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03-09-2004, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Park #2
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.

1. Never said it was in '04 and from more than a few sources the Rangers were willing to accept the pick but quickly noted that they wanted Umberger.

2. You're right, the Rangers did contact him today. But what makes you think the deal was born today? What if i told you they had actually made contact around January 15th and the original deal was possibly about Carter?

I've learned, never assume...... the acronym always comes true.

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