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In my best Bones McCoy voice: Damn it... I'm a blogger not a journalist!!

What does this mean? It means that A: journalists will not bear my foul stench or even acknowledge my existence and B: I am not even as accountable as them for vetting things. This is basically awesome.

I get to write about my favorite team and make up crazy trades ideas and get smacked down by other equally non vetted opinions of fanatic masses. I don't have to lay out my blogs in the time honored and over used basic reporting fashion. I can put . a . period in. where ever. ..and even occasionally use, "there" where "their" is the proper word. My chief editor is spell check.

Now on the flip side when we hear that there has been movement we can report it NOW. Journalists have to make sure, get confirmations etc. By the time they've done that we've already wrote it, had an opinion and are laughing at the trolls who comment on our blogs. This unbinding freedom allows us to write stuff like:

Semin to Calgary for Regehr and Hagman is a trade I would make because it makes sense for both clubs. For one the Caps needs some serious D, they honestly suck balls back there (yeah let's see if you see that in a newspaper!). Aside from Green and Shultz, Tom Poti is their best guy, the flip side is that Calgary is really not good up front. Having said that you can't just trade a guy like Semin away and hope that some other guy comes in and does the job, enter Hagman. Hagman has proven he can get 25-30 goals fairly consistently, Semin has proven when he's healthy he can get in the range of 40. With Regehr going back as well as Hagman the dollar exchange would benefit the Flames to the tune of one million, the Caps have the cap room and get the depth. It's a hockey trade that makes sense for everyone. If Semin doesn't work out in Calgary, he's UFA and so what? Just don't trade him for Redden or Kotalik and he'll be off of your books! This trade would free up room for guys like Pelech who need to make this team now as well. The best part for the caps is that Semin is UFA after this year so they would actually be getting huge return.

Close your eyes and thing Semin Backlund Iginla. It might remind you of Semin Backstrom Ovechkin

Here's another blogger's musing:

Filitov for Regehr straight up. At first this sounds crazy, Filitov didn't work under Hitchcock so why would he work under Sutter? Who cares. He is probably the best player not in the league right now and you'd dump Regehr's Salary, Columbus picks up a defensive guy that is better than Mike Commodore. I keep mentioning Regehr because he is actually valuable to a lot of teams for his shut down ability but also his salary is a little to high for the Flames but affordable to other teams. The Blue jackets have decent cap room to work with and Filitov is around 2 mil a season right now... you might also fit Radulov under this category if his KHL implications could be worked around. Now if you have Filitov you have other assets that could be moved for picks which this team needs. Or keep the depth.

Bergeron. 24 Years old. Has this guy ever been healthy? Again who cares. When he's injured he gets Jokinen points, when he did play a full season... how does 31 goals 42 assists grab you. Now Bergeron gets tricky because Boston doesn't have a ton of cap room but they can afford to keep him this year. So they wouldn't want to take on Salary, they aren't especially shallow anywhere but could possibly use a d. Calgary is right against the cap with no where to go so they'd have to trade dollar for dollar OR get into a complicated three way. Who doesn't love a three way??!! The possible destinations and partners is impossible to think about but hey... make something up, I'd be glad to read it!


To Boston- Pavelski & Calgary's 2nd
to S.J- Regehr
to Calgary- Bergeron

Someone you want to see come to Calgary? let's hear it. Journalistic opinion be damned!

