Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Heatley to San Jose?

2008-2009 Statistics2010
To San Jose PosAgeGP/MINPointsCap Hit
Dany Heatley F 28 82 72 5 years/$7.5 million

2008-2009 Statistics2010
To OttawaPosAgeGP/MINPointsCap Hit
Jonathan Cheechoo F 29 66 29 2 years/$3 million
Christian Ehrhoff D 27 77 42 2 years/$3.1 million
2010 1st Round Pick

Sorry for the lack of posting here of late, there was that vacation I had and very little rumour to play with since I've been sitting in front of my computer, but this one does remain intriguing.

TSN.ca has reported that the new deal between Ottawa and San Jose could look a little like something above, but apparently Ottawa GM, Bryan Murray, says he's not interested. It certainly seems strange, especially since he'll get some quality offensive talent, which the Sens were not deep at last season and a first rounder, which has been some seriously top drawer value over the past few seasons.

Of course, the deal between Ottawa and Edmonton saw three roster players going straight across and that may be what Murray is holding out for, which isn't bad, but having two quality roster players and a big valuable pick isn't the worst thing that can happen to Ottawa.

On the flip side, the Sharks apparently need to make a flip in order to facilitate this deal. Well, let me assure you, there is no apparently about it. The Sharks are in huge cap trouble, as my numbers indicate that they only have 17 players signed on (including Cheechoo and Ehrhoff) at $56.3 million (rounded up), leaving only $500,000 underneath the cap. The Sharks would actually have to make a huge salary dump in this deal, especially since they are taking on more money against the cap in this deal for Heatley.

If the deal doesn't make sense for the Sens, it definitely doesn't make a lot of sense for the Sharks, so this one should almost be a moot point, period.

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