Under 24 hours until NHL trade deadline


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It’s beginning  to look a lot like Christmas, that is if Christmas came in early March every year. What does this deadline hold? Will it be lackluster or full of block busters?  Nothing is for certain but one can speculate.  Among the names mentioned throughout the previous weeks none hit closer to the motherland than Toronto’s Nik Antropov.

The 29-year-old winger has spent his entire NHL career with the Leafs putting up 291 points in 509 career games. However the injury plauged 6’6 Antropov might have seen his last days with the lowly Leafs as he was not featured in tonight’s line-up against the New Jersey Devils.  He along with Dominic Moore are expected to be shipped out of Leaf Nation by tomorrow’s 3 P.M. deadline.

While no source is too credible in this day and age, Yahoo’s Greg Wyshynski gives potential landing spots for Antropov including Pittsburgh, Chicago, Columbus, and Dallas. Some say the Devils are also interested in a big center which Antropov can step into if called upon. However this is nothing more than wishful thinking as both coach Brent Sutter and GM Lou Lameriollo have stated their sanctification with the current roster.

Where will Big Nik land come tomorrow? Only time will tell.

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