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Initial thoughts? Terrible trade. Cammalleri was one of the few free agents in recent years to have a real desire to play in Montreal. He loved the pressure. He upped his game when it mattered. He also spoke his mind. Apparently, that got him traded.
I don’t believe Pierre Gauthier when he says these talks went on for a month. This happened quickly. It was a quick reaction. And it was a mistake.
Rene Bourque can’t skate anymore. He’s certainly not a sniper like Cammalleri. And he’s not an impact forward. This is a severe downgrade. Sure, Montreal saves some cap room - but they used that same cap room on Tomas Kaberle four weeks ago. This makes no sense.
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The Canadiens pulled the winger -- who recently made some negative comments about the team -- during the 3rd period of Thursday night's game and it was later announced that he had been traded to Calgary.
BOSTON -- With its rabid fan base and media contingent, there's never a shortage of drama in the soap opera surrounding the Montreal Canadiens. The latest episode coincided with the Canadiens' arrival in Boston on Thursday, one day after Montreal forward Michael Cammalleri made waves with some inflammatory comments about his club bemoaning the "losing mentality"...
If you haven’t heard, the Canadians and Flames paired up for a trade. It was essentially Michael Cammalleri for Rene Bourque (there were draft picks & inconsequential players involved also). In the short term it looks like a win for Calgary. Camm-Camm should fit in nicely with the Flames, and as long as he’s healthy I think this trade will help him. Cammalleri was...
The Calgary Flames made a surprise acquisition on Thursday, obtaining the services of forward Mike Cammalleri from the Montreal Canadiens.
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Montreal forward Mike Cammalleri held no punches back earlier when he essentially called the Canadiens a group of losers. Perhaps lost in the language of how to properly call out/motivate your club, the biggest loser of all may in fact be Cammalleri himself. Chiming in with...
CALGARY, AB -- When Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster phoned Mike Cammalleri to tell him he had been acquired by the club, the forward wasted no time in asking some very important questions.
The Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Michael Cammalleri to the Calgary Flames for forward Rene Bourque. General manager Pierre Gauthier confirmed the deal after Thursday night's game against Boston. Cammalleri left the game after the second period. Two draft picks and two prospects were also involved in the trade.
As the Chief already noted, our friends in Toronto are corroborating the massive Detroit press push suggesting that the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will hold a Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and if you don’t believe Pension Plan Puppets’ news, the Globe and Mail’s David Shoalts (via RedWingsFeed) is also stating that the deal is done…...
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- These Flames lines are purely speculative given Mike Cammalleri did not practice with the team on Friday. Lines will be updated at the morning s...
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So the 11 games last night did not make the biggest impact necessarily but a trade did. Michael Cammalleri was sent to the Calgary Flames along with Karri Ramo and a 5th round pick in 2012. Montreal's return was Rene Bourque, Patrick Holland, and a 2nd round pick in 2013. It...
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