Insider Only Report: Leafs close to trade

According to the Toronto Sun, Leafs GM Brian Burke was proposed a trade Tuesday and Burke told the paper We’re really looking into the player.” A lot of speculation is going around right now that a deal could go down in the next 48 hours.

Speculation continues to center around forward Nik Antropov who has drawn interest from up to eight teams. CLB, BOS, BUF, CHI, ANA, DAL, LA, FLA have all been in talks with Burke about Antropov. Burke is believed to be seeking a 1st round pick.
A team official tells Inside Pittsburgh Sports the Penguins have not made a offer for Antropov to this point but Brian Burke and Ray Shero have had discussions as Shero continues to explore the trade market.
Leafs forward Alexei Ponikarovsky is of interest to the Penguins.
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