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Mike Cammalleri doesn’t have to buy his own game-worn Canadiens jersey after all

Apr 20, 2012, 10:50 AM EDT

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Earlier this month, we touched on the story coming out of Montreal/Calgary about the awkwardness between former Canadiens forward Mike Cammalleri and former Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier.

A refresher:

Let’s go back to the night on Jan. 12 when the Canadiens were playing the Boston Bruins. Between the second and third periods, general manager Pierre Gauthier told Michael Cammalleri to take off his uniform and return to the team hotel because he had been traded. Gauthier said he couldn’t tell Cammalleri where he was going because the trade – to Calgary for Rene Bourque – had yet to be completed.

A stunned Cammalleri asked if he could keep his game jersey as a souvenir of the good times in Montreal. No problem, said Gauthier, as long as he was willing to pay for it.

The asking price? $1200, which is way more than the $600 Cammalleri’s game-worn jersey goes for online.

The story generated some heat, with the Calgary Herald’s Vicki Hall asking Cammalleri about the incident. (To which Cammy would neither confirm nor deny.)

Then today, this happened:


Isn’t it nice when everybody gets their happy ending?

/hums theme song to Family Ties

  1. danaking - Apr 20, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Wow. How chintzy can you get? This may something about Gauthier’s “success” in Montreal.

  2. taytay099 - Apr 20, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Such a strange story. No idea what to think of that.

  3. dsd3 - Apr 20, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    His “merci” at the end is what makes the tweet so great.

  4. wingsdjy - Apr 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Damage control, much?

  5. hairpie - Apr 20, 2012 at 1:03 PM


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