Feb 10, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Brendan Morrison (17) warms up before the game against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion. San Jose defeated Chicago 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

What Happened To The Big Trades For The Flames?

Feb 20, 2011; Calgary, AB, Canada; Fireworks explode after the Calgary Flames 4-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in the Heritage Classic at McMahon Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

There’s nothing like a gameless post season to really kill blog post ideas, however, just because the Calgary Flames are out, doesn’t mean the news stops.  After a slow couple of days, your favorite Flames blog is back with regular posts.  I pinkie promise.  Taking some time to catch up with Flames players in this post, both current players and players who are no longer with the team.

 

Mar 31, 2012; Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA; Calgary Flames forward Mike Cammalleri (93) during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

Mike Cammalleri returned to the Calgary Flames on January 13th after the most unusual trade in my hockey knowledge.  In between the 2nd and 3rd periods, Cammalleri was sent home because he was no longer a Montreal Canadien.  Cammy had been traded mid game against the Boston Bruins for Renee Bourque.  Since arriving in Calgary, Cammy racked up 19 points in 28 games.  With 11 goals and 8 assists, Cammy did everything he could to help push the Flames ahead in their quest for the playoffs.

But that’s not the interesting bit, seeing as you all know this.  According to the Montreal Gazette as he was leaving Montreal for Calgary, he asked to keep his sweater as a memento.  They told him it would be $1,250 for that memory.  Cammy hasn’t confirmed or denied it, but a pretty ridiculous rumor to start.   You can read the full article here.

Part of that trade was Renee Bourque.  As you know, I have nothing nice to day about him.  Zero.  Zip.  Nada.  I jumped for joy the day he was traded. Best part of my vacation.  Since his departure for Montreal, Bork played in 38 games and managed only 8 points.  5 goals and 3 assists for the former Flame.  Quite a deal for the Flames.

Just a week later, Jay Feaster has another shocking trade when he sent veteran defensemen Brendan Morrison to the Chicago Blackhawks.  While the Flames received an AHL defensemen Brian Connelly,

who hasn’t played for the Flames yet, they did managed to make a bit of space in the cap by sending $1,250,000 to the Blackhawks.  In turn BMo is making a run at the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks who are up against the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round.  Not a terrible trade off.

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