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Pat Steinberg
June 23 2011 05:29PM

For the first time ever, FlamesNation.ca will have it's own radio show, as we go live from the NHL Entry Draft in Minnesota tonight on Sportsnet Radio FAN 960.  Kent Wilson (if he gets here) and I will be bringing the show to you, and this article will drive the conversation...your comments will direct what we discuss, so make sure you post early and often.  We'll also be taking phone calls; FlamesNation commenters, if you use your commenting name with the screener, you'll go to the front of the line.  The show goes from 6 till 9 pm Calgary time.

Here are the ways you can contact us tonight:

  • By commenting on this thread
  • By calling 403-240-4444 or *960 if you're a Rogers Wireless customer
  • By tweeting at either @Kent_Wilson or @Fan960Steinberg on Twitter.

Topics to be discusses are wide ranging, they really are...

  • Should Robyn Regehr waive his no trade clause?  What should the Flames get in return if the deal with the Sabres ends up going through?  Can anyone replace Regehr on the roster?
  • Should the Flames pick at 13 tomorrow night?  Should they try and expend resources to move up in the draft?  Should they think about moving down and acquiring more picks?
  • Who should the Flames target with their 13th overall pick (if they keep it)?  Who should the Flames be targetting with their other two picks inside the top 60 (#45 and #57)?
  • What other things should Calgary be looking to accomplish this weekend with the entire hockey world in one place?

Let's get this started, because this hopes to be the first of a number of shows exactly like this, so I'm counting on FlamesNation to represent!

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Pat Steinberg can be heard daily on the Fan960 in Calgary at can be read at the FAN 960. Born and raised in Calgary, Steinberg considers himself a huge fan of all sports including the CFL, MMA and 13 round bare knuckle boxing matches. Follow Steinberg on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Fan960Steinberg.
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#101 James
June 23 2011, 08:47PM
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Bring Smyth here! I figure we trade Smyth for Hagman. We get rid of a crappy contract and take on some salary. The Kings want to be good next season, and get a bit of 4th line depth and some cap space. We can move Smyth at the deadline for a pick, and then like magic we have turned a contract that we cant give away, not even on waivers, into a pick. Huzzah

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#102 Jarom
June 23 2011, 08:48PM
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My biggest fear with this is that Feaster will give Reggie away and not get fair trade value in return back for him. All the talk on this trade is making me uneasy. Regehr is a Flame through and through. On and off the ice he is what we want players on this team to be.

What is that worth?

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#103 Sexy
June 23 2011, 08:49PM
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moving regehr makes sense, but bringing in smyth does not. if the kings are willing to take stajan or hagman then bringing in smyth may be ok. regehr shouldnt be traded in a rush like the phaneuf deal. we need to be sure we get full value for a great player like robyn.

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#104 Justin Azevedo
June 23 2011, 08:50PM
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Vintage Flame wrote:

I don't think anyone thinks there is someone in the system that can replace Regehr.. but that was my point in an earlier post.

Where do you see the Flames finishing that the loss of reggie is going to kill us that much more? This team is not going to contest for the division title and anything below that is iffy territory at best. So why not deal Regehr NOW, while we can, and get a decent prospect and a great pick in the draft. You want Cup contenders, wait til next year when we have 25 mil come off the cap.

The team will be bad. I understand that. I just like to have plans in place when things happen-and having Sarich or Gio playing those minutes does not sit well with me, thats all.

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#105 Braden
June 23 2011, 08:50PM
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Pat,

I know some Flames fans might not like this but, what about Bieksa if we trade Regehr?

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#106 schevvy
June 23 2011, 08:51PM
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Btw great show Pat and Kent, is this going to be a regular thing because this is great radio.

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#107 Kelly
June 23 2011, 08:51PM
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Anybody else concerned that the coming clamp down on head shots next season would affect how Reggie plays in the corner? Maybe a good time to part ways? How happy will Hemsky be to see Reggie leave!

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#108 RossCreekNation
June 23 2011, 08:52PM
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Braden wrote:

Pat,

I know some Flames fans might not like this but, what about Bieksa if we trade Regehr?

I'd love it. But he's on the verge of signing an extension in Vancouver (on the cheap - $4.5M).

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#109 Vintage Flame
June 23 2011, 08:56PM
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@Justin Azevedo

Quite frankly.. I WANT Gio to play those minutes. This guy is probably going to be our next Captain. I wanna know that he can play Norris minutes.

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#110 RossCreekNation
June 23 2011, 08:56PM
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@icedawg_42

Eakin is ranked 48th in Future Watch, Luke Adam is ranked 19th. Not to mention 16th is higher than 26th [last time I checked ;-) ]. Perhaps the Buffalo deal is better.

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#111 Justin Azevedo
June 23 2011, 08:57PM
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@Vintage Flame

Fair enough.

