Oilers not in serious contention for Heatley

Senators have only one solid offer so far

Jim Matheson – Edmonton Journal

Ottawa Senators’ general manager Bryan Murray says he only has one pitch on the table for Dany Heatley he would consider past the tire-kicking stage as he heads to the NHL draft this week.

It’s not the Copper and Blue.

“The Oilers aren’t close,” said a source.

“Only one team is near where I want to be,” Murray told Ottawa reporters Monday, saying other teams are in the “suggesting ideas” category for now.

Murray wouldn’t say who the best offer has come from, but it could be the San Jose Sharks or Los Angeles Kings, although if San Jose is offering captain Patrick Marleau or the Kings dangle winger Alexander Frolov, that doesn’t help Murray much because both are unrestricted free-agents in July 2010. The Sharks could move Milan Michalek and one of their young defencemen, however.

As for the Oilers, GM Steve Tambellini will talk to Murray in Montreal to see if he can get past the interest stage. Two years ago, Murray and then Oilers GM Kevin Lowe also talked, but it was about acquiring Wade Redden.

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5 Responses to Oilers not in serious contention for Heatley

  1. wayne2 says:

    To Edmonton:Heatley and 2010 1st round pick
    To Ottawa:Gagner,Cogliano and 2009 1st round pick(10th overall)
    Ottawa gets two very good prospects in Cogliano and Gagner plus a high
    1st round pick.
    Edmonton gets a 1st round pick in 2010 and a 50 goal scorer(not too many in the NHL) so i believe its a fair deal for both.

    To LA:Heatley,Smith(Jason) and 2010 1st round pick
    To Ottawa:Brown,Jack Johnson and  2009 1st round pick(5th overall)
    Ottawa gets a decent scoring winger,a solid hardhitting defensemen and a high 1st round pick.
    LA gets a 1st round pick in 2010,a solid veteran defensemen and a 50 goal scorer so again i think its a fair deal.
    Rumours are its Frolov getting mentioned but he is a UFA at seasons end so if its him then the sens should keep their 1st rounder or make it a condiational pending if Frolov resigns or not.

  2. hockeylegend488 says:

    heres a few options i think the oilers could consider for heatley.

    choice of souray or visnovsky, smid and the 10th
    or gilbert the 10th and nilson mabye throw in there 3rd rounder too

  3. muckies says:

    Chi – Heatley, Auld
    Ott – Kyle Beach, #28th overall, Duncan Keith

    Ott – David Perron, 17th overall, Barret Jackman
    SJ – Heatley

    LA – 7th overall (trade with Toronto), Frolov
    Ott- Heatley

  4. pezzz123 says:

    HTR there's too much articles every day. I get lost. Just take all the reports and put them in 1 or 2 articles.

  5. Kramer says:

    In the old days, many GMs would bribe other GMs for their draft picks. A bribe has always worked historically. But now you don't see too many payoffs no more. The authorities have been cracking down on all the mafia operations. Loan sharks, bookie joints, pimping, you name it. It's not like the old days.

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