Weekend Open Thread: Regehr Gets His Cup!

Robyn Regehr was one of the best Calgary Flames in history.

He was acquired for Theoren Fleury. He played 826 games for the Flames between 1999 and his 2011 departure to Buffalo. He won his first Stanley Cup this weekend, as the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in a thrilling double-OT Game 5.

If you skim the Flames franchise games-played leaders, the only player remaining in the top 10 that doesn’t have a Cup win is the guy on top.

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And I suppose Craig Conroy doesn’t have a ring yet either…

Also, big congrats to the Jolly Rancher himself, Darryl Sutter, on his second Stanley Cup win in the past three years. He’s every bit as good a coach as he was, at the end, a panicky and reactionary general manager.

  • sathome

    Also, I’m so happy to see Richards and St. Louis lose in the Cup Final, now they know how the Flames players felt back in ’04. If Lecavalier was a Ranger the trifecta would have been complete. Looks like both Vinny and Richards are getting bought out in the off-season. Sweet justice at last!

  • Anyone else wish to comment on the speculation that the Flames offered Hudler, Backs, Wides and a second to Ottawa and were turned down(Spezza does not to play in Canada); if this is true can we please have Feaster back.

  • ChinookArchYYC

    He was also very unselfish, when he realized that the team needed to break up the old core he gave permission for his trade and this ultimately has allowed this team to move forward.
    Sutter now has two cups as a coach; one has to wonder what would have happened here if he had stayed coaching and surrounded himself with more hockey people and allowed them to have a greater voice in the management and development of players.

    • sathome

      I’ve thought that myself many times. From what I have heard it was ken king that wanted Daryl up in the gm spot. Had he kept him as coach and hired a good gm, I can imagine there would of been many more cup runs after 04.