Thread: Value of: Cammallerie
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05-28-2008, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by mattihp View Post
Isn't he just as good in all three forward positions?

Daniel Sedin is alright on the right side as well.
I don't know about MoDo, but in Vancouver he hasn't been effective at all on the right side... the canucks have tried him there off and on over the past few seasons, and he's always been put back on the left side because he hasn't played as well on the right.

Even when they tried to put Naslund with the Sedins earlier in the year (and last year), Naslund was the one that was moved to the right side (although he's also better on the left) since he made the transition to the other wing a lot easier.

The other problem with adding Cammy to a team like the canucks is that he doesn't fit because of the type of player he is... the canucks problem last season wasn't only that they had a lack of depth in their top 6, but also that they had all similar players in those roles - basically soft non-physical forwards... it forced the team to use Pyatt exclusively in the top 6 because he was the only player there that actually brought some physical presence to the team... after the deadline they also put Pettinger in a top 6 role as well. These guys belong in the bottom 6, but without any other physical players, or any level of grit really in the top 6, they were subbed into those roles.

On a team that has their 3 top 6 current forwards as Daniel, Henrik and Raymond, you need to bring in some grit and sandpaper to compliment them in a top 6 role - especially when you are in an aggressive forechecking type system the canucks play. Cammy doesn't address that at all. And when you add in everything else - a UFA after this year, likely going to command a big contract, and has already gone to arbitration so you know it won't be easy to negotiate with him, basically all things considered, as a canuck fan I wouldn't be too interested in seeing him on the team.. and especially not for the price LA is likely going to ask.

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