Friday, July 3, 2009

Goodbye Nik (Antropov)

Yup. We said yesterday that Nik Antropov was probably gone - and today - sure enough he is.

The Atlanta Thrashers signed him today - to a 4 year contract at $4 million per year. Playing for Toronto and New York last year Antropov netted 28 goals and 58 points - career highs. So the 29 year old winger is now a ex-Ranger - which means:

  • We lose his offense, and
  • we free up more cap space
Nik had that enigmatic Russian label - and he could disappear for shifts or games at a time. But his amazing - diving - shuffleboard style goal late in the season is one we'll always remember.

Farewell Nik. You were only here a short while - but you had some fine moments wearing the BlueShirt.

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