Thread: RJ Umberger
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03-09-2004, 07:04 PM
Park #2
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Originally Posted by dedalus
I'm pleased but frankly this news stuns me, and I don't understand it from Umberger's perspective. As a 22-year-old UFA he almost certainly stands to cut a better deal than he does bynegotiating now. At the very least he would have several teams bidding against each other for his rights because he IS a very good prospect.

I'll look forward to the announcement but if doesn't come off, I can be just as content with the #46 and Grenier for Rucinsky.
Not with CBA about to blow up... If he were to go unsigned into the summer, he'd probably end up playing in the AHL next year with a minor league contract.... (Assuming the NHL goes into lockout).

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