Wild's Heatley out to prove himself again

  • Article by: Michael Russo , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 13, 2013 - 12:24 AM

The veteran forward arrived at camp lean and healthy and determined to land a top-six forward spot.

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april24Sep. 12, 1310:55 PM

I would love to see Heatley come out and have a big year. I don't know why he catches so much flak. He's a great goal scorer and can be again. Let's go Heater!

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mrblueskySep. 13, 13 2:02 AM

I hope you do well Dany! We sure do need you scoring 30 goals this year! Stay healthy and have a great year bud!

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deepbreathSep. 13, 13 5:22 AM

Not having Heatley and Pominville hurt quite a bit last year, obviously. Will be nice to have them both healthy and to have the likes of Coyle and Zucker for an entire season. DROP THE PUCK............

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timmo716Sep. 13, 13 7:35 AM

Yes we need you big guy, stay healthly. GO Wild!

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MagicSep. 13, 13 8:09 AM

We all hope Heatley has a good year, but where was this motivation the past three years? Why does it take a "contract year" to get some athletes to try and improve?

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alexfreconSep. 13, 13 8:45 AM

Great attitude. Excited to see Heatley battle back. This reminds me of something similar Anti Miettenin said after the 08 season. Really inspirational stuff.

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deepbreathSep. 13, 13 8:58 AM

Not sure why all the negativity around Heater. If played out to a full season a year ago, Heater, Parise and Pominville all would have cracked the 25-goal mark. The last 4 full seasons the Wild has had three players hit exactly 25 goals in a season (Bruno, Lats and Nolan). Playing to a full season, i look to see Parise, Heatley and Pominville all pass the 25-goal mark. Add in the fact that Coyle and Zucker should be adding much needed help offensively, along with the potential of Nino and Granlund and i think the Wild's offense will be vastly improved from a season ago with the potential be the deepest group of scoring forwards the organization has ever had.

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reader8Sep. 13, 13 9:10 AM

How can you take what he says seriously? He played lazy last season and was afraid (or did not care) to get into a battle for the puck. Talk is cheap my boy!!

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sage62Sep. 13, 13 9:56 AM

We also need solid, healthy goaltending. It's Yeo's responsibility to hold players & coaches accountable. Put down the water bottle, get rid of Stoner and start coaching.

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floridascottSep. 13, 1310:43 AM

Not Danny Heatley is must follow on twitter #50in07

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