Burke shopping Tlusty, Ponikarovsky, Antropov and Stralman?

If anyone was listening into the FAN 590 today, Bob McKenzie has stated that Brian Burke is starting to take offers on propsects Jiri Tlusty, Anton Stralman, and current Leaf players Nik Antropov and Alexei Ponikarovsky.

It should be noted that Brian Burke wants a first rounder for Antropov who has 21 goals, and 46 points this year. He might be looking at previous trades, ex. Doug Weight(2006-Carolina), Bill Guerin(2007-San Jose), Dainius Zubrus(2007-Buffalo), and Keith Tkachuk(2007-Atlanta), as example. These players had the same amount of points as Antropov at the time traded, and they all recieved a first. Nik will be UFA at the end of the year as well as the others.

Also note, Jiri Tlusty has really developed and come on strong as of late. He has recorded a goal, and two assists in the game against Hamilton on Saturday, as he is leading his Marlies to a possible deep playoff performance.

5 Responses to Burke shopping Tlusty, Ponikarovsky, Antropov and Stralman?

  1. LeafsNation91 says:

    Wow, they always post my articles right away. I just posted this a minute ago.

  2. Kyleton says:

    Yours go through the Automatic Filter…lol…

    Hopefully the leafs will keep Tlusty another year or two and see how he grows. He's not the typical Burke player, but he still has some growing to do.  Once he hits full size he should be able to handle the NHL.

  3. mojo19 says:

    Don't trade Jiri Tlusty!!!! He scored 5 goals in a game a couple weeks ago, and he got three points the other night. After a shakey start to the year he's coming on strong, still just 20 years old, why not hold onto a super speedy, high 1st round pick!!!! RRRRRRR


  4. LeafsNation91 says:

    That's Burke for you

  5. Sharxfan20 says:

    Hey guys, listen to this, Brian Burke is finally getting the message to rrebuild in Toronto. Let's be optimistic about that, and let him trade who he wants to get rid of, and get some solid picks in return. Yes, I'll agree that Tlusty will be a good NHL player, but he's not ready, and we need imidiate help, and a good young player sounds good to me.

    To Carolina: Jiri Tlusty, Vesa Toskala
    To Toronto: Cam Ward
    Yes, I'll admit, it's a bit of a weird trade, but it seems fair.

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