Admittedly haven't seen him play much, but his stats lately look mediocre at best. And he's 5'9", so it's not like he provides grit or size or anything. He'd be ok to add if they eat salary, but I wouldn't do Blum+1st, no way. 1st deal is a little bit better.
The thing with Cammalleri is that he's only good in Calgary. Look what happened when he went to Montreal.. He wasn't the game breaker that the Habs hoped for in terms of scoring goals on a consistent basis. He did nothing to help them out, and if anything, didn't provide what the Habs wanted him to... When he's in Calgary, he's much better offensively.. Yes he's a proven goal scorer but his best playing days are in Calgary and not anywhere else..
He's the kind of guy I wouldn't mind taking a flyer on in free agency, but not someone I'd give up significant assets for.
If a better deal were to come along this summer we'd be kicking ourselves for giving up our best trading chip and eating up all that salary. I know you can't keep waiting for the perfect deal, but you have to draw the line somewhere.
no thanks. maybe if it was in free agency. not giving up any assets for a guy like cammalleri. we have done enough of that recently. we need a significant upgrade at the center position. someone who can really ramp up our puck possession (joe thornton for example, not available though)
Cammalleri is a natural winger, and is significantly less useful as a center. As underwhelming as they have been thus far, Legwand and Fisher are still far more valuable as centers than Cammalleri would be.
Great release, great shot, subpar on the defensive side, undersized.
Would be a useful winger for us, and good trigger man on the power play, but not worth the assets being proposed, and an awful contract.
Preds haven't picked in Round 1 the last 2 drafts. No way they let that one go this season, for anyone.
This draft is supposed to be one of the deepest in a long time. Even a low pick should get a quality prospect.