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09-19-2008, 02:12 AM
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On Anisimov, I would say that as it is right now, if he follows the path he is on -- he will not become a top 2 line player.

He needs to add a element to his offensive game; which is not unusual that players do later in their career. For example, that Anisimov really develops his shots so that he can be used on the point, kind of like Malkin. Or that he is able to add like 20lbs and becomes a real PF threat down low. Or that he improves more then expected all over and just becomes a dominant player.

In the end I agrees with Clarke, but only that thats the most likely scenario for Anisimov. But I defenitly don't think its out of the question that Anisimov adds that "other" element to his game -- take Dubinsky for example, he is a good threat of the rush these days. 2-3 years ago he basically struggled to get the length of the ice in time. He got most of his offense from twisting and turning down low.

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