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05-11-2010, 08:58 PM
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The same discussion is going on over at the other site:
(thx to nayagamj for digging up the qoutes.)
LOMBARDI: ``It doesn't surprise me that he's scoring up there. We had to make a conscious decision, based on the type of culture we wanted here, the type of player I wanted to use to set the identity of this franchise and, thirdly, signability. We answered those questions. Am I surprised that he's on a 40-goal pace, up there in his contract year with Iginla? We all know the kid can score goals.
``I wasn't trading a 20-goal scorer. I was a little surprised I didn't get a little more action on him, but I think the reason was that he's a one-year asset, to any team we were talking to. They didn't want to inherit the same problem I was having. Now Calgary's got that issue right now. It's like a double-edged sword. I don't think it's any secret where he really wants to go, so what do I want that problem for?''
"I'm really excited. I've always kind of wanted to come back and play in Canada so this is a great opportunity. It's great to be able to compete for the Cup. I love the team that we have," said Cammalleri.
"I had a great time playing in L.A., don't get me wrong, but when I got to Calgary and got to play in front of those fans, in that atmosphere, it was great and I knew that's what I wanted to do during my next contract," he said. "To be able to play in a place like Calgary and Canada where people bleed hockey, the passion is so high every game, that was something I never had and it was just such a great experience."
All you really need to know.
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