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It appears that Mike Cammalleri will exit Calgary

Via Chris Nichols, the Calgary Sun's Eric Francis reports that the Calgary Flames are going to trade Mike Cammalleri as the 31-year-old mini-mite is intent upon testing the unrestricted free agent marketplace:

Flames acting GM Brian Burke revealed last week the Flames offered Cammalleri a contract extension, one which is almost certainly several million dollars less a year than he will get on the open market.

So he will leave Calgary via trade. He has submitted a list of seven teams he would not go to — as per his contractual rights — and will now wait to hear his fate.

Only question now is how much he will go for. If Burke can wrangle up a first-round draft pick for a rental the exercise will have been considered an unmitigated success.

A second-rounder would also suffice, assuming it would come with a young prospect of some sort.

A third-rounder in return would be considered a fail unless the deal also includes a decent prospect.

That's the meat of the article, but Francis also ponders where Cammalleri might go and whether someone who last scored 30+ goals 5 years ago can still cash in.

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I don’t think Detroit needs to pursue a forward but if Weiss is out for 10 days and Datsyuk may need surgery a 2nd rounder and a prospect (not Mantha) for Cammalleri would not horrify me.

Posted by captaineclectic on 03/04/14 at 09:20 AM ET

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Read this on Justin Bourne’s blog last night and had a chuckle:

It’s an easy time of year to talk yourself into something you don’t really need, like shopping with a gift card. “Oh, Mike Cammalleri is available? I remember when he scored 82 points in 2009-10! Great release! Let’s pull the trigger on this.”

Then you get home, take your Mike Cammalleri out of the bag, and notice you’ve actually acquired a one-way player tallying under 0.5 points-per-game making six million (prorated) who’s gonna walk come summer. That’s some flea market stuff right there, so caveat emptor in March, my friends.

Full blog here – http://bit.ly/1fXJTLO

Posted by SK77 on 03/04/14 at 10:52 AM ET

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