Dead Beat Heat: All That's Wrong In Professional Sports

Steve McSweenSenior Analyst IAugust 5, 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)

I tried to stay silent...I really did!

Mostly because I am a Calgary Flames fan and don't want to see a perennial 50 goal scorer in the Oiler blue lighting my team up like the Christmas tree in Rockefeller center night after night.

But the fact is Dany Heatley requested a trade. The Oilers put together a package which the Senators accepted. So am I missing something here?

To me Heatley is everything that is wrong with pro sports and is now up there with the NBA's Steve Francis, the NFL's Chris Chandler and former NHLer Eric Lindros as some of the world's biggest douche I allowed to say douche bag on the Bleacher Report?

Yes, maybe I feel a little for the Oilers. They're still feeling the sting from the Chris Pronger incident.

Really the hot headed Heatley is even lucky to be playing in the NHL after being responsible for a vicious car accident in 2003 that killed teammate Dan Snyder. He could be in a jail cell taking a human booster shot from a guy named Ruby right now.

It is sickening to think someone making $7.5 million could not be man enough to report to a team that requires his services. In fact the thought alone makes me want to take a bath with a toaster in frustration knowing that I will never see that in my lifetime no matter how many holes I dig with my shovel.

What is so bad about Edmonton?

Well besides the weather.

Honestly, I'd transfer to Chernobyl, if it meant making $7.5 million.

The Heatley group could argue the Oilers aren't contenders, but would they have rejected a trade to Florida? And with the new coaching staff and the addition of Nikolai Khabibulin, they are on the right path. That is if the three players offered for Heatley's services aren't discombobulated by the whole event, which is a whole other conundrum in this mess.

It's too bad Edmonton couldn't get compensation for this entire ugly incident, but what do you replace a $8 million dollar hot head with? Paris Hilton maybe, but she probably wouldn't get you 50 goals.

The sad thing about this is I used to really like Dany Heatley, he is one hell of a hockey player...but that apparently is all he is, and it's worth $7.5 million.

Ain't sports grand?