Sunday, June 22, 2008
Alex Tanguay to Mike Cammalleri is a downgrade
PDO and I were discussing this last night. I initally thought it was a good move for the Flames. PDO disagreed, and brought up a few good points. He has now convinced me this move is a huge step back for the Flames:
1) Last year, Cammalleri had the 2nd easiest QUAL COMP rating on the Kings, with a -0.04 QUAL COMP Rating. Tanguay had the toughest minutes on the Flames, with a QUAL COMP of +0.07
BEHIND THE NET - QUAL COMP - LA
BEHIND THE NET - QUAL COMP - CGY
2) In Cammalleri's best season he put up 80 points, only 43 of those came at even strength.
In Alex Tanguay's worst NHL season in recent memory last year, 45 of his points were on EV.
Cammalleri will help the powerplay, but that may be negligible with the pending loss of Kristian Huselius. It seems Calgary were a better team pre-draft. Losing 8 spots in the first round didn't help the trade evaluation in their favor either.
*Special thanks to PDO for the argument's foundation
Posted by PunjabiOil at 1:47 AM