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.