Former Wisconsin Badger Dany Heatley has, as you are probably aware by now, requested a trade from the Ottawa Senators. Teams have lined up, taking their best shot at acquiring the winger. According to NHLSnipers.com, here are some of the packages offered up:
Kings: Jack Johnson (Michigan), Alexander Frolov, 5th and 96th picks in 2009 draft.
Blues: Patrik Berglund, Barret Jackman, Aaron Palushaj (Michigan)
Sharks: Milan Michalek, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Riley Armstrong
Oilers: Dustin Penner (Maine), Tom Gilbert (Wisconsin), Riley Nash (Cornell), 10th overall pick of 2009 draft
Penguins: Chris Kunitz (Ferris State), Max Talbot, Alex Grant, 30th overall pick in 2009
Rangers: Scott Gomez, Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi, 19th and 80th overall picks.
Those are some pretty strong packages. My two questions: For a team that isn’t a piece away from contention, what are the Kings doing offering one of the best young defensemen in the game and a forward with tons of potential, plus a top 5 pick, for Heatley? And secondly, why haven’t the Sens accepted? That has to be a bogus rumor.
Also, the Oilers clearly hate collegians.