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10-04-2009, 12:34 PM
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Some thoughts on Antropov from an Atlanta fan

Jesus christ he is slow.

He is such a big body but he obviously didnt feel the need to use it last night in the home opener.

Too many times he was looking to pass first to Kovalchuk just throwing the puck somewhere in hopes of getting it to him.

Thanks for letting us sign him.

I hope he gets better later on this year.

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10-04-2009, 12:41 PM
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Meh, he's still a decent player with pretty good hands for his size. It never really made much sense to me why Waddal thought him and Kovie playing together would be a good idea. I know Kovie pushed Waddal to sign him but it just doesn't seem like putting a slug with Kovie will work.

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10-04-2009, 12:42 PM
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Jesus christ he is slow.


That didn't take long to realize. I saw Ponikarovski yesterday on one shift, he was skating soooo slowly...and was like, darn "we just traded Antropov, and now this"

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He's better suited to playing a cycling game with big men, was kinda confused to see him with Kovy to be honest.

The guy grew up playing with Sundin and emulates him in his style - strong puck possession down low and cycling.

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Your a Ducks fan, have you started a thread in every team forum yet, complaining about a player? Stay in the useless thread

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Jesus christ he is slow.

He is such a big body but he obviously didnt feel the need to use it last night in the home opener.

Too many times he was looking to pass first to Kovalchuk just throwing the puck somewhere in hopes of getting it to him.

Thanks for letting us sign him.

I hope he gets better later on this year.
Antropovs only real downside is his fragile body. The last few years hes managed to avoid the injury bug so it seems he may have turned the corner.

You'll change your views on him when he comes out of the corner with the puck, runs through a defenceman and scores top shelf. He's a power forward, plain and simple.

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10-04-2009, 12:46 PM
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Your a Ducks fan, have you started a thread in every team forum yet, complaining about a player? Stay in the useless thread
i live in atlanta and when i can get $10 lower level tickets from scalpers right at game time, i tend to try to go scalp for every home game

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10-04-2009, 12:46 PM
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Sounds to me like he isn't being used properly. He's a support guy who is quite good on the power play. You have to hide him at regular strength away from certain opponents. Don't expect him to intimidate anyone, he'll defend himself, that's about it.

The $4 million per year he was given was an insane overpayment.

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That didn't take long to realize. I saw Ponikarovski yesterday on one shift, he was skating soooo slowly...and was like, darn "we just traded Antropov, and now this"
And yet, there he is, leading the team in scoring with 16 minutes of ice.

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10-04-2009, 12:54 PM
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That didn't take long to realize. I saw Ponikarovski yesterday on one shift, he was skating soooo slowly...and was like, darn "we just traded Antropov, and now this"
I can't believe that I still read someone post that they think Ponikarovsky is slow. Ponikarovsky sure as heck ain't a special player but one of his better attributes is certainly his skating.

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And yet, there he is, leading the team in scoring with 16 minutes of ice.
That's not saying much on a Leafs team..and like I said, it was one shift.

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You can give him back, if you don't want him. I wouldn't mind.

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That's not saying much on a Leafs team..and like I said, it was one shift.
You can't make any judgment based on one shift alone.

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we saw the best of what Antropov can do in his Toronto years. he'll get you 20 goals, do a few things in the offensive zone, and sometimes use his body. what you see is what you get though.

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10-04-2009, 01:05 PM
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I wouldn't mind Antropov coming back at all. He played well with the Leafs down the stretch to the trade deadline and could have easily been our #1 scorer last season.

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Jesus christ he is slow.

He is such a big body but he obviously didnt feel the need to use it last night in the home opener.

Too many times he was looking to pass first to Kovalchuk just throwing the puck somewhere in hopes of getting it to him.

Thanks for letting us sign him.

I hope he gets better later on this year.
Well, if you think speed is that important:

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Still a big Antropov fan... He and Poni are the silent scorers, you don't notice how good they are until bam, there's 20+ goals. Antropov looks a lot slower than his is btw, he is just so huge it takes him slow strides to get up to speed. He definitely won't get too many breakaways, but his speed has never stopped him from getting into the backcheck on time.

I think Atlanta fans will like him when all is said and done. He's a powerful guy who might not hit, but is great on the puck and on the boards, and also he's a big body with great hand eye coordination when in front of the net. in the past he was always one of the best Leafs at batting mid air pucks in.

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10-04-2009, 01:17 PM
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Well, if you think speed is that important:

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I'd do that in a heartbeat!

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When I heard Atlanta was using him at center I was surprised. Antropov is not a centermen. He is a winger, who is good on the boards & goes to the net.

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It s one game, give it a rest. If kovie wanted him, that s good enough for me. Antropov will put up career #s this year. Look for 70 plus!

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That's not saying much on a Leafs team..and like I said, it was one shift.
Well 3 goals in 2 games is pretty good on any team, isn't it?

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Jesus christ he is slow.

He is such a big body but he obviously didnt feel the need to use it last night in the home opener.

Too many times he was looking to pass first to Kovalchuk just throwing the puck somewhere in hopes of getting it to him.

Thanks for letting us sign him.

I hope he gets better later on this year.

That's one of his biggest problems, and the reason imo that Burke got rid of him. Need to catch a ATL game to see what it would look like if Kovy and Antropov were on a 2 on 1 rush.

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Selanne (thread starter) got banned!. . . Again!

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