As we all know, Daymond Langkow was traded last week to the Coyotes. The Flames fanbase is divided over who really won the trade; some saying that Daymond had an uphill battle to even come close to the player he was. Others, say that the Flames should have held onto someone that gave so much to the Flames family for so long. It really breaks down into whether you were a Langkow fan or not.
What many don't realize is that Jay Feaster was peddling Daymond pretty hard around the league, and had some varied offers. Some, obviously better than others, but alas, not everyone can come up with a Lee Stempniak. I've sent feelers out to many of my sources (dgl4.5) , and this is what I got in response...
Maple Leafs: Well, another Leaf, because god forbid, I don't think we've got enough kicking around these parts.
Jets: They offered to send back Dustin Byfuglien, as he's currently taking up the 23 man roster by himself. Pavelec already passed out at practice from lack of oxygen.
Devils: A year's supply of Lamouriello's Own Homestyle Jam, bursting with flavour.
Panthers: They were going to inquire about what it took to get Daymond from Calgary, but couldn't figure out how to fax an offer.
Senators: Bryan Murray called and negotiated throughout the night, but talks broke down after his phone took all that water damage.
Red Wings: Instead of an offer, they just sent a VHS from the late 1980's with HUlk Hogan reminding all the pro players to take their vitamins.
Wild: Chuck Fletcher sent a text "Any player on the San Jose Sharks is available."
Sharks: "Hey Chuck, who wou... Oh, we aren't interested..."
Flyers: "Young franchise players, psshhht.... Who needs those? Oh, and can we get some training wheels sent with Daymond too"
Avalanche: A DVD of February 14, 2011 on repeat.
Kings: "No, we aren't taking any injured hockey players from Alberta."
Oilers: "Would you guys like some castoffs from rebuild number ______"
Hurricanes: They were really enthusiastic about making a big splash, and sending the East coast into a flurry, but nothing ever came of it.
Rangers: Talked about acquiring Daymond, but when the word 'trade' came up, Sather got confused.
Canucks: Were going to trade for Daymond, but Tim Thomas stopped that too.