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01-09-2004, 01:07 PM
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On a more serious note though, there have been a lot of talks about us coming to your Canucks for Umberger and Fedorov. Any light you can shed on this?
I doubt either gets dealt. Burke has stated that he won't trade Umberger. He is taking a stance saying he isn't willing to give Umberger anymore than the team gave Kesler, and he's going to stand firm on that. He'll let Umberger walk as a UFA before he ever trades him(unless someone overpaid). Burke's done this before and he'll continue to stand firm with Umbeger. If Umberger signs with another team, the Canucks will receive a compensatory 2nd round pick in the 2005 draft.
As for Fedor, who could be dealt, but Burke is likely hesitant to deal him as Fedor has loads of a talent and won't want to see some other team be the benefit of that(If Fedor ever smartens up). I suspect both will remain Canucks' property after the trade deadline.
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