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by Paul on 01/13/12 at 12:28 PM ET
from bob McKenzie of TSN
, I know we are supposed to make instantaneous judgments on winners and losers in big NHL trades, and the Mike Cammalleri-Rene Bourque/Calgary-Montreal transaction certainly qualifies as a big deal.
At first blush, not a lot of people seem to like it from the Canadiens’ end because, well, Cammalleri has a degree of star power that Rene Bourque will never have. That was certainly my first reaction.
And let’s be honest, the way things have gone in Montreal this season, GM Pierre Gauthier isn’t going to win any popularity contests either, which may cloud the judgmental equation more than a little.
And, hey, Cammalleri’s 13 goals in 19 playoff games two years ago is still relatively fresh in our minds and Flames’ fans will no doubt recall Cammalleri’s NHL career high of 39 goals for Calgary in 2008-09. Suffice to say that the diminutive Cammalleri has a “potential” offensive ceiling Bourque will have difficult rivalling.
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