Turning Down The Heat

Posted: 10th September 2009 by Venom in NHL
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Amid yet another rumour-proven-false involving disgruntled Ottawa Senator Dany Heatley, it's time to assess this situation for what it is: futile in the short-term, potentially lucrative in the long-term for Ottawa. The fact is, the time to trade Heatley was several months ago at the outset of his trade request. When that didn't happen, Ottawa sports writers and bloggers could probably have put away the keyboards until the cold hits the air and the snow covers the Canal. That's right: February. With Heatley committing himself to the Sens' lineup if he isn't traded by training camp (likely to preserve his Olympic bid), the pressure on Ottawa to deal him subsides, knowing he will show up and play. By the end of February, two things will have happened: the Olympics will be over, and the Sens' ...

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