Tuesday, August 23, 2005

It's official: Dany Heatley is an Ottawa Senator

As has been discussed for the past three hours, the Ottawa Senators have traded Marian Hossa and Greg de Vries to the Atlanta Thrashers for Dany Heatley. Hossa signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Ottawa Senators around 8AM this morning, a mere hour before he, his agent, and the Ottawa Senators were scheduled to meet with an arbitrator.

Heatley was a restricted free agent (coming out of an entry level contract), but has apparently agreed in principle on a new deal with the Senators worth $13.5 million over three years. His agent, Stacey McAlpine, said Heatley will be in the city tomorrow to meet with the media.

This has been quite the whirlwind day as a Senators fan, going from signing arguably their best player to a new (some said too rich) contract to trading him and a popular defenceman for a highly regarded young forward.

Having been in front of the computer all day with this story, I'm going to save my surely long winded thoughts on this move until tomorrow. These nagging errands I've been neglecting all day can wait no longer.


At 6:53 PM, Blogger Tek said...

Hossa and de Vries for Heatley, wow. Haven't heard that. Doesn't matter, the Flyers will win it all this year.

At 9:51 PM, Blogger hoopsjunky said...

Ottawa did great. Given a choice of Heatley and Redden or Hossa and deVries... I would have made the same choice.

At 11:49 PM, Anonymous Lindsey said...

Suprising trade, but I think both sides did okay on this one. Sens get a great young star in Heatly and slash pricey-Hossa off their cap. Should be exciting to see Hossa-Kovalchuk.

Great blog, by the way!

At 1:09 AM, Blogger Darthsens911 said...

Aparrently Hossa's agent says he wished they had put a no trade clause into the deal...Sorry no cup for you and your greed Marion!

At 8:21 AM, Blogger Tom L said...


Congratulations! That is a fantastic deal for your Sens. I will not be at all surprised if Muckler is now able to keep both Redden and Chara.

You guys won't miss Hossa in the slightest come playoff time, IMO. Too bad for Marian that he didn't get his no-trade clause. Not. He's not worth the money Muckler gave him.


At 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay off the roads, Ottawans! Dany "Killer" Heatley is on the loose.


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