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05-22-2005, 06:52 PM
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No, you read closely what I wrote. He wouldn't play for the Canucks because they low balled him on their contract offer. They gave Kesler the max, but refused to do any kind of similar deal with Umberger. No, not baby at all. Smart business man actually. Why should he have accepted a low ball deal when as Wetcoaster pointed out, several rookies in his class signed rookie max deals.
And as pointed out, Umberger has proven beyond a doubt that the contract wasn't a mistake. In his rookie year, he lead his team in scoring, outscored Kesler in the same amount of games, and was only outscored by Bochenski and Vanek in the rookie class.
He's delivered. Isn't it unbelievable what happens when you give someone a chance. Vancouver and New York wrote him off before even giving him a chance. Glad we have him.
Ok, my mistake i did read it wrong.
But I wouldnt start calling him "proven" till he proves himself in the NHL.
Yes smart buisiness man...but we all see where his heart is dont we? Money before Hockey...even as a rookie.
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