Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Trade Rumour #311

Tim Wharnsby of The Globe and Mail is suggesting that Antropov will be swapped for Penguins defenceman Ryan Whitney. Another option was a first-round selection and young blueliner Alex Goligoski in exchange for Antropov. There also was belief that if the Penguins acquired Antropov, he may have been used as part of a package for a trade to the Atlanta Thrashers for scoring whiz Ilya Kovalchuk and Colby Armstrong.

I just want to know what Tim is smoking down there at the Globe. The idea of Pittsburgh giving either Whitney or Goligoski for Antropov is simply absurd. The second part of this is even more unbelievable, in that the Penguins could use a newly-acquired Antropov as part of a package to land Ilya Kovalchuk and Colby Armstrong from Atlanta. Lets not forget that Antropov is essentially a rental player. He becomes a free agent in July so no one is expected to overpay for his services for only 2 months.