Mike Cammalleri insists he did not pick the wrong Canadian city.

On July 1, 2009, the kid from Richmond Hill sat in the Maple Leafs offices on

Bay St. listening to the free-agent pitch from the team he grew up watching.

In the end, it wasn't enough.

Cammalleri ended up signing a five-year, $30-million US deal with the rival Montreal Canadiens on that very day, causing many Leafs fans to lament over the one that got away.