The Rangers have won (if you can call it that) the Nikolai Antropov sweepstakes by giving the Leafs a couple of picks.
|To Rangers||Position||Age||GP/MIN||Points||Cap Hit||Cap Hit|
|Nikolai Antropov||F||29||62||46||$2.05 million||UFA|
| ||2008-2009 Statistics||2009||2010|
|To Maple Leafs||Position||Age||GP/MIN||Points||Cap Hit||Cap Hit|
|2nd Round Pick|
|Conditional Draft Pick|
It was only a matter of time before Nik Antropov was actually going to be moved out of Toronto, as there were supposedly a number of teams inquiring about the cost of getting him out. In the end, it was a second pick to go along with a second round pick that was the final asking price and the Rangers came away with him. The move doesn't immediately breed more hope in the Big Apple, as Antropov doesn't have the best of reputations in regards to winning, but there he goes. The jury is out on this move.
In the Draft, Marcus, our 2nd place team in the Draft, has Antropov and couldn't be too disappointed with him, as he hasn't hindered Marcus from getting into the money. It will be important to see where Antropov will fit in the line-up before you can assess his true worth. Scoring at a pace of well under a point-per-game, Antropov likely won't be expected to do much better.