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01-13-2012, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingKostitsyn View Post
Just think about it. I mean REALLY reflect hard on this ;

YES Cammalleri's role was to score goals and he wasn't expected to do any physical play.

The Habs have a boatload of players like this ; Gionta, Gomez, Plekanec, Desharnais and on defense Diaz, Campoli and Weber.

MAYBE replacing a weak goal scorer that doesn't score goals with a strong but streaky power forward means we replaced a player of a kind we had too much with a type of player we need. At the same time we shed 3m of salary. Furthermore Bourque at 3m is going to be relatively easy to move should he fail here, there isn't much risk. Can't say the same about Cammalleri at 6m.

And did you REALLY expect Cammalleri to :

A. Be traded for a better sniper (makes no sense because he has low value)
B. Be traded ONLY for picks and prospects (makes no sense because he has a cap hit of 6m and playoff teams are all against the cap)
C. Stay with the Habs so that he could help us in the playoffs (we won't make the playoffs this year, and maybe not next year)

Your obsession on this deal is completely irrational Habaneros, you are blinded by your hate of Gauthier. I'm done here.
Just so people know, if you look at it has projected cap space available per team at the deadline, and as of today 28 teams are projected to have more than $2.8 million in cap space at the deadline, Cammy's hit will be around $1.5 roughly as he has $2.7 remaining today. 16 teams also have more than $6 million in cap space 12 of them in or nearly in the playoffs right now.

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