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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#101 Jayo1808
June 30 2009, 10:42PM
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this whole thing is giving me a complex.

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#102 ronaldo
June 30 2009, 10:42PM
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F*ck, F#ck, F$ck

-My mom is looking over my shoulder and wants me to add "F%ck!!

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#103 rob
June 30 2009, 10:42PM
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As much as it's nice to get information instantly on these here internets, it sure is a mindf##ck when the two major sports stations are reporting conflicting stories pre-maturely. weak.

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#104 sam
June 30 2009, 10:44PM
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what a fiasco, i got excited, then disappointment. Sens should send the crybaby to the minors for the next 5 years and let him rot there!!!

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#105 Andrew W
June 30 2009, 10:45PM
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If there's another 24 hour window before his bonus kicks in, isn't there still an outside chance that Heatley could end up in Oil silks? Any number of people could be recruited to try and persuade him from Edmonton's side, including Pat Quinn, and the Sens could put the screws to him if a better offer isn't received, too.

I'm having a tough time guessing how this is going to play out in the end: having once been fooled into believing it was a done deal I'm now hesitant to believe with equal conviction that it's not.

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#106 RossCreek
June 30 2009, 10:45PM
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oilersordeath wrote:

Hate to see Cogs go! But I’m smokin my celebration Bong hit right now!! Welcome to the Oilers Heater!! Holding it in……………………..exhale very tasty!

Better hit the bong again. Hold it in til tomorrow @ midnight ET.

Spark em if you got em.

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#107 Gerald R. Ford
June 30 2009, 10:45PM
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So, basically, Murray was trying to get the best deal, widening the scope of offers by negotiating with a team or (teams) that Heatley didn't want to go to, gambling on the fact that he'd want to play in Ottawa LESS than he'd want to go to somewhere not on his Christmas Wish List. I guess he figured that it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission? Awful. God, it hurts to love the Copper and Blue some days. Can't help myself, though.

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#108 bigriles
June 30 2009, 10:46PM
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Its not over yet people.

He is still coming to edm!!!!!!!!

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#109 rob
June 30 2009, 10:47PM
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He will be in a rangers jersey by tomorrow night.

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#110 Hemmertime
June 30 2009, 10:48PM
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was confusion on when 4m was to be paid. but mckenzie is still reporting that edm ott deal dead. Hopefully its just one SNAFU but doubtful.

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#111 Naz
June 30 2009, 10:48PM
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Its a double edge sword to be an Oiler Fan. Its hard on the heart.

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#112 Librarian Mike
June 30 2009, 10:48PM
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bigriles wrote:

Its not over yet people. He is still coming to edm!!!!!!!!

That may be true, but after this display should he? I mean, not even Pronger was this bush.

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#113 mattyfinch
June 30 2009, 10:48PM
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Im really unable to wrap my head around this whole thing. Calgary seems to be a hot bed for EDMONTON born players to play, yet 280kms north its like the world ends and edmonton is hanging off the edge. Wtf is the deal really? The cancers that lowe and mact were have been removed. We have a billionaire owner, loyal fans, a new building in the works, and legit youngsters, YET, no one comes here. IF any of these over paid pussies sat down for 2 minutes and realized that coming here would make them Superstars in the minds of hockeys fan here, and that life would change for the better, maybe this bad rep and karma streak were on would change. 1 vagina is all it takes to make a good night. If he comes (came) then the flood gates would have surely opened.

Someday, someday i promise, one of them will be smart enough to smell the cheese and come here. Im just wondering if at 24 ill ever see it.

f#$k

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#114 Jonathan Willis
June 30 2009, 10:48PM
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This is over. Bob McKenzie says it's over, and he's pretty much the only reporter with 100% credibility at this point.

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#115 NonMint
June 30 2009, 10:49PM
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Let.

Him.

Rot.

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#116 Hemmertime
June 30 2009, 10:49PM
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Cmon ON lets start a collection to pay heaters salary while he rots in the minors. HAR HAR

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#117 ronaldo
June 30 2009, 10:50PM
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@ Naz

Problem with double edge sword is both sides keep striking us square in the junk. Damn lack of sword skills. Damn you to hell.

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#118 Librarian Mike
June 30 2009, 10:51PM
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All right. Screw this and screw Heatley. I'm going to go cry in the shower. I'll see you all tomorrow.

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#119 Flames Suck
June 30 2009, 10:51PM
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@ mattyfinch: Couldnt agree more bud. This is a tough one.

