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Dany Heatley Sues Ex-Agent

Well, there is at least one member of the National Hockey League Players Association that wants to begin the season on time. His name is Dany Heatley. Heatley, recently sued a former agent of his for $11 million dollars.

Dany Heatley #15 of the Minnesota Wild.
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This is not the first off-ice incident/controversy for Heatley. In 2003, he was involved in a car crash that killed his teammate Dan Snyder.  He also famously requested a trade from the Ottawa Senators in 2009. After the Senators worked out a deal to send him to Edmonton, Heatley, rejected going to play for the Oilers.

In his previous controversies, Heatley deserved the criticism that came his way. This latest drama is not his fault. And I do not see how anyone can savage him for this.  His former agent, Stacy McAlpine, allegedly withdrew $4 million dollars from Heatley’s bank account, without prior approval from Dany.  McAlpine, also, allegedly owes Heatley money from various real estate endeavors.

By all accounts, Heatley was a great influence in the Minnesota Wild lockeroom last season. He was an assistant captain for most of the season. And Minnesota coach, Mike Yeo, raved about his leadership and work ethic on and off the ice.  With those factors in mind, plus the nature of this lawsuit, I’m willing to give Heatley the benefit of the doubt. And I will not rip him for doing something that anyone of us would do, if we were in his shoes.

Hi, my name is Michel Kluxdal. I am a die-hard Minnesota Wild fan, who is extremely excited to be blogging about the team, for Hooked on Hockey Magazine. I also run my own blog called Michel on Sports. For Hooked on Hockey Magazine, I hope to provide the reader with a detailed look at the Minnesota Wild and their AHL team, the Houston Aeros. It is my intention to provide fair and bias-free coverage to the readers of this magazine.

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