Cammalleri Scores in Debut
Standard Spin: Michael Cammalleri left the Canadiens' organization a la Patrick Roy: with nary a kind word. He was frustrated, he was fed up. The Canadiens are team in disarray and it is likely that Cammalleri was being held back. Now in Calgary, and reunited with his favorite set-up man Jarome Iginla, Cammalleri has a real opportunity to turn on the after burners and light it up in the second half. His season is not a wash just yet.
Saturday, with adrenalin coursing through his veins, Cammalleri scored the Flames' only goal - on the powerplay. He immediately moves into a top line, top powerplay role and will have every opportunity in the next 40 games to exceed his point total from the first half of the season.
If you like big moves, and although it may appear like a big risk, trading for Cammalleri represents the potential for a big payoff. The only problem is that whomever has him in your league probably doesn't want to let him go. You will likely have to part with something solid.
As for the game itself on Saturday, the Flames lost. The Kings were led to victory by Mike Richards and Dustin Brown (1G, 1A each), Justin Williams (2A) and Anze Kopitar (1G). (Jan.15)