I though I’d be done with talking about Pierre Gauthier on my Blog but the recent story that surfaced about Cammalleri and his jersey upset me and I felt the need to share my views on the situation.
After playing nearly three seasons with the Canadiens, Cammalleri was traded mid game on January 12th to the Calgary Flames.
When Cammy learned about the trade he asked Pierre Gauthier if he can keep his Habs jersey as a souvenir. Gauthier apparently replied to him that he would have to buy it. What a Jerk!
Some people argue the fact that Cammalleri makes millions and could afford to pay for the jersey.
That’s not the point though. At least not the way I see it. Despite having a decrease in his points contribution to the team this year, overall Cammalleri was an asset to the team and helped them throughout his tenure with the Habs.
We all have great memories of Cammalleri with Montreal and I’m sure he does as well. That’s why he wanted to keep the jersey no? I mean it is the jersey he wore while playing for the most storied franchise in NHL history.
It seems as though little by little Geoff Molson is fixing things and making them better. Regaining some respect for the team.
Cammalleri tweeted this today:
Just received a hand written letter from Geoff Molson and my jersey from last game as a hab. Much appreciated thank you. Merci—
Michael Cammalleri (@MCammalleri93) April 20, 2012
Reports say there were no receipts with the jersey or letter. It is a minuscule thing compared to all the things Molson has to fix with the Club but it is a significant gesture to give Cammalleri the jersey he wanted to keep.
Good on you Mr. Molson, but for Gauthier all I can say is: For shame!
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