February 20 2014 02:29PM
He started the season with 9 goals and 13 points in 14 games after missing games due to a hand injury. The fan base collectively hollered "trade him now!" They didn't trade him. Since then, he's scored 4 times in 28 games, and now, it's likely that the Calgary Flames want to trade him. The circumstances surrounding Mike Cammalleri and his potential departure are odd, to say the least. It seems like every week, a "prominent hockey analyst" reports something different about the 31-year-old winger. New teams, new asking prices and new wrinkles in the situation enter the fray weekly. Reports a few weeks ago even suggested the Flames may no longer trade him all-together, and that an extension to remain a Flame was in the works. That, however, makes little sense for the team nor the player, so for this exercise we'll assume he's on his way out the door.
February 20 2014 09:21AM
1. The Latvians
That was one hell of a thing.
Around the time the U.S. scored its final goal against Ondrej Pavelec to go up 4-1, I decided to switch over to the game that was far closer and therefore more interesting: Canada and Latvia. It should not, of course, had been either close or interesting. It should have been a bloodbath. And it's Canada's fault that it wasn't.
February 19 2014 05:16PM
The Calgary Flames returned to the Scotiabank Saddledome ice for the first time since the beginning of the Olympics this afternoon. Onlookers - and there was a shockingly large media contingent there - were treated to a surprisingly brisk 60-minute on-ice session.
Here's a quick rundown of the news of the day.
February 19 2014 03:11PM
What we learned - Latvia could at least beat the Oilers.— Kent Wilson (@Kent_Wilson) February 19, 2014
There's always a silver lining, right?
Anyways, how does everyone feel about the Canada/US semi's given Canada's scoring problems?
February 19 2014 11:33AM
Last April I did a comparison between Johnny Gaudreau and Nathan Gerbe. It's a fairly natural one to draw - Gerbe is the smallest player in the NHL (5'6", 175), came up through the same Boston College system and was a Hobey Baker award finalist in his 20-21 year old college season.