Flames ask Regehr to waive no-trade clause

The Calgary Flames have asked defenceman Robyn Regehr to waive his no-trade clause to complete a deal with Buffalo, according to a source.

The veteran has spent his entire 11-year NHL career with the Flames.

Regehr has two years remaining on his contract with a cap hit of US$4.02 million and will take time to consider whether he’ll accept the deal.

The 31-year-old had 17 points (2-15) in 79 games last season.

Calgary is a team in need of some salary cap relief with roughly $58 million tied up in 19 players for next season.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2011/06/23/flames_regehr/


9 Responses to Flames ask Regehr to waive no-trade clause

  1. albertateams says:

    I'm almost scared to see what the return is going to be. I think I'm going to be very disappointed.

  2. Leafs_Wallace says:

    Regher was that one stay at home blueliner whose reputation wasn't hurt by a big contract.  Could see LA as a fit,

    Cal: Regher and Stajan (salary dump)

    LA:Smyth and insert depth defensmen here

    Couple that with…

    Ott: Speeza
    Cal: Bowmeester

    Smyth – Spezza – Ignila this could be the one way Calgary gets a much need face lift. 

    They could recoup some depth blueliners on the open market.

  3. mapleleafsfan says:

    I think calgary would probably have to offer more for spezza.. Bouwmeester has been just plain bad since being in calgary and spezza hasn't dropped off that much. But I agree if calgary could swing it somehow thats a good first line to get some hype back about the team.

  4. Leafs_Wallace says:

    Shouldn't you be making fun my personal politics?

    GFY

  5. albertateams says:

    They may have to offer a mid round pick but not much more. Jay gets a bad rap  in the media because of his contract and reduced point production, but GM's know his value a minute munching defensemen, top five the last few years in TOI and can play against any teams best line and on the PP and PK.

    Spezza is very similar in being disappointing, he's soft, doesn't play defense and his contract is roughly the same.

  6. albertateams says:

    I was wondering more about the Buffalo rumor for Regehr, but the Ott deal is interesting. Wouldn't like the LA deal. I love Smyth hate the 6.25 and think its a step back losing Reggie. If the cap can be figured out I wouldn't give up much more than a low level prospect of mid level draft pick for Smyth.

  7. mapleleafsfan says:

    lol, it was more the fact you called everyone sheep.. But if you're gonna be moody that's cool

  8. Leafs_Wallace says:

    Barking at anything unfamiliar, sorry you're more like a dog than a sheep.

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