Nik Antropov Traded to Rangers for Draft Picks

LeafsNik "Bane of my Existance" Antropov has been traded to the New York Rangers for a 2nd round pick and a conditional pick.

Admittedly, Antropov had a pretty decent season last year, but he's still my appointed whipping boy in the absence of Aki Berg. The native of Kazakhstan played his entire nine-year career with the Leafs after being selected 10th overall by the club in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

Back in 2006, I wrote this love letter to Nik Antropov.

Watching the first two periods of tonight's hockey game between the Leafs and Red Wings I kept having the same recurring thought. Why is Nik Antropov still on this team?

He's done absolutely nothing this preseason to justify his existence. He's been invisible again tonight, getting less than seven minutes of ice time without recording a single shot on net. In my opinion, he's hogging a roster spot that would be better in the hands of Johnny Pohl. He doesn't even appear interested in playing and I've seen enough.

Antropov is the new Jonas Hoglund, only worse. With Aki Berg gone, he's also my new whipping boy.

Farewell, Nik. Don't let the ACC door hit you in the ass on the way out!

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James Edgar

He is a pylon IMHO. Good riddence. To bad poni didn't go too.

March 4, 2009 @ 3:44 PM


I must disagree with you two - again!

Pony and Nik were 2 of the few productive Leafs on this team. Andropov will be missed, assuming he doesn't get injured again.

March 4, 2009 @ 3:57 PM


Wait a minute - I posted this at 6:06am - are you reading over my shoulder as I type? (note my last sentence and yours)

March 4, 2009 @ 6:00 PM

Toronto Mike

Elvis, expect a call from my lawyer. I own the patent on reviewing movies I see out of ten and embedding the movie poster in my review entry.

I also own the patent on writing a mini-obit for dead celebrities.

March 4, 2009 @ 6:44 PM


I've hit a nerve...apparently Antropov brings out the deep, dark, nasty Toronto Mike.

March 4, 2009 @ 7:02 PM

Toronto Mike

Nine long years of Nik Antropov would bring out the worst in anyone.

March 4, 2009 @ 7:12 PM

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