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#112 Vintage Flame
June 23 2011, 08:59PM
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Great show Pat and Kent. As always you guys do a GREAT job with the Nation and tonight was a huge success, IMO...

See you tomorrow night in the live chat!

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#113 icedawg_42
June 23 2011, 09:00PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

Eakin is ranked 48th in Future Watch, Luke Adam is ranked 19th. Not to mention 16th is higher than 26th [last time I checked ;-) ]. Perhaps the Buffalo deal is better.

Ah - good to know. Where does Kassian rank? Is Buffalo ready to deal either of them?

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#114 Kevin R
June 23 2011, 09:01PM
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No doubt Regehr will be missed but hopefully Robyn still wants to win a cup & realizes his chances with Buffalo are better than the Flames. The trade of Adam or Weber and the 16th overall for Regehr would be huge for us and great for Buffalo. Then I would look to see if Philly would take our 16th & one of our seconds for the 8th overall. Absolutely no defenceman with our 1st rounder or rounder(s), we need Mcneill and/or Phillips and we need that high end centre prospect depth badly. Forget trading Hagman & Kotalik and watering down the return for our marketable players. Eat the lousy one more year left & then we will have huge options this time next year. Dont forget, we will have Iggy in the last year of his contract and lots of discussion about his future. Ryan Smyth hell no only unless its Stajan going back the other way & that may come at a cost of signing Tanguay.

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#115 schevvy
June 23 2011, 09:05PM
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See you all tomorrow for the live chat, hopefully the Regher trade will have happened or he would've rejected it, and hopefully the Flames will pick a good prospect. Oh, and hopefully there are lots of Telus ads :)

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#116 mayhemsince1977
June 23 2011, 09:08PM
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Awesome show guys. I hope to hear this show on a regular basis on the fan.

I just hope flames management was listening. Then at least then they would know how nervous everyone is.

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#117 Justin Azevedo
June 23 2011, 09:15PM
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Great job, fellas.

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#118 jgl
June 23 2011, 10:08PM
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Someone likely mentioned it already, but it is interesting that Regehr and Leopold would be in buffalo for the same length of time if this deal would go through. Would that possibly be motive for Reg?

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#119 FlamesBurn
June 23 2011, 10:23PM
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Its confirmed per darren dreger Reggie to BUF for Connolly. Smyth to LA for 3rd rd

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#120 JamesHafner
June 23 2011, 10:26PM
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confirmed

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#121 Justin Azevedo
June 23 2011, 10:30PM
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JamesHafner wrote:

confirmed

No, nothing has been confirmed as of yet on Dreger or MacKenzie's twitter.

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#122 Colin
June 23 2011, 10:48PM
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FlamesBurn wrote:

Its confirmed per darren dreger Reggie to BUF for Connolly. Smyth to LA for 3rd rd

Not confirmed on anyones twitter or on any website. As well Connolly is a free agent, his right could be had for pretty well nothing, never mind regehr, his RIGHTS might be thrown in with the trade if the flames want to move in that direction.

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#123 everton fc
June 24 2011, 12:12AM
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Franko J wrote:

I saw the trade for Mike Richards coming. Too bad Calgary didn't have any assests. After the series with Boston, I read that Richards and Laviolette did not see eye to eye and Richards leadership was undermined by Pronger. Therefore Philly took the best offer for him. Now Kopitar has a legimate #2 center to take the pressure off him.

Probably means Stastny is not going to L.A. So...

What if we could poach Adam in a deal involving Regehr... And land Stastny for Karlsson and another wing (Bourque?)

Of course... I envision something, be it a prospect or pick coming with Stastny...

Anyone like Stastny/Adam/Backlund up the middle in two years time? Is it even possible? Stajan would have to be moved, of course...

A man can dream, hey?!

Note, Detroit needs a d-man. A solid d-man. Would they take Bouwmeester if we didn't ask for too much in return?

I'd still rather move Bouwmeester over Regehr.

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#124 Vintage Flame
June 24 2011, 01:55AM
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FlamesBurn wrote:

Its confirmed per darren dreger Reggie to BUF for Connolly. Smyth to LA for 3rd rd

I haven't seen jack for anything confirmed. as mentioned, Connolly is a Free agent, so I highly doubt he is the key player coming back. There is no way Calgary is letting Reggie go for Connolly straight across, but if his rights are included.. possible.

Also, Smyth already plays for LA, so I highly doubt they traded him to themselves for a third..

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#125 icedawg_42
June 24 2011, 08:25AM
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Vintage Flame wrote:

I haven't seen jack for anything confirmed. as mentioned, Connolly is a Free agent, so I highly doubt he is the key player coming back. There is no way Calgary is letting Reggie go for Connolly straight across, but if his rights are included.. possible.

Also, Smyth already plays for LA, so I highly doubt they traded him to themselves for a third..

I know. What a B.S. post.

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