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Is Antropov the solution?

View Poll Results: How much would you spend for Antropov? (1 year)
3 millions 22 14.01%
4 millions 44 28.03%
5 millions 4 2.55%
6 millions 1 0.64%
more than 6 millions 4 2.55%
I do not want Antropov 82 52.23%
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05-09-2009, 12:53 AM
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We need more size and grit up front - He could replace Plekanec any day, IMO.

Too many creampuffs scared to get hit to make plays on our team - I can't wait to see the Kost bros and Plekanec replaced by players that would go through 3 brick walls for the CH on the sweater. Although he's streaky, Andropov has always seemed to be willing.

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05-09-2009, 01:16 AM
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I mean slow and lazy.... for a reason I don't know, I can't edit my posts anymore.
Some guys are fast and hard working but since they're so freaking small, they never touch the puck, at least Antropov does.

However, I don't think he'd be THE solution but he could definitely be part of it.


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05-10-2009, 07:59 AM
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Dumb statement...really dumb. Maybe because hockey is a team sport?

When you have to many of these players, then that's what your team becomes. look at the players that are here right now. How many of the forwards show up every single game?

Kovalev,koivu,kostitsyn,plekanec,tanguay

Antropov would fit into this group (if these players are still around next year) and then it just be another mistake by management.

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05-10-2009, 08:47 AM
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Are you insinuating that you want to keep this bunch together next year? I don't know, but I personnally want Gainey to change the face of this team as much as possible. We've been an inconsistent, small, non-physical and intimidated team for way too long. We're going absolutely nowhere as it stands.

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05-10-2009, 09:19 AM
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and you think the same one who created that team will be able to create that something...hummm

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05-10-2009, 10:05 AM
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Antropov is a solution alright . . . a poisonous one

I suspect that whoever signs that guy to a deal of any length is going to get burned big time

Never saw a player who seemed incapable of either staying healthy an entire campaign OR motivated. Last year was the first time he came close to playing a full season at 81 games. He averages about 64 games a yr normally and he turns 30

He's a perfect fit for the Rangers. Leave him there

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05-10-2009, 11:15 AM
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I read a few posts in this thread.

Anyone who called Antropov lazy needs to give their head a shake, he's a hard worker.

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05-10-2009, 11:51 AM
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I read a few posts in this thread.

Anyone who called Antropov lazy needs to give their head a shake, he's a hard worker.

I wouldn't characterize him as lazy. He just seems to turn it on and off a lot though. He will be hot and streaky followed by long cold stretches. Since he usually starts fast one has to wonder about conditioning and health aspects

He will be 30 next year. He does not strike me as the kind of guy who will be one of those guys who takes hisgame well into his 30's

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05-10-2009, 11:52 AM
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You would spit on a player that is actually better than all but 2 of our players? I love the habs but I also like the Rangers and Iv'e followed Antropov's contribution with the Rangers and on the Rangers board the fans would like to Keep Antropov over Zherdev and just love Antropov.


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05-10-2009, 12:32 PM
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Once again, people really are underestimating other players based on their reputations on these boards. If you actually watched him play, you'd know that even if he's not THE sloution, he'd bring a lot of things to a team like us in big needs of big talented bodies to play on the top-6.

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05-10-2009, 12:33 PM
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Antropov is a bit like Samsonov. He WOULD have been useful as a rental player (and perhaps then resigned), but not as a UFA pickup outright.

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05-10-2009, 12:34 PM
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Antropov is a bit like Samsonov. He WOULD have been useful as a rental player (and perhaps then resigned), but not as a UFA pickup outright.
Dude. You couldn't be more wrong.

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05-10-2009, 12:46 PM
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Lang's production isn't as good as Antropov 's production...I don't know, maybe some of you just watch the habs .
I agree, 90% of the posters here.

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05-10-2009, 12:48 PM
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I read a few posts in this thread.

Anyone who called Antropov lazy needs to give their head a shake, he's a hard worker.
you are perfectly right

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05-10-2009, 12:49 PM
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Antropov is a bit like Samsonov. He WOULD have been useful as a rental player (and perhaps then resigned), but not as a UFA pickup outright.
I think Antropov would be a great 2nd line center. If we get him in hope of being our #1 guy, we'll be disappointed and once again the fans/media will make his life miserable.

But if let's say we do get Vinny, and then add Antropov, re-sign Koivu, then we'd be in business.
Alas, we'll probably get neither, but we do need to make a switch down the middle and bring in some size.

If Antropov can stay healthy, he's a great asset, but I'm not too sure about his leadership skills and how he'd respond to having the role of #1 Center in a market like Mtl.

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05-11-2009, 09:18 AM
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I'd give him 3-4 and I do think he is the solution, currently. I think he's a step in the right direction and would be good to have 2-3 years down the line if and when we do land that #1 C. (He could be a solid 2nd line C and is BIG himself!)

I think he could be a piece to build around and would definitely be a good aquisition.

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05-11-2009, 09:58 AM
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Antropov? Seriously now.
He is a bum. Can't get anymore clear then that.

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Once again, people really are underestimating other players based on their reputations on these boards. If you actually watched him play, you'd know that even if he's not THE sloution, he'd bring a lot of things to a team like us in big needs of big talented bodies to play on the top-6.
So it's only a reputation that he cannot play a full season?

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05-11-2009, 11:44 AM
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So it's only a reputation that he cannot play a full season?
Oh, because our team clearly is full of warriors right now... He'd still be putting up a better effort than half of the roster this past year.

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Oh, because our team clearly is full of warriors right now... He'd still be putting up a better effort than half of the roster this past year.
What does that have to do with anything? So him putting up a great effort eating a hot dog in the stands 20+ games a year make him a good selection?

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05-11-2009, 03:26 PM
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Antropov is not a solution. What this team needs is a solid all around player able to put on hiw own shoulder the pressure of thousands of maniacodepressive Habs fans.

And Antropov isn't that guy.

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05-11-2009, 05:16 PM
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Antropov is not a solution. What this team needs is a solid all around player able to put on hiw own shoulder the pressure of thousands of maniacodepressive Habs fans.

And Antropov isn't that guy.
It's a team game and as far as I'm concerned, Antropov could be part of the solution.

There is no ONE player out there that could be the solution.

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It's a team game and as far as I'm concerned, Antropov could be part of the solution.

There is no ONE player out there that could be the solution.
Agreed.

Not saying he could replace Koivu, but he could definitely be a step in the right direction of getting rid of plekanecs if he still underperforms, and replacing Lang.

He's a big center and definitely I'd say signing him for 4-5 seasons would be a definite step in the right direction, then sign Gaborik as well. Then wait 1-2 seasons, sign a big center, if not Kovalchuk may come available next season and at that rate we'd have two of the most offensively talented players in the NHL, I'm sure they'd be able to get some points with Koivu (a small C) if necessary

I know it's just a pipe dream though either way, but definitely on the Antropov front we could find a #1 C in a few years or via trade. I'd risk it on Joe Thornton over Vinny tho.

Having INSERTBIGNAME center as your #1 C and Antropov as your 2nd line C, Pleks as a 3rd if you can't get rid of him, doesn't sound bad at all.

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