A report has mentioned that Mike Cammalleri will be dealt to a West coast team before 3 PM Eastern time on March 5th, also known as, the NHL trade deadline.
The Calgary Flames sniper will be one of the most sought-after acquisitions as the calendar moves closer to the March 5 NHL trade deadline. And boy, oh boy, will there be a battle between the four teams on the left coast for his scoring services.
In his report Costello goes into detail about how scoring is at a premium for West coast teams as of late…
Los Angeles has just 13 goals in 10 games.
San Jose Sharks have just four regulation goals in five games, four of them losses.
The Anaheim Ducks have lost three of their past four.
Vancouver has scored just 18 goals in its past 10 games, seven of them losses.
The way that the Western conference playoff race is starting to shape up, the Canucks may be bidding the highest as they currently sit in the last wild card place and may need a boost to secure a spot in the West. The Kings are in third place in the Pacific division right now, but are on the edge. Los Angeles may have a distinct advantage as well, they drafted him in 2001, and Cammalleri started his career as a King.
Any playoff team would be lucky to have Cammalleri on their roster, in 32 playoffs games he has 32 points – 17 goals and 15 assists. Which is why the Ducks and the Sharks were added into the mix of West coast teams that could be vying for Cammalleri. He may be more of an asset in the actual playoffs than during the end of the regular season.
Final piece of the puzzle, what is Cammalleri worth to the Flames?
Calgary is seeking either a first-round pick and a B-list prospect, or a second-round pick and an A-list prospect.
Too much? Not enough? All the questions will be answered by March 5th at the latest!