NHL: Edmonton Passes on Heatley

Joel Dundas@@JRDundasCorrespondent IJuly 31, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - FEBRUARU 12:  Dany Heatley #15 of the Ottawa Senators looks on during the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center on February 12, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Well, possibly the final nail is in the coffin for disgruntled Senator Dany Heatley.

Late last month, it was reported that the All-Star winger had been traded to the Edmonton Oilers, pending approval from Heatley.

This deal inevitably fell through, as Heatley felt he could possibly garner more interest from other teams.

This was not the case.

The only deal worth taking for Ottawa was the Edmonton deal.

Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini tried desperately to get the winger, as the Oilers lack big talent on offence. Tambellini plead his case, but it was not enough.

This afternoon, the Oilers formally announced that they will not be pursuing this trade any longer. Talks between the two teams finally broke off this weekend, and Heatley will not be traded.

The Oilers will take their team in another direction.

Seeing as this deal has officially fallen through, this will likely mean that Heatley will be a Senator next season.

Hopefully for Heatley and the Senators organization, they manage to work things out, and Heatley can return to form.

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