Say It Loud, Say It Clear

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News broke out 3 days ago that Heatley gave Bryan Murray a list of preferred destinations in his next journey who Murray has spoken to. I have confirmation from a source that there are 7 teams on that list and they are…

SAN JOSE SHARKS
LOS ANGELES KINGS
ANAHEIM DUCKS
CALGARY FLAMES
VANCOUVER CANUCKS
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
DALLAS STARS

There you have it folks. All three teams from California are on the list(GASP!), his hometown is on it(DOUBLE GASP!), a team close to his hometown(GASP, AGAIN!), a team buried in the riches of Texas(HOLY SHISHKIBOB!), and the defending Cup Champions who include 2 of the 3 best players in the NHL(GA…UGH, GETTING HARD TO BREATHE HERE!). I think Heatley is becoming a fair rich Hamlet(BURN REX MURPHY!) who wants to learn the secrets of a true ninja somewhere else.

I can tell you that 6 of those 7 teams have made calls about the Heater. When you examine the situation, it’s a 50% chance that a California Team will get him. But there are really 5 frontrunners for his services. They are…

LOS ANGELES KINGS- OFFERING JACK JOHNSON, ALEX FROLOV, 5TH OVERALL PICK IN THE 2009 DRAFT, 96TH OVERALL PICK IN THE 2009 DRAFT(PICARD INCLUDED)

ST.LOUIS BLUES- OFFERING PATRIK BERGLUND, BARRET JACKMAN, AARON PALUSHAJ

SAN JOSE SHARKS- OFFERING MILAN MICHALEK, MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC, RILEY ARMSTRONG

EDMONTON OILERS- OFFERING DUSTIN PENNER, TOM GILBERT, RILEY NASH, 10TH OVERALL PICK IN THE 2009 DRAFT(SMITH INCLUDED)

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS- OFFERING CHRIS KUNITZ, MAX TALBOT, ALEX GRANT, 30TH OVERALL PICK(KELLY INCLUDED)

With these trades, the lineup would like like…

1. Frolov – Spezza – Alfredsson
Foligno – Fisher – Shannon
Zubov – Kelly – Donovan
Bass – Winchester – Ruutu

Kuba – Campoli
Phillips – Volchenkov
Johnson – Lee
(Assuming Smith retires, Neil and Comrie leave, Bell re-assigned to Bingo)

2. Foligno – Spezza – Alfredsson
Comrie – Fisher – Shannon
Kelly – Berglund – Donovan
Bass – Winchester – Ruutu

Kuba – Campoli
Jackman – Volchenkov
Phillips – Lee
(Assuming Smith retires, Neil leaves, Bell, Picard re-assigned to Bingo)

3. Michalek – Spezza- Alfredsson
Foligno – Fisher – Shannon
Zubov – Kelly – Donovan
Bass – Winchester – Ruutu

Kuba – Lee
Phillips – Volchenkov
Vlasic – Campoli
(Assuming Smith retires, Neil and Comrie leave, Bell, Picard re-assigned to Bingo)

4. Penner – Spezza – Alfredsson
Foligno – Fisher – Shannon
Zubov – Kelly – Donovan
Bass – Winchester – Ruutu

Kuba – Campoli
Phillips – Volchenkov
Gilbert – Lee
(Assuming Neil and Comrie leave, Bell, Picard re-assigned to Bingo)

5. Kunitz – Spezza – Alfredsson
Foligno – Fisher – Shannon
Talbot – Zubov – Donovan
Bass – Winchester – Ruutu

Kuba – Campoli
Phillips – Volchenkov
Grant – Lee
(Assuming Smith retires, Neil and Comrie leave, Bell, Picard re-assigned to Bingo)