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Demoted Heatley on thin ice

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07:33 AM ET 11.05 | From a lineup standpoint, the Wild are trying everything to get Dany Heatley going. The latest was to give the veteran winger duty on the fourth line during the past two games. He responded in Sunday's 4-0 victory over New Jersey with his best game of the season. Besides Heatley scoring a power-play goal -- the 141st of his career, he didn't cough up pucks, made tape-to-tape passes and won battles. After the game, coach Mike Yeo said, "He handled it the right way. ... "That was kind of the message: 'You do the right things, and eventually you'll get rewarded.'" Heatley declined to comment after the game, but he has been around long enough to know the next stop after the fourth line is the press box as a healthy scratch. He has struggled this season with his skating and puck management.

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November 5, 2013  08:03 AM ET

"You do the right things, and eventually you'll get rewarded."


I've been telling my wife's dog this for almost 5 years now. He still craps on the floor.

November 5, 2013  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"You do the right things, and eventually you'll get rewarded." I've been telling my wife's dog this for almost 5 years now. He still craps on the floor.

He's a miniature.... miniature back is turned, he does it

November 5, 2013  08:33 AM ET

Am i a bad person if this story makes me smile?

November 5, 2013  08:51 AM ET
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Am i a bad person if this story makes me smile?

if YOU are, we all are

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November 5, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Am i a bad person if this story makes me smile?

Nope, just makes you a hockey fan.

November 5, 2013  09:02 AM ET

A bit dated but still relevant....

November 5, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Heater stinking makes me feel a bit better about the brutal Desharnais in our line-up...at least our faillure costs us less. Then again, we are also really mediocre all around...

November 5, 2013  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

A bit dated but still relevant....

Lady Byng follows.

November 5, 2013  09:22 AM ET

And a contract year too. This isnt like you at all Danny.

November 5, 2013  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Am i a bad person if this story makes me smile?

ummmmmmmm NO.... I'm with Spiny...makes us all smile

November 5, 2013  10:15 AM ET

"Demoted Heatley on thin ice"

That's what happens when you stand around in one spot doing nothing. The ice melts under you.

November 5, 2013  10:17 AM ET

Dany Heatley for Nail Yakupov!

Just for the hell of it!

Poetic justice. :-)

November 5, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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He's a miniature.... miniature back is turned, he does it

Ahhh, good one:)

November 5, 2013  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's a miniature.... miniature back is turned, he does it

I'm making it a point to remember this.

November 5, 2013  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's a miniature.... miniature back is turned, he does it

like Dwarfus

November 5, 2013  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Dany Heatley for Nail Yakupov!Just for the hell of it!Poetic justice. :-)

Nasty ! Even i would not hope this upon Edmonton ;-)

November 5, 2013  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I'm making it a point to remember this.

Simple rule to follow Otis , no food in equals no poop out

November 5, 2013  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Simple rule to follow Otis , no food in equals no poop out

So.. I should starve the dog?



I'm thinking my wife will stop feeding me, Harry.

 
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