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Gauthier denies obvious drive of Cammalleri trade

Jan 13, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

Look, it’s perfectly possible that Montreal Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier and Calgary Flames GM Jay Feaster passively floated the idea of a Michael Cammalleri trade before. That being said, it’s also quite likely that the sniper was just one of many players discussed with middling interest up until he criticized himself and his teammates this week.

Honestly, you’d have to be pretty naive to think that his critiques weren’t the catalyst for the trade – whether they ended up being the driving force or just the final straw. Give Gauthier credit, though; he’s selling his argument pretty hard in the press conference.

  1. cshearing - Jan 13, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    Can they trade Gauthier? The team has been a mess since he arrived.

  2. ribs108 - Jan 13, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    The franchise seems to reward dishonesty, as witnessed by choosing Brian Gionta as captain despite his obvious intention to never speak the truth (he was asked about a fight in practice between Price & Markov and completely denied it happening. A day or so later Price referred to the fight himself). It seems that not being honest is a trait that is highly valued by the Canadiens. Gauthier is just fitting in with the recent policy change. They clearly don’t owe their supporters anything resembling the truth. This can only help to attract free agents in the offseason . No Habs, No!

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