New York Rangers Trade for Nik Antropov and Derek Morris

Kevin PapaCorrespondent IMarch 4, 2009

As expected, the New York Rangers have a few pickups and losses on Mar. 4, 2009.

They first traded for Nik Antropov, formerly of the Maple Leafs, for a 2nd round draft pick and a conditional draft pick: good pick up, hes a great offense player, and he's 6'6. Great for fore-checking. He has 21 goals and 25 assists for 46 points this season, and now "leads" our team in goals and points. He is definitely a positive when you look at Tortorella's system because he is a big body who can be thrown at opponents, but at the same time he has great hands and can score as well. Glen Sather actually did well for once, and brought in the best player since the signing of Zherdev.

The next traded Dawes, Kalinin, and Prucha for Derek Morris. I don't feel this is a good trade but never  Morris play. He only has 5 goals and 7 assists this year, but he is only 30 and has 76 goals and 256 assists in 775 games, which is not awful. If he can play better defense than previous Rangers this year, than he is welcome.

Petr Pruch and Nigel Dawes seemed a bit too much for this d-man, but it was there time anyway. Dawes had less than 20 points in 52 games this year and Prucha wasn't clicking, although he definitely deserved more time

The first time we can see these two in action is tomorrow against the Islanders. We should see Antropov at work and if he was to be put at winger with Korpikoski and another winger on the other side, I think we would finally see the success we want, or at least partially attain it.

Angry we didn't sign your favorite player? Who did you want to see traded for?