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Rotoworld Jun 24, 2014

Umberger feels he has plenty left in the tank - R.J. Umberger (W) Philadelphia Flyers

R.J. Umberger, who was reacquired by the Flyers on Monday, still feels he can contribute.
Home Ice | SI.com Jun 23, 2014

Columbus Blue Jackets trade R.J. Umberger to Philadelphia Flyers for Scott Hartnell

By Allan Muir Apparently there was a market for R.J. Umberger after all. Either that or Jarmo Kekalainen is some kind of wizard. On Monday morning, the Columbus Blue Jackets GM avoided having to buy out the disgruntled forward, sending him along with a 2015 fourth-round pick to Philadelphia in exchange for Scott Hartnell. Yes, […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize Jun 23, 2014
Should the Habs trade their garbage to the Flyers for their best players?

Should the Habs trade their garbage to the Flyers for their best players?

In short, yeah, duh. Early on June 23rd, 2014, the Philadelphia Flyers traded Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger and a fourth round pick. The two players have close to the same salaries, though Hartnell is signed for two fewer years. The problem for Philadelphia though, is that Hartnell is still a very good player, and Umberger isn't. At best, Umberger is a third liner, while depending on the team, Hartnell can play first line minutes. He also made Claude Giroux significantly better, as Giroux has just a 48.7% Corsi for in the last three seasons without Hartnell,...
Broad Street Hockey Jun 23, 2014
Finding positives in the Scott Hartnell for R.J. Umberger trade

Finding positives in the Scott Hartnell for R.J. Umberger trade

Let's talk about the bright side of this Hartnell for Umberger swap. The Flyers traded a top-6 winger for an inferior player today. No way around that. Scott Hartnell is better at hockey than R.J. Umberger, and the Flyers will not be able to replace Hartnell's production with Umberger, even if they say otherwise. But there are bright sides to this trade. We still disagree with it, but it's not all bad. Let's look at the good parts. A bigger role for Read? Or somebody else? The Flyers just flat out seem to like R.J. Umberger as a hockey player. Look at the two players objectively and it's...
Home Ice | SI.com Jun 23, 2014

Blue Jackets dump problem R.J. Umberger on Flyers for Scott Hartnell

Apparently there was a market for R.J. Umberger after all. The Columbus Blue Jackets avoided having to buy out the disgruntled forward Monday morning, sending him along with a 2015 fourth-round pick to Philadelphia in exchange for Scott Hartnell. Umberger had requested a trade after a series of healthy scratches late in the season left […]
Broad Street Hockey Jun 23, 2014
R.J. Umberger is a bad fit in Flyers lineup, also has an awful contract

R.J. Umberger is a bad fit in Flyers lineup, also has an awful contract

The Flyers traded a bad contract for a bad contract. But at least one of those bad contracts fit on the roster. Scott Hartnell's contract certainly wasn't the best one the Flyers had, and at times Hartnell did feel a little out of the mix on Craig Berube's team. He shuffled between lines a little bit and seemed to hold Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux back a touch, but he was still legitimately a top-6 player on a very deep offensive Flyers team. That's obviously good. We can't say the same for R.J. Umberger, a center who slots in the Flyers depth chart in third place at best. There's been...
Columbus Dispatch Jun 23, 2014

Blue Jackets: Umberger traded to Flyers

The Blue Jackets have traded forward R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in 2015 to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Scott Hartnell, The Dispatch has learned.
philly.com Jun 23, 2014

Flyers trade Hartnell for Umberger and fourth-round draft pick

The Flyers traded left winger Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for winger R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, general manager Ron Hextall announced.
Broad Street Hockey Jun 23, 2014
Scott Hartnell traded to Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger, 2015 draft pick

Scott Hartnell traded to Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger, 2015 draft pick

Welcome back, R.J.! HOLY CRAP JUNE 23 STRIKES AGAIN BREAKING: The #Flyers have acquired R.J. Umberger in exchange for Scott Hartnell. Details → http://t.co/U0D1lAUBwW pic.twitter.com/E1setFk2yr — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) June 23, 2014 more to come. discuss in the comments

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