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R.J. UMBERGER RUMORS

Flyers Pre-Season Starts in Two Months

The Flyers preseason starts two months from today with training camp starting a few weeks before that.  So why should I be excited.  The off-season has been a bore with the BIG move being the signing of RJ Umberger and defense man Nick “I see Nothing” Schultz. Ho Hum! Are the Flyers going to be […]
Via MyTeamRivals.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Davidson believes Blue Jackets can ‘do some damage’ next season

Beyond trading R.J. Umberger for Scott Hartnell, it’s been a pretty quiet offseason for the Columbus Blue Jackets. That said, this is a team that won its first two postseason games in franchise history and made the Pittsburgh Penguins sweat before eventually advancing in six contests. That’s a promising building block for the future, yet Blue Jackets president of hockey operations...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Facing Salary Cap Issues, Would The Flyers Buy Out R.J. Umberger?

from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News, With so much attention focused on Lecavalier, the Flyers' better option to clear cap space is staring them in the face. Newly reacquired forward R.J. Umberger is second only to Giroux in salary-cap hit among forwards. Umberger is a prime buyout candidate. The Flyers do not have any compliance buyouts remaining...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Move Umberger for Hartnell

#486143271 / gettyimages.com The Columbus Blue Jackets made a trade today involving RJ Umberger. Yes, the player who was routinely a late season scratch this past season. No, they didn’t have to retain any salary. Did they get themselves a player that was any good? That answer seems to be a resounding yes.   (click to enlarge) Taking a quick look at the numbers...
Via BS Hockey
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Surprising trade sends Scott Hartnell to Columbus, R.J. Umberger to Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Flyers have traded Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick. This surprising deal can be viewed from a variety of angles, but the majority of hockey fans are giving the Blue Jackets the initial edge in this transaction. Let’s take a look at contracts: Hartnell – Five years left at a cap hit of $4.75 million...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers want to help out the Blue Jackets, trade Hartnell for Umberger

It was really nice of the Flyers to give the Blue Jackets a boost today. Rookie general manager Ron Hextall traded Scott Hartnell for RJ Umberger and a 2015 fourth round pick. Hartnell and Umberger are both 32 years old and carry cap hits of $4.7M and $4.6M, respectively. Hartnell’s contract has five years remaining whereas Umberger’s has three. Zero salary was retained by either...
Via Save By Richter
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2013-14 Season Review- RJ Umberger: Dead Meat?

As you’ve probably all heard by now, the not-so-curious-case of RJ Umberger is a rather large headline going into the offseason. A stable presence since 2008, the veteran forward has asked for a trade from the Columbus Blue Jackets after a disappointing end to an already disappointing 2013-2014 season. RJ has seen a recent decline, starting after the lockout in 2012. An interesting...
Via BS Hockey
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: R.J. Umberger requests trade

According to the Columbus Dispatch, Blue Jackets winger R.J. Umberger has requested to be traded this summer. As the Jackets made their playoff push late in the season, Umberger was consistently a healthy scratch and the Dispatch sites that this may be one of the reasons for the request. Umberger's contract runs through the 2016-17 season and has a no-trade clause in his contract...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets scratch RJ Umberger

With just nine games left in the regular season, the Columbus Blue Jackets will sit R.J. Umberger Saturday night as they continue their playoff push against the Carolina Hurricanes. Umberger was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career for two games last week. His 18 goals are fourth best on the team, but he has not scored since March 13th. He has three goals in March....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackets' Umberger to help coach Ohio State

Its not every day that a college hockey team gets the chance to have an NHL player coaching from the sidelines. Its almost like a perfect storm, said Ohio State mens hockey coach Mark Osiecki on the addition of Columbus Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger to his coaching staff of Steve Rohik, associate head coach, and Joe Exter, assistant coach, today. Hes an alum, he lives here and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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