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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rangers land Antropov, Morris

BallHype: hype it up!

The New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to swap a player for picks. Nik Antropov will be coming to the Blueshirts for a 2nd round pick and a conditional draft pick. Antropov this year has 21 goals and 25 assists and immediately becomes the Rangers leading goal scorer.

This gives the Rangers a surplus of wingers meaning another deal may be on the way for a bigger name. Stay tuned.

Well the surplus of wingers is now no longer there. The Rangers shipped out underachiever Dmitri Kalinin, and young guns Petr Prucha and Nigel Dawes to the Phoenix Coyotes for Derek Morris. Morris brings a veteran presence to the Rangers blue line and will bolster a shaky defensive core that has underachieved all year. We needed a defender who's specialty was defense rather than offense, and I believe Morris can be that guy.

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