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Heatley Needs To Answer Some Quetions

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Chris Neil has the same simple question for Dany Heatley that everybody else in Ottawa wants answered: Why does he want a trade?

Neil isn’t sure what prompted the club’s two-time 50-goal scorer to ask to be dealt out of the capital in June, but Neil said yesterday if Heatley shows up at training camp next month, he must come prepared to give everything he’s got.

“If Dany is in our dressing room when training camp rolls around, it’s because he wants to be here,” said Neil. “Anyone who shows up and wants to be here, we’d welcome. But if he doesn’t want to be here, then don’t bother showing up. I’ve said that from Day 1.

“Dany has been a great guy in the dressing room. As a teammate, you can’t say enough about the guy, and that’s why everybody finds this so surprising. We’re his teammates. If he comes back here, we’re going to welcome him with open arms.”

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According To A Source, Heatley Will Be A Shark

via Don Brennan of Off The Posts at the Ottawa Citizen,

A league source said Tuesday in Toronto that Dany Heatley will be traded to the San Jose Sharks “in the next two days”.

Stay tuned.

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Sharks GM “Dragging His Feet” With Heatley Deal

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson has to decide if he’s serious about acquiring Dany Heatley.

League sources say the Sharks are the only remaining suitor for the disgruntled Senators winger after the Edmonton Oilers dropped out of the running last week.

But a deal won’t happen unless Wilson pays Senators GM Bryan Murray’s asking price — and pays it soon.

As first reported by Sun Media on the weekend, Murray confirmed he still has an “option” to fulfill Heatley’s trade request. However, indications are Wilson is dragging his feet and has to step up his efforts if a trade is going to happen this week.

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It Doesn’t Make Sense

from Mike Boone of Habs Inside/Out,

All kinds of chirping in the blogosphere about a three-way – kinky! – involving the Canadiens, Senators and Sharks.

It all began with a Bruce Garrioch item in the Ottawa Sun saying San Jose was interested in Dany Heatley but a deal would have to include a third party, likely the Canadiens.

Let the guessing games begin.The most fanciful speculation didn’t even include Marleau: Heatley to SJ, the Sharks’ first-round draft choice and – wait for it – Mike Cammalleri to Ottawa, Jonathan Cheechoo and Christian Ehrhoff to Montreal.

Like Bob Gainey is going to trade Cammalleri, the free agent he signed on the day he let Alex Kovalev walk, to Kovy’s new team, which happens to be a divisional rival.

People, get a grip!

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Could Heatley End Up In San Jose?

from Mark Purdy of the Mercury News,

You’re probably wondering what the Sharks have to give up for Heatley. The Oilers’ aborted attempt might provide a clue. It was widely reported that the Edmontons offered Ottawa a package of three players — Dustin Penner, Andrew Cogliano and Ladislav Smid. This would be the rough equivalent to the Sharks offering up Milan Michalek, Jonathan Cheechoo and Marc-Edouard Vlasic. One report in the Canadian media had Wilson dangling Cheechoo and Christian Ehrhoff for Heatley. Must not have been enough.

What would be? That brings us to Patrick Marleau, the Sharks’ captain. He also has a no-trade clause, with just one season left on his contract. He took a ton of heat, from me and others, for the playoff loss. Marleau said last month that he could accept the loss of the “C” on his sweater if it helped the team. But he has not mentioned whether he would drop his no-trade rights.

The precise reality is hard to pin down. But surveying the landscape, this is what the situation appears to be:

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Morning Line

“Even toward the end of her beautiful life she would constantly ask about other people.  Made sure they were tended to and taken care of, even though she was the one lying in the bed, more or less fighting for her life. Fight she did. My mother was no quitter. A courageous lady filled with deep faith and optimism ...

“She left this world with peace and dignity, which was the way she lived it.”

-Nick Foligno of the Ottawa Senators.  More on Nick’s mother Janis and coverage of the funeral from the Sudbury Star.

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Let’s Get This Out Of The Way

from Chris Johnston of the CP via the Globe and Mail,

The Dany Heatley situation took another strange twist Friday with Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini publicly announcing he’s no longer interested in the disgruntled Ottawa Senators sniper.

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This may be a first, a GM gathering the media to say he is NOT interested in a player.  Yes, we all know the story, but why bring it back into the limelight?  I would have just moved on and let the story die.

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GettingTo The Bottom Of The Heatley Situation

from the Universal Cynic,

As the Dany Heatley deadlock rolls on, tiny cracks are beginning to appear in the vault of silence that surrounds the truth. The presentation to the public has always been that this is a beef between head coach Cory Clouston and No. 15. But few have found that so-called reason to be totally plausible….

In short, based on what I’ve been told by my sources, I’m starting to lean towards the where-there’s-smoke-there’s-fire side of this situation. History has unfortunately proved that to be the case when it comes to the Sens.

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Stop The Madness Edmonton

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Don’t the Oilers get it? Their city is the last place in North America (other than presumably Ottawa and perhaps Atlanta) that Heatley wants to live, and their team is the last one in the NHL (insert a disclaimer or two) for which he wants to play.

Enough already with the bribery and the convincing. The team and the city look more than desperate. They are beginning to appear pathetic with their continued pursuit of the player who for good reason has become hockey’s most disdained individual.

We know. The Oilers have to overpay in order to entice players of Heatley’s on-ice pedigree to come to their city, and that’s the reason why Nik Khabibulin was able to get an over-35 contract worth $15 million over four years on July 1.

Still, after repeated attempts to appeal to Heatley (and his sense of . . . sense of what, exactly, reality?), Kevin Lowe, now the club president, should stop debasing himself; Steve Tambellini, the GM, should count himself better off for the repeated rejections; Pat Quinn and Tom Renney, the coaches, should consider themselves fortunate not to have someone in their locker room who first thing will search for the emergency exit.

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Spezza Wedding Goes Off Without A Hitch

from Tony Lofaro and Brendan Kennedy of the Ottawa Citizen,

Jennifer Snell pulled up in a vintage 1957 Rolls Royce Saturday at Notre Dame Basilica as her husband-to-be, Ottawa Senators centre Jason Spezza, and hundreds of guests waited inside.

But when told by the wedding planner that some of the wedding guests were still entering the church, the Rolls driver took Snell for a ride around the block, returning a few minutes later.

Then, Snell was accompanied inside the church by her father, Douglas.

The 45-minute ceremony was closed to the media and public, but many of Spezza’s teammates, including Chris Neil, Chris Phillips, and Anton Volchenkov, were there. Senators owner Eugene Melynk was also on hand, as was hockey legend Bobby Orr, and Catherine Clark…

Missing from the ceremony were teammates Daniel Alfredsson, Mike Fisher and Senators general manager Bryan Murray. And, for the record, Dany Heatley was a no-show.

read on (pics too) & thanks to a KK reader for the pointer…

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