Thread: Umberger
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05-17-2004, 09:43 PM
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this is nothing more than a gut-feeling but i think sather's plan from day 1 has been to let umberger become a UFA to get the draft pick and then try to sign him after june 1st taking advantage of a loophole...

the only question is whether umberger & his agent are in on the deal and plan to sign with the rangers after june 1st, or if sather is just being arrogant and betting on the fact that no team will give him the rookie max and therefore he feels he can top any offer later while still paying less than they are asking for now

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