Gregor rings... Heatley stays in Ottawa

bingofuel
June 30 2009 08:47PM

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10:14pm MDT update: Heatley will not waive his no-trade clause. He stays in Ottawa, and won't come here.

Earlier tonight: Just got off the phone with Gregor:

"The Oilers have traded Dustin Penner, Ladislav Smid and Andrew Cogliano for Dany Heatley. This will add $2.1 million to the Oilers' payroll."

He also mentioned that Hossa talks with LA have broken off.

Finally, the handsome devil teased me with this one: the Oil aren't done dealing yet.

OH EM GEE

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Bingofuel is the handsome cyborg who pulls all the levers behind the curtains of the OilersNation. When he isn't running the site, he's plugged into a wall socket, recharging. Or Brownlee and Wanye are playing "keep away" with him. He gets little to no respect.
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#51 Cam
June 30 2009, 09:58PM
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Propeller wrote:

@ Cam: Yeah, I agree with you there. Getting worried that the NMC won’t be waived…

I am listening to the Team and all reports are that he has said OK to the trade, so I think I will wake up happy tomorrow.

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#52 David S
June 30 2009, 09:59PM
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JRocks247 wrote:

I’m buy the nearest Donair spot to the Rink in Ottawa. I got a real hunch, there’s a boom coming.

Ottawa donair vendor's new name for Dustin Penner: "Stimulus Package"

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#53 KayleW
June 30 2009, 10:00PM
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the donair futures boards in Ottawa are buzzing tonite!!!

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#54 oiler icon
June 30 2009, 10:02PM
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WHHHOOOO put that in your pipe and smoke it Calgary flamers you take our boy no we got yours we'll see who wins this war our new sniper or your new defenceman

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#55 Librarian Mike
June 30 2009, 10:02PM
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This just in...Hemsky's reaction:

hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whN4q8fZNYc

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#56 MattL
June 30 2009, 10:04PM
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Garrioch just said he killed the deal.

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#57 RossCreek
June 30 2009, 10:06PM
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MattL wrote:

Garrioch just said he killed the deal.

Where?

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#58 Jonathan Willis
June 30 2009, 10:06PM
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RDS reporting Heatley has refused to waive his no-trade clause.

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#59 MattL
June 30 2009, 10:07PM
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@ RossCreek: http://blog.canoe.ca/offtheposts/

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#60 MattL
June 30 2009, 10:08PM
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hxxp://blog.canoe.ca/offtheposts/

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#61 Racki
June 30 2009, 10:09PM
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http://blog.canoe.ca/offtheposts

oh no... :( Say it isn't so..

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#62 Sweet Jimmy K
June 30 2009, 10:10PM
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I won't know whether to laugh at the absolute hilarity at the the situation, or weep uncontrollably if he refused to be traded.

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#63 RossCreek
June 30 2009, 10:12PM
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Confirmation 100% did not waive! OMG!

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#64 Freeze
June 30 2009, 10:13PM
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I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. Twolinepass will never let this go.

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#65 MattL
June 30 2009, 10:13PM
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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#66 heavyd
June 30 2009, 10:14PM
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gregor confirmed wtf

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#67 leftwinger9
June 30 2009, 10:14PM
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OK Edmonton, now who do you hate more?

Pronger or Heatley?

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#68 Librarian Mike
June 30 2009, 10:14PM
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"...and so Mr. Hemsky. How do you feel now about this latest development?"

hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JC6w9hgl7c

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#69 Fiveandagame
June 30 2009, 10:16PM
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WHAT IS GOING ON!???

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#70 heavyd
June 30 2009, 10:16PM
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What is going on? Only in edmonton this could happen

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#71 Dave
June 30 2009, 10:16PM
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WTF!

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#72 Racki
June 30 2009, 10:18PM
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Official. Dan Tencer, TSN, and more saying he did not waive. Great.

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#73 Debonair Donair
June 30 2009, 10:18PM
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What a rat bastard! Thought Edmonton was supposed to be on his magic list.

Hope Murray has the balls/spite to make him ride the bus in the AHL for the next 5 years, though we all know the little bitch will end up going to New York for less than what we offered.

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#74 Sweet Jimmy K
June 30 2009, 10:19PM
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So that is 3 years in a row then right? Nylander, Hossa, and now Heatley. You would think people would be all over have Batman as the owner of the team you play for. At least our donair shops can breathe a sigh of relief.

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#75 ronaldo
June 30 2009, 10:20PM
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Can't keep good players, can't get ufa's, can't get players who hate their own team and want to leave. I think I need to find a new hobby. Cheering for this squad is a dead end road. *heads hangs low*

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#76 HockeyFan
June 30 2009, 10:21PM
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Hey Gregor,

Great reporting! When does Heatley's flight arrive in Edmonton? LOL!

I like how the guys on Team 1260 act like the NHL has 'delayed' the transaction when TSN and DAN TANCER have reported that the deal is dead. Good job as usual guys!

