Thread: Proposal: Calgary-Columbus
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02-01-2013, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Paper View Post
Everything else in your post is true enough to reject the deal but this is completely misleading. Cammalleri has had injury problems but even then Umberger isn't routinely outscoring him. Since Umberger arrived in Columbus and become a consistent forward he has 94 goals in 331 games. Cammalleri has 104 in 284. It's pretty obvious who the better finisher is. That's alright though, just bring up their contracts and it's not so obvious who Columbus would pick if given a 1 for 1 choice.
The injury problems have to be accounted for in that, though, because we're not shopping for "he might have the talent if he's healthy", we're shopping for Number Of Goals We Can Expect. And in that respect, Umberger has 23, 25, and 20 goals to Cammalleri's 26, 19, and 20.

Granted, that line of mine still overstates the situation slightly (Cammalleri did have a career year four years ago that overshadowed anything Umby's ever done, for example), but I was annoyed.

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