All along, an irritated—and irritable—Dany Heatley believed he merited more accountability and, in due course, a large chunk of ice time with it. More, anyway, than what Ottawa Senators head coach Cory Clouston was willing to offer. Like a child deprived of their favourite toy, Heatley has spurned, squirmed and turned through his quarrel with Ottawa management and challenged Phoenix Coyotes for off-season headlines. So he requested a larger role, said he hasn’t sharpened his skates as frequently in the nascent stages of Clouston’s tenure. In San Jose, it’s been seen, the fish come big. Heatley recognized this, followed bait for months and finally got hooked and reeled into GM Doug Wilson’s pond of sharks. Validation for Heatley—and yes, the Sharks ...
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