2013 Buffalo Sabres Report Card: Robyn Regehr
The Buffalo Sabres 2013 season began with high expectations, and ended with nothing but empty Twitter fights atop a smoldering pile of ashes. Now that we've had some time to reflect, we're here to grade every player who wore the blue and gold this season, from Adam to Weber.
#44 / Defenseman / Los Angeles Kings
Apr 19, 1980
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Report Card in 2012: 6
Introduction: Ever since Robyn Regehr was brought over from the Calgary Flames back in 2011, he has been the elder statesman of the Sabres blue line. Coming into the 2013 season, Regehr would be starting his 13th season in the NHL and second with the Sabres. Regher spent most of the 2011 season with Andrej Sekera as his linemate and that streak continued in the shortened 2013 season.
With Regehr on the final year of his contract, it started to become apparent that he would become trade bait as the team got closer and closer to the trade deadline. That became true as Regehr was sent to the Los Angeles Kings for a pair of second round picks, one each for the 2014 and 2015 drafts. Regehr only had two assists in the last 12 games of the regular season and added another assist in the playoffs. Regehr will continue to stay a King as he signed a two year extension with the Kings at the end of May.
Key Stat: Regehr ended the season with a On-ice Corsi, which is the total number of shots directed at net while the player is on the ice, of -15.01. That total puts him dead last among all of the players on the Kings, but when compared to the Sabres roster, it's the 17th worst with nine players behind him.
Thumbs Up: Regehr was the elder statesman of the Sabres blueline and his 13 seasons of experience were able to give some of the younger defensemen a chance to learn and grow. His main partner, Andrej Sekera, has become one of the Sabres best defensemen even if some fans don't want to admit that.
Thumbs Down: By the end of the season, it was apparent that Regehr was losing a step or two on the blue line. Regehr's On-Ice Corsi was the second worst among the active defensemen, only ahead of Mike Weber. That Corsi number is also bolstered by the fact that Regehr spent 12 regular season games with the Kings, which means it could be much, much worse.
Voting: Using the good old grade system of A, B, C, D, F, with A representing a great season, C an average season, and F a very poor season, grade Robyn Regehr on his performance this season compared to the expectations you had for him.
How would you grade Robyn Regehr's 2013 season?