According to Andy Strickland of HockeyBuzz - (yeah, I'm about to quote that site):
The Rangers and Nik Antropov are having some preliminary discussions as they would like to re-sign the 29 yr old sniper, but in reality there is very little the Rangers can do unless they move some bodies.Maybe Antropov cut ties with his agent because Don Meehan told him to lay off the crack!
I’m told Antropov is seeking a 4-5 yr. deal worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $4-5 million per season.
Sources inform me that Antropov has cut ties with agent Don Meehan.
Seriously, $4M+ ? Nik, c'mon...your an ok player, but that kinda money is way out of your league. I'm just hoping that the Antropov camp threw these numbers out there so that when he eventually agrees to a $3M (2-3yr deal) the Rangers think that they got themselves a deal.
Last season (2008-09) between the Rangers and Leafs was Antropov's best NHL season, he had an incredible 59 points (sarcasm!) It was also only the second time in his 8+ NHL seasons that he managed to score more than 20 goals. Check out his stats [here].
Let's just hope this is a really bad rumor. Considering the source, it's not that much of a stretch ;)