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from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,
Getting back to his roots as a Saskatchewan farm boy, the 35-year-old recently spent a week assisting the farmer he grew up working for. Yes, that meant driving combines and other machinery the typical Calgarian has never heard of.
"I love going out there and being involved -- harvest is the best time of year," said the product of tiny Rosthern, Sask., where Regehr rents out nearby farmland he bought years ago.
"I was doing all sorts of stuff like picking up barley swaths and straight-cutting wheat in the combine. The machinery keeps getting bigger, more automated and complicated but I'm fairly comfortable."
Returning to Calgary in time for his two young sons to start school, Regehr and his wife have returned to the home in northwest Calgary they lived in at the tail end of his stint here. The house will serve as the base from which he helps operate an oilfield rental equipment company called Blueline he started seven years ago with two partners. He has long spent summers getting out to the rigs, learning as much as possible about the business. That won't change.
What has changed is a daily routine that now revolves around the boys, Shane and Wyatt, and wife Kristina.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed defenseman Robyn Regehr to a two-year contract extension, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Regehr appeared in 41 regular season games this season with the Kings and Buffalo Sabres, posting four points (all assists) and 23 penalty minutes. In 943 career regular season games with the Calgary Flames, Sabres and Kings, Regehr has 172 points (30-142=172) and 881 penalty minutes.
The 6-3, 225-pound native of Recife, Brazil has also appeared in 54 playoff games, recording 16 points (3-13=16) and 32 penalty minutes. In 13 playoff games with the Kings this postseason Regehr has one assist and four penalty minutes.
Reports are $6M over two years.
Went off for a few minutes and now is back.
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
For Robyn Regehr, it’s felt like eternity.
For Jay Bouwmeester, well, it almost has been.
On Tuesday night, the former Calgary Flames teammates will skate on opposite sides and cherish the chance at playoff hockey when the St. Louis Blues host the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.
"It feels like forever. It really does," Regehr, 33, said Monday after practice with his Kings.
"I'm really looking forward to it. You grind it out in the regular season and this is the reward. I really enjoy playoff hockey and looking forward to being part of it again."
As Dave Davis of The Sabres Observer at KK noted, Robyn Regehr has been traded to the LA Kings.
Follow The Sabres Observer for all the details on the trade.
note 10:07pm, Trade will not be official until Regehr takes a physical.
Via the CBC’s Tim Wharnsby, the NHL officially announced the details of the trade which has sent Robyn Regehr and Ales Kotalik to Buffalo:
Buffalo gets Regehr, Kotalik and 2012 second-round pick from Calgary for [Chris] Butler and [Paul] Byron.
Update 11:40am: Calgary Flames release -
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today the acquisition of defenseman Chris Butler and forward Paul Byron from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Flames defensemen Robyn Regehr, forward Ales Kotalik and Calgary’s 2nd round pick in 2012.
Butler, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, spent the last three seasons with the Buffalo Sabres accumulating five goals and 31 assists along with 66 penalty minutes in 155 games. He was originally drafted by Buffalo in the 4th round (96th overall) in the 2005 NHL Draft.
From Darren Dreger of TSN on Twitter:
Robyn Regehr has agreed to waive his no-move and will accept trade to Buffalo. Kotalik involved as well.
Sabres owner Terry Pegula very influential in Regehr’s decision to waive and accept move to Buffalo.
from Vicki Hall of Flames Insider,
With the Feb. 28 trade deadline fast approaching, Regehr can expect to hear and read even more speculation in the coming weeks during the countdown to what is shaping up like an unofficial national holiday north of the border.
“It’s part of what goes on with pro sports,” Regehr said. “I’ve been here for a long time now. Every so often things like that heat up.
“There’s really nothing I can do about it until I get approached by Jay (Feaster) or someone else who wants to talk about that.”
Internet rumours run rampant that Regehr has agreed in the past to waive his no-movement clause, but the rugged defenceman said he hasn’t been approached on the subject.
“So far that hasn’t happened,” he said. “I just have to go out there and play. There’s certain (media) guys who have had me traded since the fall.”
from Vicki Hall of Flames Insider at the Calgary Herald,
Has he been approached by management to waive his no-movement clause? “I’m not going to get into that,” he said. “That’s just part of sports. That’s the way it is.”
But does he want to leave?
“I would like to win here in Calgary,” he said. “That’s my first option. That always has been. I’ve made that fairly clear not only with talking about it, but also with the actions that I’ve done. Things like re-signing here in Calgary to an extension at the time and not going to the open market.”
from Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald,
“Mike’s a guy who was coaching in his heyday in the ’80s and early ’90s when he had his success,” Regehr said late Friday afternoon after news of Keenan’s dismissal broke. “If you don’t adapt, it doesn’t work anymore. It’s become a lot more technical.
“We just were lacking in that area.”...
Since 1996 in St. Louis, his teams have not advanced beyond the first round of the playoffs.
“The biggest difference from back then is the margin of error,” Regehr said.
“The margin of error was a lot greater back then. You were able to play that type of hockey. There was so much talent on some of those teams. There was a big, big discrepancy. They could just turn it on in a period and win games and do it on a regular basis.”
from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,
One place, during the NHLer’s recent trip to Africa, had propsfor them to actually demonstrate—branches that crudely looked like hockey sticks.
So, using a lock for a puck, they demonstrated passing and shooting.
“I don’t know if the kids got it,” Regehr says with a chuckle, “or if they just thought we were crazy.”
Crazy or not, the memories that the Calgary Flames defenceman re-turned with from Africa will last with him forever.
from Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald,
To have hockey-playing giants show up in their villages must have been stunning for kids in Mozambique.
Last month’s encounters were no less eye-opening for said giants—Robyn Regehr and Zdeno Chara.
The National Hockey League players’ one-week tour through the nation on Africa’s southeast coast—on behalf of Right To Play (motto: “Creating a healthier and safer world for children through the power of sport and play’‘)—provided more than a few stunning moments.
via the CP,
The Calgary Flames received some much-needed good news Friday as defenceman Robyn Regehr’s foot injury was not as serious as originally thought.
After Regehr was examined Friday, a Flames spokesman said the diagnosis was a bone bruise and tissue damage in his left foot, which he sustained taking a shot off that foot in the second period of Thursday’s 3-2 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.
The team said following the game that Regehr had suffered a fracture.
Regehr is listed as day-to-day.