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Report: Flames, pending UFA Cammalleri are talking contract

Jun 18, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT

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Could Mike Cammalleri, a pending unrestricted free agent and already with an annual cap hit of $6 million, possibly re-sign with the Calgary Flames?

The 32-year-old forward, after a 26-goal, 45-point season, is at the end of his current five-year contract. To take a line out from Simpsons character Troy McClure, you may remember him from such UFA of the Day’s as June 10. Sorry, that was lame. But there appears to be a dialogue between him and the Flames.

“The only things we’re unable to agree on are term and price — other than that we have a deal,” Flames general manager Brad Treliving told the Calgary Sun.

“We’re talking. I think he’s sincere he would come back but it’s got to be something that works for everybody.”

Cammalleri, placed on injured reserve in January with a concussion before returning at the start of February, is now five seasons removed from his career-best 39-goal and 82-point season, which he achieved with the Flames back in 2008-09.

  1. Wineshard - Jun 18, 2014 at 1:48 AM

    Well, to quote Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, “the squid is too Squishy. Thank you, but [don’t] come again.”

  2. 19to77 - Jun 18, 2014 at 3:54 AM

    Avs could possibly use a new LW if O’Reilly keeps up with his seemingly-endless “Give me more money!” act. Plus, previous experience playing with Tanguay. Could put them both on the Duchene line and resign Statsny to keep centering Landy and Mack?

    • storminator16 - Jun 18, 2014 at 7:30 AM

      “LW if O’Reilly keeps up with his seemingly-endless “Give me more money!” ”

      I LOL’d. Perception. With that said, what is he suppose to do? Give his employer for being a discount because they drafted him?


      • storminator16 - Jun 18, 2014 at 7:30 AM

        “Give his employer a discount because they drafted him.”

  3. hockeyornothing - Jun 18, 2014 at 7:50 AM

    Besides that I thought the AVS took him to arbitration to get a 2 yr settlement done

  4. paulerhythm - Jun 18, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    I think Cammelari likes to play in Calgary…

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