Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Shhh, don't tell Ottawa, but Dany Heatley is a very happy guy
Keeping the sharp instruments hidden away for the next few days might be a good idea, for the spurned fans of Ottawa won't be happy to learn that their enfant terrible, Dany Heatley is finding life in Northern California to be much to his liking.
Ottawa Citizen reporter Alen Panzeri caught up with the one time Senator, and paints a pretty happy picture for Heatley in his new digs, with his new team and as part of one of the most explosive scoring lines so far in this NHL season.
Heatley who made no friends in Edmonton either having turned down a trade to the Oilers before nodding his head to the Sharks, is on a pace to have one of his best seasons ever, and with his success has come the expectation that when Steve Yzerman picks the Team Canada roster at the end of the month, Heatley is probably a sure bet to be joining team mates Joe Thornton and maybe Patrick Marleau, providing Yzerman with some instant scoring chemistry in the quest for gold.
More immediate however, will be a renewal of aquaintances with his old team, as the Senators pull into San Jose Tueday night for a game with the Sharks. For Ottawa fans, the fact that the Sens are playing some pretty good hockey of their own probably tempers those hard feelings for now, but as they say revenge is a dish best served cold.
Considering the Sharks constant inability to make much noise in the playoffs, Sens fans will no doubt be holding out for another playoff collapse for the Teal squad, then perhaps they'll finally feel some closure to a love spurned.