The Latest Antropov Update

The Globe and Mail is reporting that Antropov is the likely player on the Leafs to be traded before the trade deadline and that Leaf fans can forget about a Kaberle to Ducks deal for Chris Pronger.

It is noted that Burke has indicated that since he called out his superstar player Nik Antropov, Antropov has played much better which has translated into more phone calls about his availability.

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56 Responses to The Latest Antropov Update

  1. cam7777 says:

    it's funny how the leafs get left out of the goal scoring conversation, despite the fact they are doing so well in that department.  no superstars, but they've managed to score a lot of goals….

  2. HABSSTAR says:

    Ok, I was speaking more of each individuals personality in which they could not be more different.  Burke will do anything to get his own name in the headlines, while Gainey is much more reserved.  I think that attitude in TO could really blow up in his face.   

    I generally agree with what you wrote above however, one thing that people tend to ignore is that Burke leaves teams just as things tend to start falling apart.  Usually as a result of his actions while he was GM. 

  3. cam7777 says:

    well, Anaheim is hardly in shambles, like the way people talk about it.  That's a franchise that could easily be rebuild, and I hope Bob Murray has the foresight to trade away his big guys right now.  Imagine what the return would be on his big guns:

    to CLB:
    Scott Niedermayer and Rob Niedermayer
    to ANA:
    Derrick Brassard and Kris Russell

    to PHI:
    Chris Pronger
    to ANA:
    James vanRiemsydk, Matt Carle

    -resign Beauchemin, 5 years at 3.75 million
    -go after big FA defensemen on July 1st (J-BO)

    James VRD – Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry
    Chris Kunitz – Derrick Brassard – Teemu Selanne
    Travis Moen – Andrew Ebbett – Bobby Ryan

    Jay Bouwmeester – Francois Beauchemin
    Matthew Carle – Kris Russell
    Kent Huskins – Brett Hedican

    (Steve Montador)

    JS Giguere – Jonas Hiller

    CAP HIT – 50 million

    rebuild done in two moves….of course, those are highly speculative trades, but the point is, the return on those two alone would be enormous enough to be ready to compete again next season…

    They could also probably try to convince JS Giguere to waive his NTC and go to a contender for a ridiculous return.  Hiller is holding his own.  They won't though, they love Giggy way too much….

  4. cam7777 says:

    oh, actually the point was that Burke didn't completely destroy the team.  sorta got away from myself there….

  5. HABSSTAR says:

    Understood.  LOL!

    Do you really think Giggy would get a huge return though?  You know Pronger would and the Niedermeyeres would based on nothing more than name alone if necessary, should they chose to go that route. 

  6. cam7777 says:

    a prospect and a 1st round pick for sure; probably a struggling goaltender to go with the package.  despite his poor season, he is THE MAN come playoff time.  I can't think of an NHL goal-tender I'd rather have behind the pipes heading into April.  He's locked up for a couple more years also (albeit, at a pricey 6 million…still cheaper than Lundqvist and Luongo though…)

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