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Montreal tabloid fires parting shot at Cammalleri

Jan 13, 2012, 11:04 AM EDT

Le Journal de Montreal — the same publication that ripped Randy Cunneyworth after his record dropped to 0-2 — has sent former Canadiens winger Mike Cammalleri off to Calgary in style:



Un Perdant De Moins = One Less Loser.

  1. bobwsc - Jan 13, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    how do you respond back with “eat crap” in French?

    • solador78 - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:31 PM

      “mange merd”

  2. arsement - Jan 13, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    What a whiny group of people Habs fans seem to be. Jesus.

    • lsxphotog - Jan 13, 2012 at 11:53 AM

      It is why English Canadians don’t like French Canadians. Not only are they better than you, they’re always right and produce better hockey players…or at least that’s what they think. They should be taking hits at their terrible GM and owner for the fate of their team. Cammalleri WAS the foundation of that team. I’m curious as to what has been going on in the room this season for Mike to say what he has and for the team to shove him off like that.

  3. dougcan - Jan 13, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    So the French Canadian editorial staff of a publication call it right for once and don’t deny if he were a Canuck, Bruin, Hawk, Star or whatever team you cheer for and had said what he had about your organization you wouldn’t have felt exactly the same way as this front cover depicted.

    He clearly got what he wanted and that could be the only reason a seasoned NHL pro would have spoken to media using the words he did. All he was missing was Brian Burke offering to drive him to the airport.

    • whatswellydoing - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:25 PM

      Frankly I wouldn’t be upset with his comments if he were on my team. The habs are losing and he called out his team. I’d rather have a player trying to get his team going than one who doesn’t care…

      Also, the guy just finished building a house he hadn’t even moved into yet. I doubt he wanted out of Montreal.

  4. mornelithe - Jan 13, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Good call, trading a player mid-game….certainly helped you….lose another game. Loser tabloid for a loser team.

    • solador78 - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:32 PM

      Feaster took the blame for that one on Sportsnet Radio.

      Says he needed ownership to approve the move, then he had to clear cap space.

  5. blkeskimo1785 - Jan 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    This franchise is pathetic.

    • haterzgonahate - Jan 13, 2012 at 12:59 PM

      24 Stanley Cups pathetic…

      • hystoracle - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:14 PM

        Have seen any lately… Gets a lot harder when there are more teams to compete against for players and you can no longer buy entire junior leagues just to have control over the best players in that league.

      • elvispocomo - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:31 PM

        @hystoracle: While they might not be on top of the world right now, it’s pretty hard to call them pathetic considering their history. There are plenty of teams on long droughts or who just recently finished long droughts without a Cup where you could make the same comment – justified or not. Original six teams like Toronto (currently the longest active drought), Chicago and Boston (both recently having ended their droughts) as well as expansion teams that have never won (Vancouver and Buffalo come to mind).

        I get your point about how they may have had success in the past, but I’d consider that a good business model by investing in scouting rather than lambasting them for it. They’re paying for their mediocrity right now, but they’re hardly that far away from being at least a playoff team.

      • blkeskimo1785 - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM

        With their 24th Stanley Cup coming 19 years ago. Your point is invalid. At least those teams played with integrity. This current team leaves a lot left to be desired.

      • ribs108 - Jan 13, 2012 at 6:36 PM

        How may Cups was that in the last 15 years again? How many goal scoring champions in that time? How many Norris Trophy winning defensemen in that time? Calder Cup? The Montreal Entitleds have nothing to show for the last 15 years and counting. In a 30-team league, they have zero Cups and none on the horizon. The reality now is that ownership and management cannot run a winning team – Carolina, Tampa, Anaheim all have more recent success. As long as the media get to keep running the team and 21, 273 “fans” sell out the arena all season, there’s no excuse for them to have winning on their agenda. Mediocrity is cool so long as there’s language and anti-english sentiment to associate with the team to put on the front page of every Journal de Montreal.

  6. ballistictrajectory - Jan 13, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Squish The Squid!!!!

    I was kind of surprised that he went to Montreal, but he did fit into the historic Modèle Montréal as far as size, speed, and accuracy. I don’t believe his days are over. He’s always been a tough competitor do deal with.

    I wonder how Rene is going to like being crucified for not delivering a Cup victory next week.

    • haterzgonahate - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM

      i wonder how the fans will react when they realize this Bourque is from Alberta and not Quebec lol

      well… the french part of Alberta anyway. i guess that’s close enough!

      • elvispocomo - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:43 PM

        They won’t care as long as he speaks French, which I believe he does.

    • solador78 - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:34 PM

      FYI: the Cup is awarded in June.

