Sunday, February 6, 2011

R.J. Umberger

Sent: 1/12/11
Received: 2/5/11
Time: 24 Days
Address: c/o Columbus Blue Jackets
Item Sent: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro, 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Update Retro
Item Received: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro, 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Update Retro.  Both signed in blue Sharpie.

R.J. Umberger is one of the more underrated forwards in the NHL.  His three-year stint in Philadelphia culminated with a fantastic playoff run in 2008.  He scored 10 goals and added five assists over 17 games during the Flyers' surprise run to the Eastern Conference finals.  His reward was a trade to lowly Columbus.  For the last couple of seasons, though, he has been one of the blue Jackets most dependable players.  He even had a stint on my fantasy hockey team last year, which inspired me to temporarily rename my team the Umberger Helpers.

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