It's obviously a little early to decide on a winner in the big trade between the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens a few weeks back.

Michael Cammalleri has two more years on his current contract to return to form with the Flames, while Rene Bourque is inked for four more with the Habs.

The second-round pick the Canadiens acquired won't be used until 2013 and prospect Patrick Holland's professional future likely undetermined until long after that.

Goalie Karri Ramo is under contract in the KHL for another year and won't join the Flames until then, and who knows what the team can pick up with the fifth-round selection this spring?

For now, the sample size of the principles in the deal is a little small.

But it's fair to say Flames fans were hoping for more than they've seen from Cammalleri so far.

It's not for lack of effort, but Cammalleri has managed just a pair of powerplay goals and three points in 10 games in his second stint wearing the Flaming C on his chest.