  7. xxshookonexx - Jan 13, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    I guess Cunneyworth will never know what that says…a shame

    • abrienza428 - Jan 13, 2012 at 12:56 PM

      That comment made my Friday.

  8. habsman - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Having fun everyone?

    Nine goals so far this year for six million bucks. A cancer in the locker room, and spouting off about his teamates to the media. But trading him was the wrong move?

    We have one less loser today. And I’ll admit we need to need to clear out a few more.

    But the Habs won this trade. Same goal production for half the cost, plus a 2nd round pick. Plus he’s a big body with a mean streak.

    So, fire away.

    • mornelithe - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:28 PM

      At least they won something yesterday, right? Too bad it’s not going to win Subban his dignity back, or Canadian hockey for that matter.

      • habsman - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:44 PM

        What part of sucker punching (Ference) is dignified?

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:59 PM

        You are such a homer that you are able to convince yourself Ference sticking up fo his teammate was a sucker punch. Like I said before, when you cheer for such a soft team you must not see a lot of guys sticking up for each other and so when you do it confuses you.

      • mornelithe - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:42 PM

        Isn’t a sucker punch when you’re facing the person punching you. A sucker punch is when someone catches you clearly by surprise with a punch, and it actually doesn’t have to be to the head either. Subban initiated the violence, as such, he was prepared to be involved in said violence, and was indeed facing Ference when he was taken to task for his elbow contact. Spin it however you want Habsman, seriously, but the Canadien’s suck this year, terribly. You can cry about the Bruin’s all you want, but the bigger issue is how pathetically poor they play.

    • solador78 - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:42 PM

      RDS/TSN/BELL (Habs Ownership): “People will think what I tell them to think!”

    • habsman - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:09 PM

      Nice try, but when you punch someone in the face when they’re not ready, it’s a sucker punch. Not surprised you’re having a difficulty with it. Must be the way you guys settle thing there.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:23 PM

        When you elbow someone in the face when they’re not ready you’ve got it coming to you.

      • habsman - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:33 PM

        Elbows happen all the time during the course of games while the play is ongoing. Hence the term Elbowing Penalty.

        Sucker punching is a Boston thing. You’ve seen so much of it while following the Bruins, you think it’s a normal part of the game. Especially when you get away with. (Greg & Colie).

      • mornelithe - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:39 PM

        Sure, elbows happen all the time, what doesn’t happen all the time is intentional elbow to the head contact. The reason why? The league tends to fine and suspend players for such actions. Your responses are typical of a child who says he did it, so it’s ok for someone else to. And really, all that’s going to happen as a result, is someone is going to get hurt even worse than had Subban simply thrown down and defended his action.

      • blkeskimo1785 - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:50 PM

        “Nice try, but when you punch someone in the face when they’re not ready, it’s a sucker punch.”

        Claude Lemieux punching Slava Kozlov = sucker punch
        Todd Bertuzzi punching Steve Moore = sucker punch

        That was not a sucker punch. If you put a big hit on one of the opposing team’s skilled forwards, you have to be a dimwit not to know someone’s coming after you.

      • habsman - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:52 PM

        If the league tends to fine and suspend such actions, why has Boston avoided numerous suspendable acts? Are you agreeing daddy Colie has been looking after littly Greggie and his goon teamates?

      • habsman - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:57 PM

        You know, in a way you right, every team in the league should be prepared for sucker punches when they play the Bruins. Silly Subban.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 13, 2012 at 3:01 PM

        “Sucker punching is a Boston thing. You’ve seen so much of it while following the Bruins, you think it’s a normal part of the game”

        First, I’m a Leafs fan. Second, I don’t think sucker punching is a part of the game at all. Third, the Bruins might throw some cheap shots but I haven’t seen many sucker punches. Fourth, sticking up for your teammate, which is what Ference did whether you think so or not, is a normal part of the game. Maybe it’s just not a normal part of the French game.

      • habsman - Jan 13, 2012 at 3:08 PM

        First, I’m not French.

        Second, if you haven’t seen numerous cheap shots and sucker punches by the Bruins, then you haven’t been watching much hockey besides Leaf games.

        Third, that was a clear sucker punch by a cheap shot, sucker punching team.

        Lastly, sorry for your troubles. (Leaf Fan).

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 13, 2012 at 3:19 PM

        Sorry for my troubles? How’s the view from down there at 12th?

        If you believe that was a sucker punch you haven’t been watching enough hockey. That’s a normal part of the game. If the roles were reversed and Subban did the same to Ference you would be lauding him like every other hypocritical Habs fan. I acknowledged the Bruins throw some dirty hits but please show me a video of them Bertuzziing someone.

      • habsman - Jan 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM

        Yeah, we’re in 12th, see you down here in a couple of weeks. Is it the same parade route this year as it has been for the past 40 some years?

