Market for Heatley

The Canwest News Service Reports that

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray has already taken calls and everyone seems to be speculating about where Dany Heatley might land.

The possibilities seem endless, but some appear to be more plausible than others.

Among Western Conference teams, the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks were the most mentioned by agents and league sources Friday, with the San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks also possibly in the mix.

The Oilers have a glut of defencemen and could put together a package from a group that includes defencemen Tom Gilbert, Sheldon Souray and Lubomir Visnovsky, and centre Patrick O’Sullivan.

From the Blackhawks, defenceman Brian Campbell’s $7.14-million US salary would almost exactly offset Heatley’s $7.5-million cap hit, and the Blackhawks could then forget about trying to re-sign left-winger Martin Havlat.

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