With hockey news slowing to a crawl, the network decided run a series of cross-conference conversations. I was lucky enough to match up with Peter Raaymakers from the Senators focused Sliver Seven blog. Naturally, I poked at all the Heatley inflicted gaping wounds and Peter was good enough to answer my inquiries anyways.
1.) Let's get the obvious stuff out of the way first: What's the feeling about Dany Heatley in Ottawa these days? If he ends up having to play for the club, will he be met with boos and cat calls every home game?
2.) If Heatley were to get traded, what does your ideal return look like? Alternatively, what's the most likely return going to be?
3.) Has Murray handled the Heatley issue well in your estimation?
4.) Murray's most significant signing this summer was Alexei Kovalev. From the angle out West, $5M for a 36 year old guy who gets his points on the power play and doesn't play much in the way of defense seems kind of steep. What do you think of the signing?
5.) It's been a precipitous fall from grace for a team that made the finals a couple of years ago. Are fans getting restless or is optimism returning?