Flames' Langkow hurt

STEVE MACFARLANE

When Daymond Langkow stays down on the ice for more than a few seconds, you have reason to be concerned.

The tough Calgary Flames centre was taken away in a stretcher during the second period after landing awkwardly on his head after bumping off a pair of Minnesota Wild defencemen.

Early word from the Flames is Langkow has all feeling and movement and was taken to hospital for precautionary reasons.

Greg Zanon shoved Langkow from behind, and the Flame bounced off Marek Zidlicky before toppling head-first to the surface as Flames blueliner Ian White’s shot slammed into the back of his neck simultaneously.

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6 Responses to Flames' Langkow hurt

  1. cam7777 says:

    Glad to hear Langkow is gonna be okay.  Jesus that's a crazy injury. 

    Any Flames fans think that a complete team makeover is coming this season, what with the crazy up and down season and massive trades Sutter has pulled off so far not doing anything for help in the standings?  What do you think of this rebuild plan

    At the Draft:

    To LAK: Sarich, Dawes, 3rd in 2010
    To CGY: J.Johnson

    It's well known that Lombardi does not like Johnson, and the two have openly and publicly argued with each other.  Johnson would help replace the booming shot lost in the Phaneuf deal, and also start making the team younger.  LA gets a cup winning defensemen who works hard, and is relaible.  Dawes and the third are just toss ins, but Daws is a solid player.

    Between the Draft and Free Agency:

    To PHI: Kipprusoff, Backlund, Pardy, rights to Higgins
    To CGY: Briere, VanRiemsdyk, Boucher, rights to Emery

    -Extend Emery 2 years, 4 million (2.0 cap hit)

    Massive shakeup deal.  Flyers get the relaible number one goalie they've always wanted, and the Flames get Jarome a number one center, and an elite winger prospect.  Emery and Boucher could make a very reliable goalie duo.  It's not like Kipper has gotten it done for them anyways…

    July First:

    -sign Manny Malhotra, 4 years, 7 million (1.75 cap hit)

    -resign Eric Nystrom, 2 years, 1.8 million (0.9 cap hit)
    -resign Brian McGrattan, 1 year, 500k (0.5 cap hit)
    -resign Ian White, 4 years, 12 million (3.0 cap hit)

    -place Ales Kotalik on waivers.  Spend the summer looking for a trade partner.  If he won't go, bury Staios instead.

    2010/2011 Roster:

    James vanRiemsdyk (1.675) – Daniel Briere (6.5) – Jarome Iginla (7.0)
    Niklas Hagman (3.0) – Matt Stajan (3.5) – Rene Bourque (3.3)
    Curtis Glencross (1.2) – Daymond Langkow (4.5) – David Moss (1.3)
    Eric Nystrom (0.9) – Manny Malhotra (1.75) – Brian McGrattan (0.5)

    Jay Bouwmeester (6.68) – Jack Johnson (1.45)
    Robyn Regehr (4.02) – Ian White (3.0)
    Mark Giordano (0.892) – Steve Staios (2.7)

    Ray Emery (2.0) – Brian Boucher (0.925)

    CAP HIT – 56.792 million

    Lots of new blood, and a couple of very nice young pieces in Johnson and VanRiemsdyk.  Emery could be a home run too, and would much younger and more affordable than Kipper.  I think I like this lineup.  Briere is a true playmaking center.

  2. albertateams says:

    Interesting idea's. I don't mind either trade. I would like to hold on to Backlund though he's got a good future. I also don't like the idea of having Emery and boucher as your goalies. Maybe a freeagent like ellis or mason.

    I like Staios hes a hard working good character guy his cap hit is about double what it should be though. 
    Its a solid top six with some good depth on the 3rd and 4th lines. the defense is rock solid but I hate the goalteding.
  3. reinjosh says:

    Emery is talented and a coach like Sutter is absolutely perfect for him.

  4. reinjosh says:

    I like it.

    Emery could be a good pickup with the proper coach.  I have always liked him too so I think it could be a good pickup. Defense is very solid. Bouwmeester with Johnson is actually a solid pairing, Regehr and White also. Staios and Giordano could work really well. All solid.

    Forward has good depth too. JVR, Iggy and Briere would be a great line, a line this team hasn't seen in a while.

  5. cam7777 says:

    It's a risk reward situation with Emery.  He was doing amazing before he got injured.  There will always be goalies available for cheap too, so starting with Emery wouldn't be horrendous, especially with an upgraded offense, and better offense from the defense.

  6. FlamingHomer says:

    If LA would do the first deal I'm OK with that.

    If it weren't for Kipper, Calgary would be battling Edmonton for last place. Calgary is about third in goals against but only a few teams have scored less goals. He is a must keep keeper. Other than Pardy, I would like to hang on to all those guys listed in the PHI trade.

    What is with Kotalik? What waste of space.

    At this point Jamal Mayers is making McGratton expendable. Staios has worked out well too.

    If Calgary doesn't make the playoffs, you may see a different GM at the helm

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