Cammalleri/Bourque trade 1 year later
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02-05-2013, 01:48 PM
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I call ********.
Way too many people are saying they liked the deal at the time. Come April 95% of the board was ready to buy Bourque out/ trade him for whatever they could get.
Karri Ramo wouldn't have netted anything better. If there was interest for him, they would have called Calgary and Calgary would have dealt him. He wants to be a number 1 in the NHL, or he's not coming back.
It looks as though Calgary drafted Ryan Culkin with the pick they acquired from us.
On a side note, Calgary's 2011 draft class looks great.
I liked the deal at the time and I like it even more, check my post history if you have to.
The fact is, I think people let themselves get lulled in a false fantasy with Cammalleri because of his one good playoff run. His production never warranted his price tag, he was never as good as he was in Calgary, or L.A; he was just never that good as a Hab.
At the end of the day we had received a player that produced similarly, for half the price tag, and a 2nd in what's looking up to be a deep draft.
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