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The rise and fall of R.J. Umberger

It’s been announced that R.J. Umberger will be put on waivers for the purpose of a buyout by the Philadelphia Flyers. The winger had hoped a return to the City of Brotherly Love would rejuvenate his career, but that wasn’t in the cards. While the career renaissance for Umberger didn’t take place, it should beg the question to fans and GM’s alike: Why do physical wingers...
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June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyers Notes: More on Umberger buyout, Assistants staying, Voorhees expansion

The Flyers opened the offseason with the expected move of buying out R.J. Umberger. Ron Hextall addressed the media on Thursday afternoon with more on the Umberger buyout. Umberger had said in April that he expected the Flyers to buy out the final year of his contract. The Flyers didn't exercise the option on Wednesday, when the buyout period opened, but were able to finalize...
Via Flyerdelphia
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyers will exercise buyout on R.J. Umberger’s contract

Kate Frese/Flyerdelphia It's a move everyone could see coming, even the player himself. The NHL’s compliance buyout period opened on Wednesday and the Flyers are in the process of buying out R.J. Umberger’s contract, GM Ron Hextall announced on Thursday. Umberger was in the midst of a five-year, $23 million contract and had three seasons remaining, when he rejoined the...
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June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Is there good reason for Dave Hakstol to keep R.J. Umberger in lineup?

Embed from Getty Images   One of my favorite Simpsons quotes is a classic regarding Krusty's profligacy.  "You took all your money...and bet against the Harlem Globetrotters?!" "I thought the Generals were due!" Certainly many Philadelphia Flyers fans thought coach Dave Hakstol was being just as foolish by keeping R.J. Umberger in the lineup. Coming off a season in...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Umberger out 1-2 weeks with lower-body injury

  View image | gettyimages.com After missing the last game and being held out of practice on “maintenance days,” the Flyers revealed Thursday what many had already inferred. Forward R.J. Umberger is out for one to two weeks with a lower-body injury. Umberger blocked a shot with his foot in his last game on Saturday in Winnipeg. It is believed that Umberger could have...
Via Flyerdelphia
November 12, 2015  |  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

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

Umberger Seeks Trade

Dispatch: R.J. Umberger has requested he be traded this summer, and #CBJ will try to grant his wishes, sources say http://t.co/B2PLUIRNBv — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) May 18, 2014 The news came down from Aaron Portzline at the Columbus Dispatch that RJ Umberger made it known in the exit interviews that he would be open to a trade. Umberger was obviously upset that Todd Richards...
Via BS Hockey
May 18, 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....
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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