June 25 2011 09:17AM
The Calgary Flames have officially traded defenceman Robyn Regehr to the Buffalo Sabres along with Ales Kotalik and a 2012 second round draft pick in exchange for defenceman Chris Butler and forward Paul Byron. The deal included all the particulars we had heard last night, with the only difference being the second round pick heading Buffalo's way instead of vice versa.
We will have a full write-up including cap implications and profiles of Butler and Byron later today.
June 25 2011 07:15AM
It's been quite a ride already with the Flames keeping 13th overall and picking Sven Bartschi and then trading Robyn Regehr, but the draft isn't even half over yet. Today the action resumes at 9am MST.
June 25 2011 01:19AM
Flames fans have been manning their posts since Thursday afternoon on the "Robyn Regehr Watch" and it seems like they're getting closer to a destination. As of late Friday/early Saturday, FlamesNation and Sportsnet Radio can confirm that Regehr was asked to move his no-trade clause on Wednesday night, and after a roller coaster ride for him, he finally decided to accept a deal to the Sabres on Friday night; a ride we can now take you on, exclusively at FN.
June 25 2011 12:38AM
After going without a first round pick last year, and not always stocking up on a lot of skill in past years when they did, the Calgary Flames went out and brought in a legitimately skilled forward at Friday's NHL Entry Draft here in Minnesota in the form of Sven Bartschi. The Portland Winterhawks product went to the Flames at 13th overall, and there's reason to be legitimately excited about the 18 year old from Switzerland.
June 24 2011 10:02PM
According to Darren Dreger, Robyn Reger has agreed to waive his NTC to go to Buffalo. Rumor is, Ales Kotalik is also part of the package which is something that cropped up our talks during FlamesNation radio on Thursday.