Dany Heatley played coy when it came to to waiving his no trade clause on a done deal.

The price was a little stiff. But it would have allowed the Edmonton Oilers to unload a stiff and add a 50-goal scorer to play with Ales Hemsky.

But now young gun Andrew Cogliano, Ladislav Smid and Dustin Penner know the Oilers had traded them, which is only minor damage.

But now the world knows that a Calgarian would apparently rather take the spit and abuse of coming off as a bigger jerk than he already appeared to be to play in the city a three hour drive to the north.

continued

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Sens/Oilers Talking Deal

from TSN,

Sources tell TSN a Dany Heatley deal to the Oilers is getting close, but not yet finalized.

The expected deal would see Edmonton sending Andrew Cogliano, Dustin Penner and Ladislav Smid to the Senators in exchange for Heatley.

Heatley will be required to waive his no-trade clause.

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added 10:48pm, Senators have now asked Heatley to waive his NTC.  All the information is at the above link to TSN.

added 11:01pm, via Sportsnet,

Sources tell Sportsnet that the Ottawa Senators have traded disgruntled all-star Dany Heatley to the Edmonton Oilers for Andrew Cogliano, Dustin Penner and Ladislav Smid.

added 7/1/09 12:05am, RDS (translated) says Heatley will not waive his NTC.

added 7/1/09 at 12:11am, If you want to follow this story to conclusion, I suggest watch Dan Tencer’s Twitter.  He will provide you with the outcome, meanwhile, I need some sleep.

Bob McKenzie of TSN says deal is dead.

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How The Rangers Can Get Heatley

from Michael Obernauer of The Blueshirts Blog at the NY Daily News,

What’s it going to take for the Rangers to get a deal done for the two-time 50-goal scorer? For one thing, they need to move some money the other way, but they can still afford to come out a little behind because acquiring Heatley would go a long way toward addressing one of their most dire needs. If Michal Rozsival ($5 million cap hit) is included in an offer with either Brandon Dubinsky or Ryan Callahan plus a draft pick, the Sens can bellyache all they want about not wanting Rozsival, but we’ll see then how desperate they are to be rid of Heatley ($7.5 million cap hit). If the Sens prefer to substitute Scott Gomez (7.35 cap hit) for Rozsival in that offer, with five more years on his deal to Rozsival’s three? That might get it done too.

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Coming To The Aid Of Heatley

from Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen,

Tom Molloy, an international hockey coach and former neighbour of the Heatleys, says the one-sided Heatley bashing from fans and media has been difficult for the family.

Dany’s parents (Murray and Karin) dropped over to our place the other day,” Molloy said by telephone from Calgary. “They said, ‘Everyone is crucifying Dany.’ His mother is very upset. And the attacks are all personal stuff, about his character. Nobody mentions that this is a guy who gives up a month of his summer every year to play for Team Canada.”

Molloy wrote a letter to The Citizen sports department because the Heatleys told him they didn’t have “a forum” to express the other side of the story….

Molloy’s letter to the newspaper began this way:

“I can’t express how disappointed I am in the press and hockey fans concerning Dany Heatley’s request to be traded. I was talking with his parents ... and they can’t believe the awful things that people are saying about Dany. He simply wants to play on a team that believes in his abilities.

“The new coach (Cory Clouston) has decided that Dany is a second- or third-line player, uses him on the second power play and plays him 14 minutes a game.

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Alberta Rumors

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

So, here’s the rumour:

The Calgary Flames add Jay Bouwmeester, then flip Dion Phaneuf to Ottawa for Dany Heatley.

They lose some offence from the blue-line in the transaction, but bring in a local boy who scores 50 goals up front. And the salary cap hit in losing Phaneuf and gaining Heatley only costs GM Darryl Sutter $1 million.

Senators GM Bryan Murray gets the offensive defenceman he covets and can justifiably grant Heatley his trade request, and everyone is happy….

Meanwhile, 300 km up Highway 2, rumours persist that Edmonton GM Steve Tambellini is shopping one of his four offensive defenceman in an attempt to kickstart the rebuild in Edmonton.

We’re hearing Sheldon Souray to Los Angeles — where his children live with his ex-wife, a long distance relationship that Souray has found taxing through two seasons in Northern Alberta. The package coming back would include defenceman Jack Johnson, and we’re guessing a forward with some grit, like a Wayne Simmonds.

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