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As the Flambe embark upon another heated training camp, GM Feaster has once again shown he may be the Alex Anthopoulos of the NHL. He has traded a soon to be 35 year old curmudgeon with a $4.5M cap hit for a 29 year old $1.9 M with his best days ahead. The excited new asset goes by the name of Lee Stempniak. The departed, if your twitter machine or rabbits ears are broken, is the much revered Daymond Langkow.
From Dan Tencer via Twitter:
Langkow trade is confirmed…waiting on full details.
Darren Dreger via Twitter:
Langkow trade to Phoenix is pending a physical.
Update 3:16pm ET: From TSN—
The Calgary Flames have traded veteran centre Daymond Langkow to the Phoenix Coyotes pending a physical. Langkow, who will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2011-12 season, is scheduled to make $4.5M.
Update 4:00pm ET: From Kevin Allen via his Twitter, this tidbit:
The hold-up in the Langkow trade: the player going to Calgary has not been notified.
Update 4:23pm ET: Josh Rimer reports—
CONFIRMED: Thru NHL Source Lee Stempniak is player headed to Calgary for Langkow. Still has not been notified.
Update 4:38pm ET: Calgary Flames press release confirming deal—
CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that center Daymond Langkow has been removed from long term injury (LTI) and is expected to be in the Flames line-up when they play the Blues on April 1st in St. Louis.
CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that forward Ales Kotalik has been reassigned to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.
In case you forgot how Langkow was injured, watch below…
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
The rumblings have started in Minnesota that Todd Richards won’t survive as coach in part because of the unrest with the fan-base and owner Craig Leipold’s unhappiness with a payroll that’s at the cap ceiling. Richards has done yeoman work with a middling offensive squad and was done in when captain Mikko Koivu broke his finger, but he might take the fall. Craig MacTavish, biding his chance for another head coaching shot, was in the running for that job once before. You can bet Ken Hitchcock’s name will be mentioned, too, but it’s pretty fluid. What if Bruce Boudreau (Washington Capitals) or Claude Julien (Boston Bruins) don’t survive and they’re available?
continue for numerous NHL pionts…
Also from Matheson,
To see Calgary Flames forward Daymond Langkow skating hard and firing pucks in practice Saturday morning was a heart-warming sight, 370 days after he broke his neck.
But his will can’t trump his salary, so Langkow was a spectator against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place.
Langkow has defied long odds to return after an Ian White shot smashed into the back of his neck in Minnesota on March 21, 2010, but the Flames are at the NHL’s salary-cap ceiling and can’t afford to put Langkow, who has played 1,013 league games, in their lineup.
from Torie Peterson of Flames.com,
While he has made great strides over the summer, Daymond Langkow has not been medically cleared for contact and will not take part in the Calgary Flames training camp.
“Right now, I’m going to skating on my own,” he said on Friday. “I just can’t take contact right now and it’s kind of frustrating. It’s kind of a day-to-day thing and we’ll just go from there.”
from Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun,
Daymond Langkow is back in town.
And he’s been cleared to get back on skates.
When he gets back into the Calgary Flames lineup, however, is still one of the team’s biggest question marks.
It’s been five months since a puck hit Langkow and fractured a vertebrae at the base of his neck, and symptoms related to the injury are lingering.
“It’s hard to say exactly a timeline on it, but I think we’re hoping that it’s ready for camp,” said Nathan Zaseybida, Langkow’s agent. “Over the last couple of weeks, he’s had big improvements, and that’s pretty typical with the injury.
“It’s just a sensation that he’s having that needs to pass.”
CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames would like to provide the following injury update on forward Daymond Langkow:
Langkow will be out of the Flames line-up indefinitely after suffering a neck injury in a game on Sunday, March 21st at Minnesota.
Daymond Langkow was hit with a shot today and was taken of the ice on a stretcher/body board today in Minnessota.
The shot came from the Flames point, Langkow, facing the blue line, sort of was hit and then bent from the waist as the shot went off.
The puck hit him right above his name on the back of the sweater and then his head hit the ice,
A very strange set of circumstances and I will update when more news is available.
added 4:37pm, Flames TV crew just updated and said he seems to be OK, taken to hospital for observation but has full movement, etc.
added 5:07pm, Russo’s Rants has the story on how the play developed.
added 6:57pm, Video of the Langkow incident can be watched below…
From the CP via TSN,
Keenan, who coached Bertuzzi when the two were with the Vancouver Canucks in the late 1990s, said he’s excited to see what the six-foot-three, 226-pound forward can accomplish this season.
‘‘He’s more experienced than when I coached him,’’ Keenan said. ‘‘He’s in a good space mentally. He’s positive about himself and about his opportunity here he views this I’m sure as a good new start.”
Keenan confirmed he’ll test out Bertuzzi on Calgary’s top line to start training camp.
from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,
Apparently it’s that time of year for those who cover and follow the NHL to let their imaginations run wild.
Time for the laundry list of asinine Alex Tanguay trade rumours out of Montreal and the ol’ Olli Jokinen speculation out of Florida.
This year, the pulp fiction is being spiced up locally by fabricated contract offers for Dion Phaneuf, manic mentions Mats Sundin could land here and even talk there is a snowball’s chance in hell Kristian Huselius will re-sign in Cowtown.
Yet somehow, through it all, no one is talking about Daymond Langkow.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Calgary Flames coach Mike Keenan didn’t exactly leap to the defence of his injured centre Daymond Langkow on Friday….
“I looked at the tape again today,” said Keenan. “I know Matt Cooke, I coached him, he’s a little bit of a hunter, and you know he’s out there, you know he’s coming at you, and you know he’s going to body you.
“But he didn’t leave his feet. He hit him hard into the boards; at the same time, you have a responsibility to know that players like that are out there. It’s a fine line between playing the game hard; he cracked him good, and Daymond maybe should have positioned himself in a more protective manner so he wouldn’t have had the whiplash effect against the glass.”
more NHL talk including Bouillon explaining his hit on Aaron Ward…
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
...“He’s non-vocal,” said Keenan, the Calgary Flames’ first-year coach. “I don’t know who’s said more words yet, Kiprusoff or Langkow.”
Since Miikka (Kiprusoff, the Flames’ No. 1 goalie) is to the art of conversation what Marcel Marceau is to the world of mime, it gives you a pretty good idea of how hard it is to pry a word or two out of Langkow, on any topic, even the good ones.
Such as: How is it that after 10 NHL games, he has scored eight goals and 14 points, which leaves him in the top 10, ahead of such luminaries as Jason Spezza, Joe Thornton or Dany Heatley?