Maple Leafs Trade Rumour Dujour

Not sure how many saw this in today’s Globe and Mail…It certainly jibes with everything else out there, that right after Burke “threw Nik under the bus” the penguins called to make an offer…

“Did the firing of Pittsburgh Penguins coach Michel Therrien scuttle a possible trade between the Pens and Toronto Maple Leafs? Leafs general manager Brian Burke denied he has been talking to the Penguins about shipping out forward Nik Antropov, but there were whispers something may have been close last weekend. One possibility bandied about had Antropov 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”

Interesting fodder for sure.

Damien leads off the thou shall cheer parade for Sundin in today’s Star…Does anyone care what Damien thinks?

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