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Antropov In Shape To Compete

from the Toronto Sun,
Lumbering Nik Antropov never will give the Donovan Baileys of the world a run for their money. But he might surprise those who think he can't keep up on Mats Sundin's wing this season. While coach Paul Maurice is still formulating lines for training camp, expect Antropov to get a week or two with Sundin to show the Kazakh put summer conditioning to good use. "I've never been a fast guy in my life," Antropov said with a laugh. "But I've been working a lot on core strength (through the lower torso) and that's going to help me get in the right position on the ice.

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