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#120 Cory Dakin
June 30 2009, 10:52PM
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This is confusing as F***. So he did refuse to waive his no trade clause? Or he didn't? From what I understand it sounds like Ottawa killed the deal because they found out they had another 24 hours to find something they like better. Somebody want to make this clearer?

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#121 RossCreek
June 30 2009, 10:52PM
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In the words of 50 Cent & Tony Yayo...

HA...HA HA HA HAAAAAAA... laughin str8 to tha bank

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#122 Bob Cob
June 30 2009, 10:52PM
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Dany Heatley, WHAT A LOSER!!!!!! Stay in Ottawa for all I care with the rest of the Airheads on Parliament. He is what is wrong with professional athletes.

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#123 knobert
June 30 2009, 10:52PM
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Yeah, I think this has New York written all over it.

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#124 Hemmertime
June 30 2009, 10:53PM
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So were we on his list or weren't we. If we were I couldnt understand any team actually taking him, obviously he has some kind of complex which im not qualified to arbitrarily diagnose. If we were not on our list why was that information not made known so that Tambo and our organization was allowed to plan for other avenues? right now I feel angry at somebody but untill the dust settles I wont direct it at anyone in particular....everyone seems fair enough for now.

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#125 Porter
June 30 2009, 10:53PM
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Very harsh...

I wouldn't want to be the one who has to explain all of this to Cogliano, Penner, & Smid.

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#126 rob
June 30 2009, 10:55PM
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@ Porter:

Whats is there to explain to them. It's all pretty clear.

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#127 Zaxonking
June 30 2009, 10:56PM
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The only thing that could make me feel any worse would be if the Flames traded for Heatley tomorrow.

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#128 Hemmertime
June 30 2009, 10:57PM
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@ rob:

if it is can you explain it to me?

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#129 Jonathan Willis
June 30 2009, 10:57PM
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So...... Gaborik?

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#130 hard to be humble
June 30 2009, 10:57PM
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New to the forum. As an Oiler fan living in Calgary this is tough to take. My view now - forget free agents, forget trades, forget Penner, Moreau, Roli, and anyone over 32. Go with the kids in net, go with the kids up front, miss the playyoffs for a few more years, draft high and build a winner from inside. And Heatley can have a great career somewhere where hockey doesn't matter and where hsi millions will buy him a big house, but never the cup.

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#131 bigriles
June 30 2009, 10:57PM
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@ Librarian Mike:

You might be right in the sence that a bunch of sports station are a bunch of douch nozzles that report way to quickly with out solid info.

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#132 RossCreek
June 30 2009, 10:57PM
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So did Heatley say no, or did he say I'll sleep on it and decide tomorrow since he has an extra 24 hours?

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#133 mattyfinch
June 30 2009, 10:58PM
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@ Porter: Porter wrote:

Very harsh… I wouldn’t want to be the one who has to explain all of this to Cogliano, Penner, & Smid.

i really dont care how penner takes it, his days here are numbered weather this deal, another deal or a buy out lead to it.

smid is restricted so his options are limited as to how he takes it.

Cogs prolly is upset it didnt happen, hes from the t.o area and was probably happy about the prospect of moving closer to home. That being said i hope he knows hes ours for 6 more years and better live up to his obligations unlike the sack of sand he was almost delt for.

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#134 jeanshorts
June 30 2009, 10:58PM
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I'm glad we didn't have to part with Cogs, and to a lesser extent Smid, but god damn did I get excited when I saw we might finally be rid of Penner. I think that might have been worth it in itself. DAMN YOU DANY HEATLY! DAAAMMMNNNNNN YOOOOUUUU!!

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#135 Archaeologuy
June 30 2009, 10:58PM
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rob wrote:

@ Porter: Whats is there to explain to them. It’s all pretty clear.

oh yeah sure. Its all totally clear. Hey i traded you, but i guess i didnt so we're kool, right?

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#136 Chris
June 30 2009, 10:58PM
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Damn!

H-H-H Sully-Cogs-Nilsson Moreau-UFA-Pisani JFJ-Brule-Storts

Peckham in for Smid.

I liked that lineup! Stupid Heatley! Another black eye for Edmonton.

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#137 rob
June 30 2009, 10:59PM
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@ Hemmertime:

"Hey guys, we had you traded to an equally bad team but the superstar we were getting in return is a bit of a douche soooo.......Quinn will be your new coach next year! enjoy!"

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#138 RossCreek
June 30 2009, 11:00PM
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oiler icon wrote:

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

You want me to do what now?

