Gandler wants at least $5 million per for Antropov
Nik Antropov has hired Mark Gandler after he dumped Don Meehan
Sather meanwhile categorized the contract demands from impending unrestricted free agent Nik Antropov, whom the Blueshirts acquired from Toronto at the deadline for a second-round pick, as "ridiculous."
"Based on the first volley from [agent] Mark Gandler, there is a slim chance [of Antropov returning]," the general manager said following the fifth round of the Entry Draft. "There's a snowball's chance in hell that's going to happen. It's ridiculous. I hate to criticize an agent, but let's have a little bit of reality here."
Antropov, who scored seven goals in 18 regular-season games for the Blueshirts but was barely a factor in the first-round defeat by Washington, earned $2.05 million last year. He's believed seeking a long-term deal for at least $5 million per. Good luck to him.
Peter: I'll take this one. But I won't pay a cent over $60.
Salesman: Sir, that casket costs $1,000.
Peter: Okay, $70.
Salesman: That's twice what it costs!
Brian: He doesn't know how to haggle.
Guys, I hate to play I told you so's, but I predicted he'd be asking for around this much months ago. They'll probably settle in around 4.5 for four years or something once FA hits, but it looks like it won't be in NY.