Late midnight, I had been informed that the Minnesota Wild have put forth an offer that may be too good to pass. The Wild are the third team to offer a package for the servcies of Dany Heatley. The first two were the Oilers and the Sharks. Bryan Murray is trying to get a Top 4 Defenseman and a Second Line Centre out of it. Ther two positiosn are the Sens' most glaring needs currently. So, do you want know the offer? Drum roll pleaase! Ba dum ba!
Wild acquire: Dany Heatley
Senators acquire: Marek Zidlicky, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, 5th round pick in 2010
So, just to preview the previous two offers made for Heatley...
Oilers acquire: Dany Heatley, Jason Smith
Senators acquire: Andrew Cogliano, Dustin Penner, Denis Grebeshkov
Sharks acquire: Dany Heatley, Chris Kelly
Senators acquire: Joe Pavelski, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, 3rd round pick
All three offers are enticing, I can tell you that. I expect one more offer, possibly from the Colorado Avalanche, to be put forth during the weekend, with Murray then deciding. There is still a possibility that Heatley will stay, but the return you can get for Heatley could pretty much help rebuild the team right on the fly. If the Sens swap with the Oilers, the acquisition of Grebeshkov might mean the Sens will press Steve Tambellini and co. to sign him before trading him. The best offer I think is the Sharks one. Pavelski is a pure two-way forward, Vlasic is a good top 4 defenseman, and getting rid of Chris Kelly and his contract get us a third rounder.
How about you Sens fans, which offer do you like best.
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