by Patrick Hoffman on 06/21/09 at 05:10 PM ET
According to Andy Strickland of HockeyBuzz - (yeah, I’m about to quote that site):
The Rangers and Nik Antropov are having some preliminary discussions as they would like to re-sign the 29 yr old sniper, but in reality there is very little the Rangers can do unless they move some bodies.
I’m told Antropov is seeking a 4-5 yr. deal worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $4-5 million per season.
Sources inform me that Antropov has cut ties with agent Don Meehan.
Click here for more. Obviously, this smart blogger knows where the information is coming from but it’s still worth a post since Nik Antropov was solid as a Blueshirt in his time here. However, if he is really looking for a 4-5 year deal at the pirce ($4-5 million per season), I can’t see him coming returning next season. What are your thoughts on that?
The same blog also points us to a story by Larry Brooks of The New York Post that says that enforcer Colton Orr will most likely not be returning to Broadway next season:
One very pissed off Rangers fan reporting that according to Larry Brooks of the NY Post today:
The Rangers, by the way, have made no effort to re-sign Colton Orr, who will have no trouble at all scoring a multi-year deal within hours of the opening of the market. We’re told Florida is keenly interested in the heavyweight.
What do you folks think of that?
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