Mike Cammalleri traded back to Calgary Flames, Bourque to Habs

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Michael Cammalleri has been traded back to the Calgary Flames

It’s official. Mike Cammalleri has been traded back to the Calgary Flames and Rene Bourque is the newest member of the Montreal Canadiens.

After playing the first two periods in Montreal’s game against the Boston Bruins, Cammalleri was apparently told not to come back on the ice and was sent to the team hotel instead. The rumours started to flow about where he was going. Louis Jean, with Sportsnet in Montreal, broke the news that this he was headed back to Calgary via Twitter. He followed it up with another tweet indicating that Rene Bourque is going the other way.

Shortly afterwards, the Calgary Flames made it official and confirmed that Cammalleri was, indeed, coming back to the Calgary Flames.

Here are the details: The Flames get centre Michael Cammalleri, goaltending prospect Karri Ramo and a 5th round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The Montreal Canadiens get forwards Rene Bourque, Patrick Holland and a 2nd pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

This is the best news I’ve had all day. I am a huge Cammalleri fan and was very sad when Flames GM Darryl Sutter didn’t re-sign him. Instead, we replaced him with Olli Jokinen’s huge salary and under-achieving play. It’s taken a few years, but Olli has now redeemed himself, especially now that his salary is sooo much less.

While I enjoyed watching Rene Bourque play in a Flames uniform, his inconsistent play left something to be desired. I don’t have any ill feelings towards Rene and wish him the best of luck on his new team.

Flames (or Habs) fans… what do you think of this trade? Leave a comment below.

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Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.


  • Habs fan

    the Habs should of shopped him moreĀ  they could have done a lot better

  • OldeBuffalo

    Passion is necessary to win.

    Bourque seems to have lost his passion after signing a big contract and his play became inconsistent.

    Camarelli lost his passion to play for the Canadians but appears to have regained it immediately after finding out he was returning to the Flames.

    Score: Bourque very sad – Camarelli very happy!

    Flames win this trade!

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