Mike Cammalleri recalling days with Kings after Flames win in LA


MayorsManor caught up with Calgary Flames forward Mike Cammalleri following his first game of the season, a 3-2 win over the Kings on Monday night. Of course, he scored against his old club too – which is somewhat par for the course at this point. Since being traded out of Los Angeles in June 2008, Cammallerri has now picked up 11 points (seven goals, four assists) in 14 games.

Here’s what he had to say when we discussed a few different topics…

On netting a goal against the Kings in his first game since suffering an upper-body injury during training camp:

“I’m not going to take that for granted, that’s for sure. That was a good squat, and it’s nice to be able to contribute.”

On the familiarity of playing in Staples Center:

“Tons of familiarity, I’m not going to pretend. I started my career here, I was here for five or six years. I feel like I grew up playing here a little bit is the problem. There are still guys on that team that I play with and I’m still friendly with all the staff. It’s definitely a familiar place.”

On if it still means anything to come back to Staples Center:

“Tons. It means tons. I’ve been fortunate enough to have an NHL journey and make my dream come true, and this was a big part of that. So was Montreal and so was Calgary. I really, truly appreciate all those experiences.”

On what advice he offers young guys, like Sean Monahan:

“At this point, I don’t think he needs to hear all that much except just be a friend, be a buddy, and be a teammate. If there is ever anything he wants to talk about, I’m open ears.”

On if the lack of expectations for the team this year helped motivate them:

“I think you find motivation in different ways. I don’t know if that’s been in particular the rally and cry. I think it’s been a lot more about the coaching staff from day one instilling a culture of the way we’re going to play with no exception. We’re so focused on those details, we don’t have time to worry about what anyone else has to say about us.”

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Comments

  1. This guy has always been a jerk. He’s been smart enough to get more money than he is worth and that will be his pathetic legacy. Yes he can score one timers, but he will never be a winner or a leader. He is a one way player.

    Lombardi was smart to get rid of him.

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