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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.

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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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Heatley Still In Ottawa

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Saturday morning is approaching and Dany Heatley remains a member of the Ottawa Senators.

“A couple of teams I’ve talked to, we’re just beating around the bushes right now,” Sens GM Bryan Murray told a group of media Friday night. “So we’ll just certainly get through tonight without anything happening, I would assume.”

I asked Murray if he was frustrated with the quality of offers, or lack thereof.

“I just watched one of the other trades take place [the Pronger deal] and, yes, I think there’s a better offer needed, certainly,” said Murray. “I’ve made a couple of requests and I think I’ve been quite fair really. I know I can’t get a match for Dany Heatley, I know that for a fact, but I want to get some fair value.”

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Sens May Just Keep Heatley

from Kevin Allen’s Twitter thsi morning,

Heard this morning that unless offers significanly improve the Senators may keep Dany Heatley. His $7.5 million cap too much for most teams.

added 8:17am, via Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

A well-placed source reports Ottawa GM Bryan Murray, under pressure to move Heatley before a $4 million up-front payment on his $8M salary for 2009-10 comes due on Wednesday, acknowledged yesterday he hasn’t received an offer of close to equal value for Heatley, who has five years and $35M remaining on a contract that comes with a $7.5M annual cap hit.

Though GM Glen Sather has backed himself into a corner with the cap that will remain within a couple of hundred thousand dollars of last year’s $56.7M following the NHLPA’s vote to trigger a five-percent bump to counteract a decline in revenue, the Blueshirts could absorb Heatley’s contract by moving Michal Rozsival ($5M cap hit) and not qualifying Nik Zherdev ($3.25M). Qualifying offers are due by 5 p.m. Monday.

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Report- LA Offer For Heatley

from Michael Russo’s Twitter,

Appears L.A. Kings team to beat for Heatley; Alex Frolov, another & the fifth overall pick I’m hearing.

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The Asking Price For Heatley

The LA Kings are Twittering from the draft,

Just spoke with Hexy about what OTT is asking for in exchange for Heatley. He said “1 or 2 players and our fifth pick.”

Also, SENShobo is updating thru twitter at his blog on KK.

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Talking Heatley

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Dany Heatley has told the Senators where he wants to go. But if the Senators can’t trade him before a $4-million (all terms US) bonus kicks in on July 1, they may tell him where to go.

Senators GM Bryan Murray expects talks will heat up this week at the NHL draft in Montreal as several league sources confirmed Heatley’s agents have given the club a wishlist of up to 10 teams. But there could be some flexibility — he may agree to go somwehere not listed.

Sources told Sun Media the Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins were among the teams submitted to Murray by Heatley’s agents J.P. Barry and Stacey McAlpine.

While the Wings and Bruins would likely have a difficult time making a move under the $56.7-million salary cap, it’s believed discussions have been held with the Kings, Rangers, Sharks and Canucks. Sources say Minnesota, Colorado, Edmonton and St. Louis are taking a serious look, too.

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