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03-18-2011, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Zuccarello Awesome View Post
At what? Thanks for the deep analysis.

Anisimov averages about 1 extra shift per game, and has about 5 extra points, while playing most of the season with superior linemates to Boyle.

And for those who say Anisimov is a great PKer, Boyle has 4 shorthanded points to Anisimov's 0. For those who say Anisimov is this great defensive center, Anisimov is a -2, while Boyle is a +3, all the while playing with Prust and a revolving door of Fedotenko, Christensen, Newbury, Drury all year, while Anisimov gets minutes with our best offensive players.

Also worth noting is almost HALF of Anisimov's points came in the first month of the season as a result of playing with red-hot Dubinsky and Callahan and getting top line minutes.

Boyle has done more with less, in my opinion, and is a better fit for this team going forward.

I really don't see anything that indicates that Anisimov will ever be a "far better" player than Boyle. It's nothing but pure hope on the part of Rangers fans who fall in love with their homegrown prospects and blindly overvalue them, because they want them to be better than they actually are.
Good post. AA seemed to get a lot of points on that line with Cally and Dubinsky. Heck, any decent center playing on a line with Cally and Dubinsky will get his fair share of points. However, AA did show more than enough flashes of great plays where he has more talent than Boyle. How about getting that line back together? Boyle seems to show more heart and determination which AA may not have.

If the Rangers sign Richards, then there is huge depth at center with Richards, AA, Stepan and Boyle.... Injuries do happen in a season so more than likely (1) of these centers will be hurt during the season.

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