Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/10/12 at 04:56 PM ET
from Chip Scroggins of the StarTribune,
Dany Heatley scored 26 goals for the San Jose Sharks last season and described it as a “bad year all the way through.”
Halfway through his debut season with the Wild, Heatley is on pace to score 26 goals again, but nobody inside the organization seems overly concerned. Why?
“Everybody probably came into the season saying he’s going to score 50 goals for us,” coach Mike Yeo said. “But the thing I would say is he’s been very consistent. He’s been getting chances every game. He’s a great pro the way he comes to the rink and leads our group every game. And every day he’s playing a very responsible two-way game.”
That’s probably not music to the ears of Wild fans longing to see more scoring punch from the team overall and Heatley in particular. Heatley leads the team in goals (13) and is second in scoring (28), but he hasn’t beaten goalies with the consistency expected of a two-time 50-goal scorer.
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