        As to sucker punching, find it yourself. It won’t be too difficult. Last years playoff should be a good start. Just google gutless cheap shots and sucker punching. Bruins are first result.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 13, 2012 at 3:52 PM

        People like you have been saying that since October. Check the calendar bud. It’s the middle of January, we’re still in a playoff spot and you’re not.

        If those sucker punches are so easy to find then you should have no trouble finding an example to show me. I’ll wait.

        It’s hard to believe you haven’t gotten tired of embarrassing yourself yet.

      • habsman - Jan 13, 2012 at 4:31 PM

        Middle of January and your still in a playoof spot. Congrats, whats the parade route again?

        As far as video goes, I said go get it yourself. So keep waiting. Too lazy, or are you afraid of what you might find?

        BTW, dont be a coward, admit your a Bruin fan. No self respecting Leaf fan would spend so much time defending a cheap shot, sucker punching franchise like Boston as you do.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 13, 2012 at 5:19 PM

        If you’re going to make an argument then the onus is on you to back it up. If anyone is too lazy here it certainly isn’t me. I don’t spew nonsense and then mock other people when I refuse to back it up. Although I did Google ” gutless cheap shots and sucker punching” like you suggested and, much to your surprise and my amusement, no Bruins player cracks the first page of videos there or on Youtube. So much for that pathetic argument.

        You’re even stupider than I thought. Look at any other posts I’ve made and tell me I’m not a Leafs fan. You are by far the dumbest regular on this board.

  9. yettyskills - Jan 13, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Don’t tell the French media fool you

    Most Montrealer’s are nothing like this, they don’t care about a french speaking coach, the media tries to tell them they should.
    Most do not want to separate from Canada, the media told them they should. Then got owned voting day.
    Most agreed with Mike C and know he is the only forward who shows up come playoff time.

    The Montreal media are garbage and try to push their french agenda while most of the city could not care less.

  10. soxpatsbscelts - Jan 13, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    So happy I am. Suban is such a girl. Fits the motto of this team. Garbage cheap shots.

  11. danphipps01 - Jan 13, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    One less loser? Um, don’t look now, but Bourque’s a perennial underperformer from a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in two years and normally can’t flail their way past the first round when they do. At best, the net losers remain the same. But then, I don’t think Quebecois “journalists” care about players’ ability. I wager this guy just read the name “Rene” and declared the trade a victory for French sovereignty. Dumbass.

  12. drewzducks - Jan 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    What they didnt tell you was that the full headline was “One less loser…only twenty more to go”

  13. crusty14 - Jan 13, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    I agree with you mrmojo, I’m sure most respectable hab fans would agree with you as well…. Habsman is a tool. As far as I’ve seen, he is the only idiot calling that a sucker punch. A real hockey fan would know that ference was sticking up for his teammate . His Campbell references are getting awfully monotonous as well. He’s just having a hard time accepting the habs being a shit team for several years now!

    • haterzgonahate - Jan 13, 2012 at 6:31 PM

      several? not quite.. the last couple yes but not several. they did go to the conference finals in 2009 remember. or was that 2008? meh.. i can’t remember

      /puffs doob

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 13, 2012 at 6:51 PM

      @crusty14: he is the biggest embarrassment to Habs fans I’ve ever encountered. I have quite a few friends who are Habs fans and we like to trade chirps, but at the end of the day we can have a beer and watch some hockey. I’ve met Habs fans in Montreal and we’ve talked hockey like reasonable people. I can’t imagine how badly things would end if I ever actually met this habsman clown.

      • habsman - Jan 13, 2012 at 8:35 PM

        Looks like I hit a nerve huh.

        Name calling. Don’t you know I got feelings? Especially mojo. So your a tough guy eh? News flash tough guy (aka Bruin fan) sucker punching isnt tough.

        The video doesn’t lie. He sucker punched him when he wasn’t ready. Maybe thats the way you gutless cowards handle things. If I ever did meet you mojo, I wouldn’t turn my back on you based on what crap your spewing here. Anything else?

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 14, 2012 at 3:05 AM

        Sucker punching isn’t tough. Good thing neither the Bruins nor Leafs partake in such cowardice. Say what you want. You’re right though, you probably wouldn’t turn your back, you’d turtle like a certain gutless #76 en bleu blanc et rouge.

        P.S. the word you’ve been looking for is ‘you’re.’

  14. sfbookreviews - Jan 14, 2012 at 2:04 AM

    At least PK got a new nickname from this game. Wonder if they’ll let him stitch “Turtle” onto the back of his jersey?

  15. arbruins - Jan 14, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    Shut up Habswoman…you reference the same garbage over and over. Sucker this, Campbell that. Do know any other reason why the Habs are losing than the previous two I just mentioned?

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