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01-21-2011, 12:18 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
I think that Anisimov and Kadri probably top out at about the same offensive production, but AA is a bigger body that will give him different dimensions to his game then Kadri (although I wasn't a big fan of Kadri's even at the draft - it has nothing to do with him being a Leaf prospect, so untie your panties Leaf fans.)
But player values aside, this deal makes no sense for the Rangers. They are currently in the playoffs, and playing fairly well, so unless they are being offered dramatic upgrades, they are better off keeping their current players who are producing in the NHL, know the system, have chemistry with their linemates etc, ect.
As for the Gunnar vs McD debate, Gunnar hasn't shown anything to show that he is an upgrade to McD, so I would take the younger player with a better chance of developing into a very good defense-man. Gunnar has that potential too, but he's 3 years older and isn't playing at a superior level right now.
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