Gregor rings… Heatley stays in Ottawa

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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

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Heads up Oiler fans, we are used to this, we understand nobody wants to actually play in Edmonton, we will just have to start drafting really well. Heatley will not be any good to any team now, he may be sinking his own NHL ship!

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    @ Paul Travis:

    If your feelings get so hurt by people reporting the news, please get your news somewhere else!!

    Personal attacks on the great writng staff here at ON are not warranted.

    To Gregor,

    Funny how the quick rise in ON popularity has brought on some gutless haters. Keep up the good work!

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    Paul Travis wrote:

    I think its a complete joke that Jason Gregor is frothing at the mouth to scoop the other guy down the dial that he prematurely announces this trade. Sounds like second class reporting. I was listening just before bed at 9:45pm and now I awake to this trade not being fulfilled.
    I switched to CHED to see if they were reporting the same and they claimed the trade was not done.

    of course ched is going to say the deal wasnt done. they got scooped…

    how was gregor to know heatley would say no?

    Everybody pisses and moans for oilers info, especially insider info. We get an awesome, awesome "scoop" on one that ends up falling through. big f***ing deal.

    fact: the deal was done and agreed upon, pending dany healty approving.

    pointing the finger at gregor for this is comical

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    @ Paul Travis:

    Would you prefer it went unreported, then you get to bitch that Tambo didnt make a hard enough pitch for Heatley, keep cheering for Dany at Worlds, and keep your high esteem of him?

    I for one want up to the minute info, which we got. Im happy to know Tambo did precisely what I wanted (and got them to take Penner? wow) and pulled the deal, I am happy to know Heatley hates Edmonton, I am happy to know that he is sleeping it. Heatley is one of my favorite players in the NHL – I like the whole backstory as it unfolds if he slaps us in the face or not. If he rejects the trade, we know Tambo did what he could and more about the players personal feelings toward the city and then we can reciprocate those feeling whenever he plays here. If he accepts the trade, well, off to get a Heatley jersey immediately (and then watch us deal him to a team he hates because his NMC is nullified, ha, that would be funny too).

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    Well I went to bed angry last night and woke up really soured on the whole situation, actually in the nhl in general. I hope Tambo, Cogs, Penner and Smid can just let this one slide off their backs but I don't think it will be that easy. I guess Heatley hasnt said no or yes yet but I'm not so sure I would even want him now if he deosn't even want to be here. If he does say yes I give him a year before he asked to be moved again.

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    rob wrote:

    If he does say yes I give him a year before he asked to be moved again.

    His NMC would be nullified in this deal, and I doubt we would honor it like Visnovsky's (Ive heard we had the choice, altho I dont think we did). So if he asks to be moved again we wouldnt be in Ottawas position

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    I mean, where else could the kid meet his sources? Hes really been around a long time. Plus, his filtered info. So I guess Ill say tsn.ca and his boss/oiler affiliation

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    myteammytown wrote:

    of course ched is going to say the deal wasnt done. they got scooped…

    how was gregor to know heatley would say no?

    I thought Gregor knew 110% sure that Heatley said YES! Every media outlet was reporting that the deal was on the table… most were reporting that all we were waiting for was for Heatley to waive the NMC. When Gregor reported the deal 110% done: I assumed he was saying Heatley waived the NMC…

    I guess I'll look for unanimous confirmation from all media outlets before I call all my friends next time… But after all, I was just passing along info from a source that had never burned me before.

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    DanMan wrote:

    But sometimes he comes off as being arrogant and thinks he’s more knowledgeable than the “nameless, faceless” bloggers he always derides for talking about trade rumors.

    Well, for the most part he IS more knowledgable than most of the callers. Usually when he calls someone down I am sitting in my car cheering him on. That is ENTERTAINMENT!! Usually the one's he calls down are usually saying something kinda stupid… or they are saying it in a way that invites the "critique".

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    Chris wrote:

    I guess I’ll look for unanimous confirmation from all media outlets before I call all my friends next time… But after all, I was just passing along info from a source that had never burned me before.

    Yes because amongst your friends your rep is tarnished now isn't it? Get over yourself. Is the deal dead yet? What happens if they get Heatley, will all of you apologize. No, you'll say something like, well it wasn't done at the exact moment Gregor said it was. Comical.