The NHL has announced the Officials selected for the Stanley Cup Playoffs 2011-12:
Paul Devorski, Eric Furlatt, Marc Joannette, Tom Kowal, Steve Kozari, Mike Leggo, Chris Lee, Wes McCauley, Brad Meier, Dan O’Halloran, Dan O’Rourke, Tim Peel, Brian Pochmara, Kevin Pollock, Chris Rooney, Kelly Sutherland, Francois St-Laurent, Stephen Walkom, Ian Walsh and Brad Watson.
Derek Amell, Steve Barton, Dave Brisebois, Lonnie Cameron, Scott Cherrey, Greg Devorski, Scott Driscoll, Shane Heyer, Brad Kovachik, Brad Lazarowich, Steve Miller, Jean Morin, Brian Murphy, Jonny Murray, Derek Nansen, Tim Nowak, Pierre Racicot, Tony Sericolo, Jay Sharrers and Mark Wheler.
A story coming out of Montreal made odder the odd circumstance where Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier pulled Mike Cammalleri from a game and told him to go back to the hotel because he had been traded. If you remember, Gauthier couldn't even tell Cammalleri where he was going because the deal hadn't been approved.
In this morning's Gazette, apparently Cammalleri asked Gauthier if he could keep his game jersey as a keepsake of having played for the Canadiens. Gauthier told Cammalleri he would have to pay for it if he wanted it, and the price tag was $1,250.
That's showing your players (and ex-players) how much you respect and appreciate them!
Cammalleri was asked about it, but refused to deny or corroborate the story. There was also no word if he actually bought his jersey.