June 15 2009 11:45AM
UFA Options is a continuing series that gives a brief run-down of the unrestricted free agent market this summer, team-by-team. Our next team for consideration is the Nashville Predators.
June 12 2009 08:57PM
The biggest reason is those three guys right there.
June 12 2009 04:31PM
Has Chris Pronger been traded to the Los Angeles Kings for Jack Johnson and the 5th overall draft pick?
June 12 2009 11:09AM
Bloggers take a lot of abuse from main-stream media types for their attachments to the teams they cover. I get it; a professional, objective tone is the way to discuss a sports team – at least, if a writer wants to be taken seriously – and many bloggers struggle to maintain that objectivity.
June 11 2009 01:19AM
The entire NHL is going to be playing this game till Heatley's dealt, so we might as well play along. I'll suggest my own scenarios in this post - feel free to cheer, boo, hiss or suggest your own.
First, let's establish that Heatley is a top notch hockey player, despite his recent blip. As Tyler notes, Heater had been excellent to elite at both ES and the PP for years before this season. And lest you think it was the notable supporting cast propping him up in Ottawa, consider his 25 goal rookie season in the hockey sink hole that is Atlanta and his 41 goal, 89 point sophomore effort. Those are eye-popping numbers for a 22 year old. He's scored 40+ goals four times in his career and topped the 100 point mark twice.