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#77 RossCreek
June 30 2009, 10:25PM
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What's with all the legal mumbo-jumbo they're talkin? If he said no, there is no deal. Simple as that. No legal reprucussions. WTF?

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#78 Librarian Mike
June 30 2009, 10:26PM
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Hold me.

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#79 Gerald R. Ford
June 30 2009, 10:27PM
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This organization has taken more shots to the junk than Daniel Craig in "Casino Royale". Back to the Presidential Liquor Cabinet...

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#80 Jenga
June 30 2009, 10:28PM
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Yeah? Well we didn't really want you anyway.

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#81 Hemmertime
June 30 2009, 10:29PM
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I can finally put to rest those that say I dont have voodoo powers, I put my hex on heatley as I did nylander! oh well, id like to say it was a fun ride but that would be a lie, at least the beer was cheep happy canada day!

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#82 Oilerfan4Life
June 30 2009, 10:30PM
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what a bi!tch!

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#83 leftwinger9
June 30 2009, 10:30PM
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Hockey is dead to me now...

*hangs head, wonders what to do from October to June from now on*

Unless... is there hope? Could there be? McKenzie clarifies on TSN.ca shortly.

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#84 Gord
June 30 2009, 10:31PM
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Why the hell was Murray negotiating with us if he didn't have Heatley's verbal confirmation that he would go to Edmonton? We can't do that diligence...we can't talk to Heatley.

What a friggin joke...how great to Penner/Cogs/Smid feel about putting in the gym time to be ready to suit up for the Oil next season!

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#85 Shifty203
June 30 2009, 10:32PM
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Classless. Absoluteley classless. I hope Murray doesn't try and trade him anymore. Let him sit at home for the next year. Asks for a trade and then nixes the only offer they get.

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#86 oilguyry
June 30 2009, 10:33PM
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Oh crap now what three pissed off players that know you wanted them traded look at the bright side though maybe penner will play pissed off this year

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#87 Librarian Mike
June 30 2009, 10:33PM
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Comrie: "What's up Heater?"

Heatley: "Looks like they're moving me after all."

Comrie: "Coolio. Where you going?"

Heatley: "Looks like I'm off to Edmonton."

Comrie: "Dude, ...."

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#88 Archaeologuy
June 30 2009, 10:33PM
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Looks like i got here just in time to see my hopes for getting a 50 goal scorer dashed.

Now what do the Oilers say to Cogs, Penner, and Smid? Uh...oops..i still love you baby, i was thinkin about you the whole time?

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#89 Jonathan Willis
June 30 2009, 10:33PM
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It's too bad, really, but let's not blame Tambellini here. He did what he should have done - made a reasonable offer to acquire a 50-goal scorer from a team in a tight spot.

This is very ugly, but it isn't ugly because of Tambellini.

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#90 B-Rad
June 30 2009, 10:33PM
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Poor Ecklund.... his head must be spinning.... he has so many websites to steal off... it's all coming so fast!

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#91 ronaldo
June 30 2009, 10:34PM
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@ Gord

Unhappy oilers = bad players = bad team = great draft pick = glass 1/4 full.

*weeps into beer* (only thing that is 1/2 full)

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#92 Jordan
June 30 2009, 10:34PM
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Guess this means we won't be signing anyone significant tomorrow either. Even with the rebuilding efforts with the new coach and all, this just completely poisoned any shred of good image that may have been gained.

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#93 Archaeologuy
June 30 2009, 10:35PM
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@ Archaeologuy: but at least Cogs didnt get traded ;)

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#94 RossCreek
June 30 2009, 10:36PM
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Heatley bonus doesn't kick in til tomorrow @ midnight eastern, so there is 23.5 hours to get a deal done. Looks like Oil are out though.

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#95 Jonathan Willis
June 30 2009, 10:36PM
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And by the same token, let's not blame Murray either. He has to play hardball with Heatley, and I firmly believe he's prepared to make Heatley honour his contract with Ottawa if he doesn't get the deal he wants.

Good for him.

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#96 Jay Gray
June 30 2009, 10:38PM
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This feels worse than the time Shari Proskurniak kicked me in the balls in Grade 4.

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#97 Chris
June 30 2009, 10:38PM
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Gord wrote:

Why the hell was Murray negotiating with us if he didn’t have Heatley’s verbal confirmation that he would go to Edmonton? We can’t do that diligence…we can’t talk to Heatley.

EXACTLY!

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#98 Deno
June 30 2009, 10:38PM
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I take solace in the fact that he's not that good a hockey player.

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#99 White Ninja
June 30 2009, 10:39PM
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Sportsnet has gone from reporting the deal on, then off and now on hold? WTF!

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#100 knobert
June 30 2009, 10:39PM
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wow what a let down, supposedly the timeframe on the bonus is actually extended for 24 hrs more (TSN) who know maybe that means something

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