NHL Decisions in Hindsight: The Dany Heatley Trade

Posted: 2nd May 2010 by Kyle W. Brown in NHL
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In the summer of 2009, I doubt anyone envied the job of Ottawa Senators' general manager Bryan Murray.

The GM was essentially taken hostage by his star player, Dany Heatley, who demanded a trade for no apparent reason. Rumors speculated from basic reasons such as him being unhappy with head coach Cory Clouston, to Heatley sleeping with the fiancee (now wife) of teammate Jason Spezza.

Adding into the confusion was the fact that despite demanding a trade, Heatley still held on to his no-trade clause, in other words giving him control of where he would travel to.

Perhaps even more unfortunately for Murray, the three-time all-star winger was coming off a year where he had his lowest points total since joining the Senators in 2005, putting up 72 over a full season of ...

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