Thread: Umberger
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05-17-2004, 08:00 PM
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Prucha73
 
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Originally Posted by True Blue
This is getting ridiculous. The #46 pick over a kid that has NHL-ready size and top 2 line potential? Come on.
People, what do the Rangers lack (amongst other things)? Top 2 line talent. What is RJ? Top 2 line talent. The math seems pretty simple to me.
3 things:

1) he is not 18, he is already around 22 years old
2) he missed a whole year, mostly because of his greed and stubborness
3) doesn't have a very good attitude and must have some flaws in his game for Burke to lowball him

at #46 we can come away with a promising young player who is 3 or 4 years younger then Umberger. If Umberger want to be a Ranger , then he will sign up anyway, but most likely he wants to be a Penguin, we will be fine without him. Marek can be used as a temporary 2nd line center for a year or 2. Has anybody seen Umberger play, what is your impression of him?

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