Thread: RJ Umberger
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03-09-2004, 06:23 PM
Park #2
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Originally Posted by Edge
not really, it's already been mentioned on the news that they were talking.

originally it was gonna be a second rounder {yet another one} but they later changed it to umberger when sather found out that signing umberger was doable.

as for some inside info, it's not great but it is something.

Ranger scouts have been all over the WHL for about a week now.
What you say about the 2nd pick is not really true. The Canucks do not have a 2nd this year and the Rangers balked at accepting a 2nd in '05 with Grenier. Umberger was the first target for the Rangers. Initial contact with Lawton began around 1:00 today as the deadline drew near. Vancouver was going to receive a supplemental pick (46th overall) if another team signed Umberger, so they looked at
this deal as a 2nd and Grenier.

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