Filed Under:   Flames   Bergeron   Semin   Regehr  
July 21, 2010 5:35 PM ET | Delete
Stajan and Regehr for Crosby.......Pens finally get a true 3nd line center they have been seeking (Malkin can play there 1st line center, Staal 2nd) and a solid shutdown dman....... win win?
July 21, 2010 5:39 PM ET | Delete
maybe there is three way trade in there where we get ovechkin too and the caps can have iginla? haha actually not bad but I think Staal might be the guys they'd offer for that.
July 21, 2010 5:41 PM ET | Delete
a guy can dream......
July 21, 2010 5:47 PM ET | Delete
absolutley I like the cut of you jib there sir.
July 21, 2010 6:31 PM ET | Delete
I am of the general opinion that if we can somehow turn Regehr into any one of Savard, Bergeron, Roy, Ryan, Semin or any other the other numerous names that have been bantered about...I'd forgive Sutter for a LOT. Not everything. But a lot. :-p
July 21, 2010 6:32 PM ET | Delete
White and Stajan for Brad Richards. Dallas gets about a million in salary relief, a good young PMD and a legitimate 2nd line center to play behind Ribeiro. We get one year of Richards centering Iginla and Bourque? Tanguay Jokinen Hagman for our 2nd line. If it doesn't work we have money to throw around next off-season.
July 21, 2010 6:34 PM ET | Delete
(And because I don't like Regehr...but because he has some actual value, and it would be trading our depth at D for our desperate need for offense.)
July 21, 2010 6:35 PM ET | Delete
RL- Yes fully agree. Jtommy- me and my friends have often kicked the Richards name around... He's a flame type player for sure and feaster...well he knows how good he is.
July 21, 2010 6:36 PM ET | Delete
Dammit...mean to write "Not because I don't like Regehr...!"
July 21, 2010 6:42 PM ET | Delete
i would like to get rid of either Stajan or Langkow to get a winger and give a spot on the top 2 lines for Backlund to get some minutes
July 21, 2010 6:45 PM ET | Delete
matt--here here!!!
July 21, 2010 6:45 PM ET | Delete
Anyone catch Feaster on the Fan yesterday? I think he gave more insight in the 15 min I heard him on the radio than Sutter has given since he got here. He was frank and honest. I think him and Sutter might make a good team.
July 21, 2010 6:48 PM ET | Delete
I missed it but I've heard him before and he sounds like ken king's brother.
July 21, 2010 6:53 PM ET | Delete
If we don't get richards this year, I certainly hope that there's a plan in place to shed salary and make him an offer next Summer.
July 21, 2010 6:59 PM ET | Delete
i would certainly not say no to Richards
July 21, 2010 7:42 PM ET | Delete
Richards got me thinking. Hagman was really liked by dallas when he was there, feaster has a long relationship with him, They could use some depth up front which we actually do have...
July 21, 2010 7:51 PM ET | Delete
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July 21, 2010 9:48 PM ET | Delete
Kaberle plus something else to LA for Schenn
July 21, 2010 9:50 PM ET | Delete
Kaberle to LA for Schenn
July 21, 2010 9:51 PM ET | Delete
Kaberle for Schenn
July 21, 2010 9:52 PM ET | Delete
Kaberle to LA for Schenn
July 21, 2010 11:34 PM ET | Delete
tanda-sometimes if what you write is too long it won't post, just break it up a bit.
July 21, 2010 11:40 PM ET | Delete
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July 21, 2010 11:44 PM ET | Delete
Trade Sarich and Hagman for draft picks. Trade Moss, D prospect(s) and draft(s) and agree to take Ryder's contract for Wheeler. Iginla-Jokinen-Tanguay Ryder-Langkow-Bourque Wheeler-Stajan-Glencross Jackman-Stone/Sutter-Ivanans
July 21, 2010 11:46 PM ET | Delete
Thanks Saneopinion- that's much better. Is it possible to get Wheeler? Can BOS sign him?
July 22, 2010 12:00 AM ET | Delete
Boston can sign Wheeler, they are right up against the cap but Sturm is hurt and will not be avaliable to the end of november so that will free up 3.5 million till then if he comes back at all
July 22, 2010 12:24 AM ET | Delete
Spoons- I just looked at capgeek, BOS has just over $12,000 now. They still have to sign Seguin, who I believe they would want in the line up this year and Lehtonen. Even with Sturm's $3.5M it would stay REALLY tight. Oh well, I can dream.
July 22, 2010 11:51 AM ET | Delete
the prevailing thought is that they will bury Ryder in the ahl.
July 23, 2010 9:35 AM ET | Delete
Regher and Moss to Buffalo for Roy. Buffalo gets a tough D to combat "Phanuef" and a big winger. Calgary gets a solid, affordable top line Center.. and shed a little salary.
July 23, 2010 9:39 AM ET | Delete
Or in a perfect world.. Regher, Langkow and a prospect for Brad Richards. ALLELUIA!!!! ALLELUIA!!!!!
July 25, 2010 6:28 PM ET | Delete
To Boston: Regher(4.0M) Calg 1st Rounder/ To Ottawa: Stajan(3.5M), Savard(4.0M)/ To Calgary: Spezza (7.0M) Dare to dream!
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