here me out first.
ok i know we had our leaf tryout once with cujo and that didnt work out that well. but say we can't sign hossa which as bad as i would love him i dont think we will. Do you think Nik Antropov would work for us. He's a big body at 6'6". He has hands. He can score. Yes he's playing with the leafs but he's there only offence and doesnt have anyone to play with.
If you put him with z or dats i think he could produce 40 goals. becasue lets face it holmer isn't going to be around forever (i wish he would play till he died!) putting a big body like him and place him infront of the net he can produce. and i can tell you right now we have some players that are expenable. (emmerton, mcgrath,abdelkader(i love these players but its tough to watch them because when are they going to crack this line up?)) as well as some draft picks. and burke is looking to rebuild and doesnt look like he wants to re-sign antropov. i think holland can sign him for cheap. i mean he doesnt have the best stats in the world right now and cant ask for more then 4 mill a year. but i think we need that big body on our roster and i think he could produce.
i would hate to see him screw over hudler for a a roster spot. if you look at who we could be loosing next year. maltby to retirement, sammy, leino(PLEASE PLEASE RE-SIGN HIM) but he could easily take over sammys spot. antropov may not cheaper but he is some solid secondary scoring.
What do you think? (and be nice i'm just suggesting)