Michael Cammalleri: Why Canada Is Wrong To Overlook the Canadiens Forward

December 12th, 2009 by Bradley Karp Leave a reply »
Michael Cammalleri may not be the tallest player in the NHL, measuring in at just 5'9" and 182 pounds, so it may be easy to "overlook" him, but you cannot miss his statistics.

The Olympics are just 62 days away and still there is no talk of Cammalleri on the Canadian Olympic team.

The "experts" you watch on TV who repeatedly move names up and down the depth chart based on "merit" still have failed to mention Mike Cammalleri.

Which is strange since, Cammalleri has 17 goals this season, tying him for fourth among Canadians, along with Steven Stamkos and former teammate Jarome Iginla, who have both been in the Olympic "mix," according to those same experts.

His goal total is behind only Dustin Penner, Sidney Crosby, and Dany Heatley. Although he has one goal over Rick Nash and more than five over Brenden Morrow, Jeff Carter, and almost 10 more than Patrick Sharp and teammate Jonathan Toews.

He also finished in the top five in Canadian goal-scoring last season and is the only player still in the top five, along with Heatley.

Actually, Cammalleri is the third-highest-scoring left winger in the NHL. He sits just beh ...

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