Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/24/05 at 12:52 AM ET
In Heatley, the Sens have a talented young player who comes with baggage. ''I have no doubts in my mind that he's going to get back to where he was before,'' Muckler said of Heatley. ''It's going to be a great challenge for him to come to Ottawa and show that he can play at the elite level that he once did.'' Atlanta, it appears, holds too many memories for Heatley. While he rose to stardom there, it also marks the spot where friend and teammate Dan Snyder died after riding in Heatley's black Ferrari. ''Requesting a change of environment was an extremely difficult decision,'' the 24-year-old Heatley said in a statement. ''After a tremendous amount of reflection and numerous conversations with my family, it made the most sense to seek a change.'' Atlanta GM Don Waddell said Heatley first came to him to request a change of scenery on Aug. 9 and that the accident was the main reason.
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