Friday, June 20, 2008

2008 NHL Entry Draft Update

The Flyers traded R.J. Umberger and a fourth round draft pick to Columbus for their first and third round draft choices. What a steal for the Flyers. I loved Umberger, but the rest of the league has him over-valued. This will also help pave the way for Claude Giroux to make the team next year. So thank you R.J. for your service to the Flyers, you always gave it your all, it's only fitting that your trade will further benefit the Flyers. We'll miss you though.

The Flyers ended up drafting defenseman Luca Sbisa who played for Lethbridge of the WHL. Versus compared him to Thomas Kaberle, who was a defenseman the Flyers have tried to acquire several times over the years, so they finally got their guy...

In a continuing mission to upgrade their blue-line, the Flyers shipped their second first round choice to Washington for defenseman Steve Eminger. That is the second defenseman they have traded for this offseason, so the Flyers should have a very different look in their top six come October.

Also, what do you think of the new banner for the site? It's not what I originally wanted, but I think it looks good.

3 comments:

Jess said...

Also fitting that Umberger goes back to Ohio... I think he went to Ohio State for college, right?

Nadine said...

Yes, he did.

K-Mart said...

Unfortunately. Well, every person has their flaws. At least he didn't go to Pittsburgh. Plus, players have a way of finding their way back to the Flyers, I doubt we've seen the last of R.J.