An Exclusive Interview with RJ Umberger
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10-31-2003, 07:35 AM
Join Date: Aug 2003
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What about trading Umberger for Kraft?
Kraft and Pittsburgh 2nd
Umberger and Vancouver's 3rd
The only problem with a trade like this is the fact Kraft has to clear waivers. The Canucks have to receive a player that is waiver exempt or a lock to make the roster. I can't see where Kraft would play on the Canucks right now if he barely warrants a roster spot on the rebuilding Pens. Kraft would be snatched up if put on waivers due to his age and upside. If Umberger's traded, it has to be in a package for a guaranteed roster upgrade (big, tough defensive rearguard or maybe a sniper) or a waiver exempt (under 21) prospect.
Pittsburgh keeps coming up as a solid trading partner re: Umberger and for good reason. Perhaps later in the year towards the trade deadline something might happen (Straka?).
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