Nik Antropov. Nikolai freakin' Antropov. He actually wasn’t as bad as some people would have you think. (FYI: I think Steve Simmons is a babbling idiot. He’s right up there with Bob McKowen and Roger Lajoie). Antropov finished last season with a career high 59 points, including 28 goals. Twenty eight goals! He accomplished this while playing on the offensively-challenged Toronto Maple Leafs and the even more offensively-challenged New York Rangers. Despite all this, he gets no love. He still cannot live down his reputation he built in Toronto as being a first-round bust. Perhaps the reasoning behind the frustrations of Leafs’ fans is because Antropov was taken 10th overall in the 1998 entry draft ahead of the likes of Alex Tanguay (pick No. 12), Simon Gagne (22) and Scot ...
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