Friday, January 13, 2012

We play like losers

Yes, those four words when spoken or otherwise disseminated publicly by a professional athlete are likely to get you traded.

As TSN reports, one member of the Montreal Canadiens is no longer with that team. And the trade happened about 24 hours after his negative comments.
One day after Mike Cammalleri made disparaging remarks about the current status of the Montreal Canadiens, the Habs decided to part ways with the veteran forward.
On Thursday night, Montreal traded Cammalleri, as well as goaltender Karri Ramo and fifth round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft to the Calgary Flames for  forwards Rene Bourque, Patrick Holland a second round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Cammalleri was pulled midway through the Canadiens game against the Boston Bruins on Thursday and sent back to the hotel amid reports of the potential trade.
The sudden move came after Cammalleri's comments on Wednesday when he said he was tired of the team's losing attitude.
If Mr Cammalleri's intention was to get out of Dodge (or Montreal in this case), then he has succeeded. And if his intention was to demonstrate an unprofessional attitude, then he has succeeded.

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