Daymond Langkow Traded

Kent Wilson
August 29 2011 01:14PM

 

 

According to emerging reports, the Flames have traded Daymond Langkow to the Phoenix Coyotes.

We don't know the return yet, but failing another very good ES player coming back the other way, the deal makes the Flames worse. Langkow stood as Calgary's best even strength centerman and was a guy who drove scoring chance differentials and possession despite falling output the last few years. Matt Fenwick of the Battle of Alberta blog once called Langkow "instant chemistry" - he made whomever he played with better.

More analysis to come when the particulars are sorted.

EDIT - Lee Stempniak has been confirmed as the return. His cap hit is $1.9M this year and is only for one season.

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#101 MC Hockey
August 29 2011, 08:19PM
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propositionWes wrote:

maybe we will end up with BizNasty!

I would have liked that (along with another player) just for his entertainment value alone!

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#102 RKD
August 29 2011, 10:13PM
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Too bad to see Langs go. With a glutton of center men and his health, age, and cap hit all counting against him he was the most likely choice.

Who knows how he will perform next season, sure he took a cross-check in the game against St. Louis and got up. Now we are talking about the rigors of an 82 game season plus pre-season and potentially playoffs.

That could be a lot of strain on him. Stempniak means we get younger, save money, plus he seems to hit career highs in contract years.

You guys are dreaming for Yandle, Vrbata, or Hanzal. Just like you guys were dreaming of Kassian, Myers, Roy, and Stafford in the Reggie trade. No way Phoenix would part with those guys.

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#103 MC Hockey
August 29 2011, 11:30PM
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PDumes wrote:

We now have an Ivy Leaguer on our squad, so we just got smarter!

My parings as of right now.

Tanguay, Backlund, Iginla

Bourque, Morrison, Stempniak

Glencross, Jokinen, Moss

Hagman, Stajan, Jackman

TKO, PL3

How does that sound?

Makes total sense to me. Morrison effectively replaces Langkow on line 2 but perhaps Bourque plays RW and Stempniak LW on that line.

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