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Speedy winger Raymond signs with Flames, replaces speedy winger Cammalleri

Jul 1, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT

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After a 19-goal season in Toronto, Mason Raymond has signed a three-year, $9.5 million contract to join the Calgary Flames.

Raymond, a 28-year-old Alberta native, joined the Leafs last season after spending six seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. His best season came in 2009-10, when he scored 25 times.

A speedy winger, Raymond joins a rebuilding Flames club that lost speedy winger Mike Cammalleri in free agency to New Jersey.

  1. bigtganks - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    Replaces Cammalleri? Ha… That pic is MayRay half way through falling down.

    • bigtganks - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:07 PM

      Oh, and then they change the picture on me… haha

    • kaptaanamerica - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:10 PM

      he’s always falling down. that’s his modus operandi. over the blueline and fall down somewhere…

  2. cantescapekarma - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    Seems like nobody wants to play for the Leafs…

    • dueman - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:25 PM

      You people are funny. If Toronto had paid Raymond 3+mil/per, or Bolland his 5.5 million x 5 years, all the haters would be calling Nonis a moron, and now that he didn’t it’s “Ha, ha, nobody wants to play for the Leafs!” – Too funny!

  3. kaptaanamerica - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Another guy who doesn’t want to play in Toronto. Gorges says that it’s better for him and his family to not play in Toronto and better to be in Buffalo.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:20 PM

      Right, nobody wants to play in Toronto, not even those guys who just signed extensions and deals with them in the last couple of years.

      • dueman - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:29 PM

        craptainamerica isn’t even worth responding to dude. The guy is just a hater. If you notice, Leaf articles are pretty much all the guy ever comments on….if you want to call them comments….

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:38 PM

        I know, he’s made the same comment on every Leafs article. Oh well. Some people are just miserable I guess.

      • kaptaanamerica - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:49 PM

        Oh yeah, it’s just funny cuz Leafs fans are so full of themselves and their team. going on last season about how their team was trending up and Canucks were on the way down, etc… Leafs fans always fail to see the light, but the players are speaking with where they are signing unless its a total overpay like with Clarkson and we all know how that’s worked out.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:53 PM

        Meh. I like the Leafs and I like hockey, I don’t really care what you have to say. Carry on.

      • kaptaanamerica - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:12 PM

        @1943 that would be the case, but frankly i’m not the only one who thinks this way about the leafs. which is why they were probably ranked as THE most disliked team in Canada a couple of years ago in a poll by Angus Reid in every market except their own. they were also negatively ranked on a number of other metrics.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:28 PM

        Interesting, because I don’t much care about what they have to say either. Maybe one day you and others like you will just learn to enjoy sports for the entertainment it is (and that’s all it is at the end of the day). Wasting time and energy “hating” is a real waste and frankly I feel sorry for people like you.

        Go Leafs Go!

  4. dirtyback - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    It’s not that they dont want to play for TOR (besides gorges) it’s that Shanny is not going to overpay these players, unlike management in the past. Bolland said it came down to the money and thats why he chose Florida. It’s time for the leafs to bring up some of their young talent for their farm team. Those boys are hungry to get the chance and make a name for themselves.

    • kaptaanamerica - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      Bolland said clearly that they were getting close on $ and he decided to go with his ex-GM. he said they weren’t close at the start. LOLS at Leafs.

      • dirtyback - Jul 1, 2014 at 3:13 PM

        C’mon man. He also clearly stated that it came down to money and FLA was willing to pay him quite a bit more. I’m sure reuniting with his ex-GM was also a nice incentive but don’t act like that was the deciding factor. Leafs already have one brutal contract for a 2nd/3rd liner in Clarkson, why would they take on another one? Shanny understands this but you obviously don’t. Hater gonna Hate

  5. canada2014gold - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    What is with the leaf haters lol. Raymond is from Calgary duh. Bolland was not worth it. I guess every team that Vanek and Erhoff didn’t sign with is a crap destination now too right???

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