Veteran forward Dany Heatley, who has scored 366 career goals, said before the season he would be disappointed if he didn’t pot 30 this year.
Through 35 games, though, Heatley is tied for fourth on the Minnesota Wild with six goals, ranks 10th with 10 points and is a team-worst minus-10 (minus-9 on the road). So far, Wild coach Mike Yeo has resisted scratching him. Asked if that might inevitably be coming, Yeo said, "I’m still hoping it’s not. I still have faith — and you look at where he’s at statistically on our team, it’s not like he’s at the bottom, so he’s still a guy that’s capable of scoring goals for a team that hasn’t been scoring a lot of goals. . .We feel bad for him, and all his teammates do, too. We wish things were going better. That said, what do we do about it, how do we work our way out of it?"
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 10:01:00 AM