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'Heater' returns to Yeo's doghouse

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07:40 AM ET 12.10 | On the heels of Wild coach Mike Yeo saying he needed more from his Nino Niederreiter-Charlie Coyle-Dany Heatley second line, Jason Zucker is ready for another close-up. "[Heatley's] a goal scorer at heart, and that's part of what's made him successful, but at the same time, when you're focused on that, you can lose sight of some of the things you need to do to be effective," Yeo said after Saturday's practice. "Even talking to him [Saturday], I told him the strength of his game lately was playing in the offensive zone, below the top of the circles and around the net and 'you're just hurting yourself. The more turnovers, the more time you're in the defensive zone.'" After another game of turnovers since that conversation, it wouldn't be surprising if Zucker replaces Heatley on the second line.

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December 10, 2013  08:34 AM ET

A 1-way floater that plays with less than half a heart drew the ire of his coach. gtfo...

December 10, 2013  09:17 AM ET

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December 10, 2013  09:25 AM ET

'Heater' returns to Yeo's doghouse

If I was Yeo, I'd make the doghouse Heatley's permanent residence.

December 10, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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A 1-way floater that plays with less than half a heart drew the ire of his coach. gtfo...

imagine....

December 10, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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'Heater' returns to Yeo's doghouseIf I was Yeo, I'd make the doghouse Heatley's permanent residence.

I never knew that he left it.

December 10, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Heatley makes it hard to feel for Heatley......make that impossible.

December 10, 2013  09:47 AM ET



It's new.....

December 10, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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Are these doghouses sponsored by FanNation and their cancer-loving mods?

Nice segue to **** Cancer Avatar Day tomorrow.

**** could be = Beat.

December 10, 2013  10:09 AM ET

Hard to believe how fast Heatley's production has fallen off in Minnesota. And he's only 32, not 39. You'd think he just needs a change of scenery but it does look like he's totally out of gas no matter where he goes.

December 10, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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Hard to believe how fast Heatley's production has fallen off in Minnesota. And he's only 32, not 39. You'd think he just needs a change of scenery but it does look like he's totally out of gas no matter where he goes.

It actually had fallen off well before he arrived in Minnesota. The Wild basically traded Havlat and his contract for Heatley and hisin the hopes of him 'having a change of scenery' as you mentioned below. That didnt and wont happen here, there, or anywhere and the best of news is this albatross of contract comes off the books this year. Seems like forever though.

December 10, 2013  10:22 AM ET

Can't imagine Yeo's doghouse is very scary.

December 10, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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Can't imagine Yeo's doghouse is very scary.

If you want scary let Heatley into his garage.

December 10, 2013  10:50 AM ET
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It actually had fallen off well before he arrived in Minnesota.

You're right, the Wild were hoping to resurrect his career. Didn't happen. GPS, take this player to the doghouse.

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December 10, 2013  11:48 AM ET
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It actually had fallen off well before he arrived in Minnesota. The Wild basically traded Havlat and his contract for Heatley and hisin the hopes of him 'having a change of scenery' as you mentioned below. That didnt and wont happen here, there, or anywhere and the best of news is this albatross of contract comes off the books this year. Seems like forever though.

To KHL with him then!

December 10, 2013  11:56 AM ET

Heaters in the doghouse - man, that is COLD.

 
December 10, 2013  12:11 PM ET
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Nice segue to **** Cancer Avatar Day tomorrow.**** could be = Beat.

Kcuf Kancer

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