Thread: Artem Anisimov
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10-14-2010, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by GAGLine View Post
People keep saying this, but where's the evidence? Yeah, he got hit hard the other night because he was trying to make a play and left himself exposed, and he's taken some good hits in the past when his head was down, including a dirty hit to the head last year. But in 3 years of professional play, he's played in all but 6 games, and he missed those games in his rookie AHL season because he was playing in the WJC. He has yet to miss a game due to injury that I am aware of.

So can we please stop with the "he's going to have a short, injury prone career if he doesn't keep his head up" talk?

I am so tired of this theme. He got caught a couple times in the first half of his rookie season with his head down. Lesson learned. Then he got rocked by AN ILLEGAL BLINDSIDE HIT for which the hitter was suspended. Now every time he takes a hit, the same posters go on and on about him keeping his head up. His head's up. He knows its coming. It's called taking a hit to make a play. If he were to try to avoid hits, the same exact people whining about him not keeping his head up would be the first ones calling him a soft Euro for avoiding contact. The kid will never win with some people.

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