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Jay Bouwmeester Traded To St. Louis

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired St. Louis’ 2013 first round pick, defenseman Mark Cundari and goaltender Reto Berra in exchange for Jay Bouwmeester. In the event St. Louis does not qualify for the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Flames will receive St. Louis’ 4th round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and the first round pick will be deferred to the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Cundari, a native of Woodbridge, ON, is currently in his third professional season with Peoria of the AHL. In 56 games this season he has scored 7 goals and added 18 assists for 25 points while accumulating 80 penalty minutes. The 5’10”, 200 lb rearguard played four seasons with the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL capturing back to back Memorial Cup championships in 2008-09 and 2009-10. The 22 year old was signed as free agent by St. Louis in 2010.

Berra, a native of Bulach, Switzerland was St. Louis’ 4th round pick (106th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He is currently playing for Biel in the Swiss A League where he has appeared in 49 games posting a 3.01 GAA and a .906 save percentage. The 6’4” 200 lb netminder has also played with HC Davos. Berra, 26 years old, represented Switzerland several times at the World Championships and with the junior national team in international competition.

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Damnit. Not only do we not get him. But he goes to St. Louis. Great

Posted by letsmakeit12 on 04/01/13 at 08:50 PM ET

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Can’t say I want him on Detroit, but I’d prefer he not go to a Central team…

Posted by Garth on 04/01/13 at 09:02 PM ET

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We won’t be in the central next year. who cares?

Posted by Soupsnake from Canton, Mi on 04/01/13 at 09:04 PM ET

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We won’t be in the central next year. who cares?
   
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    from Canton, Mi on 04/01/13 at 09:04 PM ET

Yep. Poor Little Sister grabbin at straws

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 04/01/13 at 09:08 PM ET

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Good point lol. Still don’t like that 2 teams we could very well play in the playoffs just got better on D

Posted by letsmakeit12 on 04/01/13 at 09:09 PM ET

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“We’ve been looking to acquire a top left handed defenseman and Jay represents that and is an elite player in our game,”

Blues GM Armstong in the press release from the Blues.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/01/13 at 09:18 PM ET

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We won’t be in the central next year. who cares?

True enough, maybe I should’ve said “a Western team that isn’t far behind Detroit and has games in hand”.

Posted by Garth on 04/01/13 at 09:21 PM ET

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We don’t need ANOTHER left-handed over-hyped big d-man who doesn’t use his size.

Not to mention his ugly cap hit…

At least Errorson is slowly learning the ways. He sort of reminds me of Fischer now.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 04/01/13 at 09:28 PM ET

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Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 04/01/13 at 09:28 PM ET

Agreed.  I would love for the Wings to concentrate on the front 12 rather than the back 6.

Posted by Garth on 04/01/13 at 09:34 PM ET

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Posted by Garth on 04/01/13 at 09:34 PM ET

After the past two weeks, I’ve come around to your side. At this point, the team can shut it down when needed provided the netminder’s head is in the game (unlike yesterday…I thought even Jimmy wasn’t present yesterday). They need a top 3 winger, badly.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 04/01/13 at 09:42 PM ET

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Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 04/01/13 at 09:28 PM ET

Agreed.  I would love for the Wings to concentrate on the front 12 rather than the back 6.

Posted by Garth on 04/01/13 at 09:34 PM ET

Making yourselves comfortable in my head, gents?  Here have a Guinness while you’re at it.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/02/13 at 09:52 AM ET

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