Friday, July 31, 2009

The Shake-Up

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Word came down a few days ago that the Senators had rejected a San Jose proposed swap of troubled winger Dany Heatley for Jonathan Cheechoo and Christian Ehrhoff.

1st thought: Of course they rejected it. That's a fantasy hockey deal you propose to a buddy as a joke. Dougie would get razzed like crazy for that on the league message board. General consensus seems to be the Sharks would need to either throw in a 3rd piece or upgrade Cheechoo to something like a Michalek.

2nd thought: Make it happen, Wilson. Look, Heatley's personal problems are no mystery - the guy has forced a trade twice now in his brief career. But San Jose's salary cap issues aren't exactly shrouded in mystique, either. I'd love for every player to pass through Teal Town to be a saint off the ice and a 40 goal-scoring beast on the ice, but that just isn't going to happen. We need more goal scoring, we need to dump our dead weight contracts, and this trade would go a long way to remedy both problems.