The fact that Bourque has broken a sweat already in his young Hab career is reason for me to be glad that Cammalleri is gone!!
Cammalleri might be a good sniper and great in the playoffs....but you can't snipe goals when you don't work hard and try hard....and you can't be awesome in the playoffs when you don't help your team make the playoffs. Cammalleri had a rotten attitude...he was selfish and called the team he played for a bunch of losers while he was the only player who wasn't giving 100% on the ice!!! That really bothered me to hear him say those things. I'm very very very glad Gaulthier made the trade he made and got rid of the cancer that Cammalleri was....plus getting a 2nd round pick, another good prospect and freeing up $2.7 million in cap space.
Anybody who would rather have a midget like Cammalleri over a big guy like Bourque needs their heads examined!!
Cammalleri in the right team >>> Bourque anyday. If he was paired with a big centerman, and his role was simply to snipe a goal here and there, he'd succeed. People saying Bourque goes in front of the net, exactly what Cammalleri didn't do? k. Thats not what he was brought here to do, that was never his specialty. We realized that he wasn't the proper fit, and he didn't fit with the current mold we have... and we moved him. I'm okay with the return. Bourque will never be a goalie's nightmare during the playoffs, but he'll chip one in here and there. We saved cap space. Decent deal, doesn't mean we have the better player. They do.
Trading Cammalleri was the right move but I did not like the trade : would have rather gone for younger player, I don't like the 4½ yrs term on enigmatic (some out west say lazy ?) player and also have the pick be a 2012 not 2013.
Having said all that, I'm gonna say Bourque, would it only be cause Cammy was becoming a poisonous influence.
Originally Posted by CrimsonSkorpion
Rene Bourque makes $3.3 for the next four years AFTER this one.
Cammy makes $6 million for just one more year after this one.
I'd say during the off-season, Cammy's contract is a much easier one to unload.
It's 2 more actually. Which makes it a little more riskier move to take his deal on. Still, unless Cam totally bombs in Calgary, I kindda agree still.
On two shots on the PP last night against Toronto (one by Pacioretty and one by Cole), I was sure that if it was Cammy, he would have scored. He has one of the best shot in the league. But with that logic, MAB would be making a lot more money than he is. So I don't really know yet.
I really don't understand some Hab fans sometimes!!! They cry and cry about how small the team is and how players are getting paid big money and not putting up points.
We go and get rid of a small, overpaid forward in exchange for a 6'3 winger whos scored more goals for half the price and people still complain!!! Not to mention we got a 2nd round pick and a good prospect too!!!
Cammalleri was small and weak! Since his shoulder injury, he's even smaller and weaker and has no intentions in going into corners and working his butt off or taking hits to make plays. The guy scored 39 goals ONCE and that was playing with Iginla. He'll never likely score 30 goals again in his career because he's fragile and small. Bourque has the size and grit to get into those tough areas to score tough goals....and he's been able to play more games per season.
Any midget with a big enough ego to call his team a bunch of losers and not admit that he was the worst out of the bunch....deserves his walking papers! The fact that we got the same amount of production for half the salary in a much bigger Bourque....makes the trade a no brainer!
funny how everyone was calling Cammy our "premiere sniper" and how we lost the trade yet when you look at this poll everyone votes for Bourque. WTF is going on here. I know I voter for rene. Screw cammy he is one of the most overrated players in the NHL IMO
It all depends on what coach we plan to go forward with. If the plan is to keep RC there, then I'd say Bourque.
If the plan is to have an actual intelligent coach capable of working with the assets he has instead of what he wished he had, then I'd rather have the high maintenance 40g ppg player.
This is a good point. But, Bourque with the right coach is a 30 goal guy that hits, goes in to the dirty areas and puts in an effort on d. I would rather give up the 10 goals/20 points for the extra stuff Bourque can bring that Cammy never would.
Towards Cammalleri's end here, I think everyone had grown tired of his effortless games and his ineffectiveness in helping the team win. I think most of us would be happier without him, regardless of what the alternative is.
It all depends on what they do with the cap space honestly. If they use it to sign a real player who tries every night I won't care that we got Bourque + 2nd + prospect for Cammy. If we waste the space on another Cammy I'm going to be pissed.