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Flames extend Tanguay, deal Regehr to Buffalo

Posted on: June 25, 2011 1:38 pm
Edited on: June 25, 2011 2:05 pm
Forward Alex Tanguay and the Calgary Flames agreed to a five-year contract, $17.5 million extension, the club's second major move on Saturday.

The singing of Tanguay, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, was made possible as the Flames were able to unload defenseman Robyn Regehr. He waived his no-trade clause earlier in the day and was dealt along with forward Ales Kotalik and a second-round pick to Buffalo in exchange for defenseman Chris Butler and forward Paul Byron.

The Flames now have the highest cap number ($56.7 million), according to

The Globe and Mail reports that GM Jay Feaster thinks the Saturday’s moves should be welcomed by one Flames player in particular:

“I think - no, I know - the guy with the biggest smile on his face in Calgary isn’t Alex, it’s Jarome Iginla,” said Feaster. “Jarome has made it very clear - that’s one guy he very much wants back and wants to play with.

“As we looked at the potential UFA market, we didn’t see a player that was going to replace him, or be as productive as we believe he can be. So we’re happy to have him back.”

It was a fair assessment, considering how important Tanguay’s playmaking was to Iginla’s 43-goal, 86-point season, good for sixth overall in the NHL scoring race. Iginla had had a couple of comparatively down seasons prior to Tanguay rejoining the team, so keeping their partnership together was an off-season priority for Feaster.

He described the situation, in which he shed $7.5-million in annual salary-cap charges in the deal with the Sabres, as emerging from “salary cap hell.” The moves created flexibility, and makes them younger, even if it creates a hole for a physical defenceman on the Flames’ blue line.
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Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: June 25, 2011 9:14 pm

Flames extend Tanguay, deal Regehr to Buffalo

They only have four defenseman signed right now and still have the least amount of cap space in the NHL but they are on their way to improving betting rid of a few high high priced salaries so they can sign others.

Sven Baertschi-  Good draft pick, teammate of Niederreiter in Portland and fellow Swiss.  Flames drafted him and Minny Wild last years 1st round picks brother Granlund of Finland. If talent runs in family they should be getting a really good player. Top two players they drafted under 6 feet which is strange for the Flames but they do have a new GM.

Wonder if Stajan is the next contract to get moved to make more cap space. Some bottom salary cap floor team might take him off their hands.

May not be a playoff team next season, agree unless they make big splash on July 1st.


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Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2011 6:49 pm

Flames extend Tanguay, deal Regehr to Buffalo

I actually think the Flames did in fact get better...  If Tanguay and Iginla get back to their old ways then that's going to be a plus 60 point guy along Side Jerome.  What did Regehr really do for the team that was top 6 in Goals for and bottom 8 for Goals against?  Can't blame that entirely on Goal tending.

They added a Puck Distributor with some pretty sick skills himself...  Add 30 Goals and they pass the Awe-Inspiring Scoring Jugernaught that finished in 2nd place for Lord Stanley's Cup.

Had the flames turned around Half of their OT losses they would hit the century mark for Points.  94 points...

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2011 2:21 pm

Flames extend Tanguay, deal Regehr to Buffalo

So , the Sabres get Ales back . But , they did get rid of Butler . Now they have a defenseman who wants to hit the other opponents . Hope it rubs the the other defensemen . The only thing is how much is it going to cost for that trade ? It also looks like the Flames aren't going to get better , of anything , they got worse .Too bad for the fans of Calgary .

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