Another day, another headline for the Montreal Canadiens.
In a season marked by disappointment and curious moves, the NHL's most decorated franchise was the talk of the league again on Thursday night when news broke that Michael Cammalleri had been traded to Calgary for Rene Bourque.
The teams also swapped a prospect and a pick in the deal, which Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier said was done to add size to the Montreal lineup. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound Cammalleri had a tendency to play on the perimeter while Bourque, at 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, is a drive-to-the-net player with a physical edge.
"We've been trying for all those weeks to try to get bigger up front," Gauthier told reporters following Thursday's loss to the Boston Bruins. "We felt as the season started that was one of the things [we needed]. We felt that if we want to improve the club, we need to be bigger up front.
"We need to score the goals that are not the fancy ones and not the outside shots. The outside shots don't...