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Oilers GM not happy Heatley trade details went public

The names of the Edmonton Oilers who would have gone in a trade for disgruntled Ottawa Senator Dany Heatley were made public, and Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini isn't happy about it.

The names of the Edmonton Oilers who would have gone in a trade for disgruntled Ottawa Senator Dany Heatley were made public, and Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini isn't happy about it.

The Senators tried to move Heatley to the Oilers before midnight on Wednesday, when the two-time 50-goal scorer was owed a $4 million US bonus.

In return Ottawa would have received forwards Andrew Cogliano and Dustin Penner and defenceman Ladislav Smid, but Heatley killed the trade, refusing to waive his no-movement clause.

Tambellini said Friday that disclosure of the names of the Oilers' players was "not fair to them — I'm not happy about that," and added that he hasn't given up on trying to sign Heatley.

With files from The Canadian Press