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08-15-2005, 07:20 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: South Bay
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The signing of Tambellini should have nothing to do with Cammalleri. Cammy will be vying for a spot on the Kings and has competed against men and at the age of 22 has proven himself to be an above average player in the AHL and has nothing left to prove in that league.
Tambellini hasn't had that experience yet and has played only against other amateurs. I think a season in Manchester will do him good. No need to rush him.
The contracts of many forwards (Roenick, Robitaille, Bure, Klatt, Armstrong, Belanger and Cowan) will be expiring next season. There will be plenty of holes to fill, some that can already be filled with players in the system -- Brown and Cammalleri for example.
IF there is a deal to acquire a top tier defenseman in his prime or mid-to-late 20's, then I say go for it. But if the Kings are going to be adding a player like Brendan Witt or Colin White, they would be giving up too much talent in Cammalleri alone. Those guys aren't the second coming of Scott Stevens.
Just out of curiosity, who would you deal Cammalleri for?
Me, I'd go for Willie Mitchell.
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