;-)

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#139 jeanshorts
June 30 2009, 11:00PM
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Chris wrote:

Sully-Cogs-Nilsson

I think you mean Gags. But I get your drift. Those be some sexy lines.

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#140 Hemmertime
June 30 2009, 11:01PM
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RossCreek wrote:

So did Heatley say no, or did he say I’ll sleep on it and decide tomorrow since he has an extra 24 hours?

interesting take, perhaps....everyone reporting today has been wrong at least once.

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#141 Hocknee Fann
June 30 2009, 11:02PM
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What a mess! Looks bad on the Oil and Edmonton. Zaxonking is right - what if Calgary presents an offer and he accepts. My buddy in Calgary will have a hey-day on me, signing JBo & Heatly.

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#142 Chris
June 30 2009, 11:02PM
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@ jeanshorts:

Whoops.

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#143 Debonair Donair
June 30 2009, 11:02PM
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Well, before the vultures come to pick the carcass...

What the heck do we do now? We can't even land FA's and malcontents that are FROM this city!

I love it here and will probably never move, but is it so bad to anyone else that isn't on this website that the only way we could ever hope to be competitive again is to tank it hard like the Pens, Caps, and the Islanders (assuming JT pays off like he should)?

I think we need a collective ON group hug.

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#144 Randy
June 30 2009, 11:02PM
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So now that Heatley has 24 hrs is he gambling that there could be other options on the table Wed and if not then he waves for Oilers deal? Is he in control and everyone else just jumped the gun on this?? Shame on both teams!!!

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#145 SAM THE MAN
June 30 2009, 11:03PM
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Completely IRRESPONSIBLE reporting by Jason Gregor. He was adamant on 1260 that the deal was done, even cursed on Cory's show (which is ridiculous considering he of all people should know radio etiquette), and dropped the ball HARD. Take some responsibility! This is not the fault of the NHL, the Oilers, The Sens - Its your fault and 1260's fault for putting you on the air with it. If his source was so credible, why wasn't it aired on the rights holder station first? Why did TSN not pick it up (Prob because Mckenzie knows more than Gregor). The other media that picked it up, did so based on Gregors report - do your research and you will confirm that based on timings of the reports.

This is NOT Dany Heatleys fault either. He has a NMC clause in his contract for a reason, he never ok'd it, which is why no legitimate media source released the info, INCLUDING the league.

The buck stops with Gregor and 1260. Own up to your mistake, you claimed it was 99% done, then upgraded to 110% done. If it was 110% you would have had a tsn text alert first. Gregor has lost all credibility in my books, 1260 included (dropped the ball twice now), you guys make Eklund look knowledgable.

Disgusted.

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#146 GSC
June 30 2009, 11:04PM
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SPORTSNET.CA

An agreed-upon deal that would have seen disgruntled Ottawa Senator Dany Heatley become an Edmonton Oiler in exchange for Andrew Cogliano, Dustin Penner and Ladislav Smid is on hold.

There is some confusion surrounding a $4 million bonus that was to be paid to Heatley on July 1.

Heatley's agent J.P. Barry told Sportsnet.ca late Tuesday night that "it is our position that the [bonus] deadline is not until [Wednesday] night. We believe the [trade] decision does not have to come until that time", said Barry.

Speaking to Sportsnet, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly agreed. "[Heatley] can be traded at any time. My view is obligation on signing bonus installment can be transferred any time up to midnight [Wednesday] night," said Daly.

As far as the trade to Edmonton goes, the deal is not totally dead according to Barry.

"Dany is going to sleep on it", said Barry. Heatley would not however commit to informing the teams ahead of Tuesday's 12 noon ET free agency period opening.

Also, Barry stated that Heatley did not say no to the Oilers deal, but he has not said yes either.

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#147 gdawg
June 30 2009, 11:04PM
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here we go, another summer of discontent. Now oilers are paying for Klowes mismanagement from years previous. what kind of spin are the boys gonna put on this rotting heap of bs. how can calgary pull move after move year in and year out and oilers are stuck on the outside looking in once again. I guess thinking dustin penner leaving was just a dream. Put your hip waders on fans, the crap is about to pile up over the next few days

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#148 jeanshorts
June 30 2009, 11:04PM
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@ SAM THE MAN: GO.

HOME.

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#149 mattyfinch
June 30 2009, 11:05PM
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sportsnet just quoted j.p. barry heatly's agent that hes decided to "sleep on the deal"

let everyone know tomorrow.

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#150 Hocknee Fann
June 30 2009, 11:05PM
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This just in - Cogliano, Penner and Smid demand a trade from Tambo! (lol)

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