Daymond Langkow gets a chance to revive his career

Should they stay or should they go? This is the question that Daymond Langkow and his wife has to ask themselves, after Langkow received a very important call from Jay Feaster, general manager of the Calgary Flames, telling him that they are sending him to the Phoenix Coyotes for winger Lee Stempniak. Langkow had a no-trade clause in his contract that is why he had to make a very crucial decision.

The Calgary Flames did nothing to Langkow but give him some of the best times in his career for the past six seasons. Langkow also posted the best statistics of his career in this team. But this is a great move that he is doing. He is more familiar with Phoenix, where he played for three seasons before. He will reunite with his friend and also a former teammate Shane Doan. With this move, the Coyotes will have more opportunities at center.

But above all else, the most important factor here is that this is a team that wants him. Aside from the fact that the team is willing to take on his contract, which has a year left and which is equivalent to $4.5 million, Don Maloney, the general manager of the Phoenix is looking at a longer term.

It was March 21, 2010, when Daymond Langkow had to call his wife from an ambulance just to tell her not to worry and that he is fine.

Something happened that day during a play and Langkow suffered a fractured vertebra and a damaged spinal cord.

But he was very determined not to let his accident take a toll on his career.

It was not an easy road for Langkow. He may be very determined and optimistic, but he did not foresee the obstacles along the way. Almost the same time last year, Langkow thought he was doing all right and improving. But he realized the hard way that becoming 100% again after a very serious injury is not something that one can recover overnight, it takes a lot of time, a lot of work, and a lot of patience and determination.

And now that he is at his best, this is also the perfect time that he is moving to Phoenix, where he can rise from the ashes. Daymond Langkow is turning 35 this month but he is a very hard-playing, two-way centerman, and it seems like things are working out for Langkow since the Coyotes has a huge hole in the middle.

Calgary Flames send Robyn Regehr to the Buffalo Sabres

Robyn Regehr made two teams and one all-star player very happy because of one very difficult decision.

The Calgary Flames just sent their veteran player and defenseman to the Buffalo Sabres. This all happened after Regehr waived his no-trade clause. And because of this giant move, the Calgary Flames re-signed their left wing Alex Tanguay to a five-year contract that is worth $17.5 million. This is something that would definitely make Tanguay a very happy man.

Robyn Regehr spent 12 years of his amazing career in the NHL with the same team, the Calgary Flames, this is something that is very hard to find these days, especially since players move from one team to another easily in almost all kinds of sports. Regehr served the Calgary Flames as an alternate captain and he is known to bring a lot of grit to the blue line, although he really does not do much offensively. Jay Feaster, the general manager of the Calgary Flames, expressed his willingness to let go of his no-trade clause during his exit interview.

This same situation already happened to Feaster with Brad Richards in Tampa Bay. So, this is really not new to him and he already knows how to handle such situation.

Possibly, one person who is very pleased with all of these is Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames captain. Iginla could be very excited by the turn of the events since he was the one who really lobbied his team very hard just to re-sign Tanguay.

The management decided to finally re-sign Tanguay, who is now 32 years old and has 686 points over 818 of his career in the NHL games, because they think that he is a better option at his position compared to all of the available and unrestricted free agents or players who will hit the market soon.

Right now, the Calgary Flames can go on and be more aggressive in free agency to find a replacement for Regehr’s spot on the blue line.

And because of Regehr’s flexibility another man is very happy and that is Buffalo Sabre’s general manager, Darcy Regier. He was really very pleased with everything that happened.

Terry Pegula, the Pennsylvania billionaire will fly and personally meet up with Regehr. Regehr has been granted the freedom to aggressively improve the roster as much as he can, and this is really making the new owner, Terry Pegula, very pleased.