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07-24-2008, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by squishy View Post
Those who are expecting Anisimov to make this team out of camp are setting themselves up for disappointment, I'm afraid. He had a good first season in Hartford. He showed good, steady improvement. But he wasn't a go-to guy, didn't play on the top line, didn't play in crucial situations, didn't PK, didn't play on the top PP unit. Renney has already laid the ground work for why he won't start in NY with the comments about having to put weight on (and he's right). People are really starting to put unrealistic expectations on this kid. And I say this as huge fan of his...
Agreed. This team isn't in need of Anisimov to come and play immediately but Anisimov does need more time to fully develop his game in Hartford.

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