Report: Langkow dealt to Coyotes.

CHED’S Dan Tencer reports via Twitter the Calgary Flames have dealt center Daymond Langkow to the Phoenix Coyotes. Details to follow…

TSN’s Darren Dreger tweets the Langkow trade to Phoenix is pending a physical…

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s rumored winger Lee Stempniak might be heading to Calgary. Apparently Stempniak has not been informed yet. If he has a Twitter account, now would be a good time to check it…

Deal has now been confirmed by the Calgary Flames, Langkow for Stempniak, pending physical examinations for both players. GM Jay Feaster hinted in a recent interview he felt he had too much depth at center. This move not only addresses his wish to add more depth to wing (Stempniak plays right wing), but also frees up considerable cap space. Langkow is due to earn $4.5 million this season, Stempniak $1.9 million. This now gives the Flames a little more breathing space under the cap (around $3.6 million now in available space). As for the Coyotes, this move addresses their need for more depth at center, though it remains to be seen how well Langkow performs, having missed all but four games last season to a neck injury. His point totals have been in steady decline since his 77 point effort in 2006-07, and at 34 it’s unlikely he’ll be a significant offensive threat again, but he is a former Coyote, and his experience and leadership, as well as his defensive play, could make him a good fit this season with the defensive minded Coyotes


  1. Pretty good move by Calgary I say.

  2. (oh.. and one less team Eklund can say want Gomez 😛 )

  3. What’s with Calgary’s infatuation with Leaf rejects?

  4. Calgary dumps $4.5MM and Phoenix reaches the salary cap floor. It is a good move by Calgary and I think Phoenix could have done better and should have done better for their team. They could have signed Wellwood, Madden or Stillman or even taken a chance on Samsonov – I’m sure all would have been cheaper and they would get more scoring from any of them. Oh well – go figure.

  5. They still could grab one of those guys. but they address a problem and they take a chance on a guy who had a full season of rest. Maybe he flames out, or maybe he comes back and has a solid 60-70 pt season, making this deal worth it.
    As for the Flames, they dump some salary and pick up a solid second liner in the process. Can’t say they did bad. My hope is that they stick Stempniak on the second line with Stajan and see if they have chemistry. He needs someone to constantly feed him the puck to be effective and the two have a bit of history with their Leaf days.