Thread: Artem Anisimov
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04-25-2011, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by hpNYR View Post
You're comparing apples and oranges. Dubinsky and Callahan never had issues of strength, grit, or engagement. They didn't struggle along the boards.

What is being pointed out about Anisimov is 100% true. He shies away from contact along the boards and isn't as engaged as he should be for someone his size.

He needs a page out of the Brian Boyle book. But time will tell if he ever gets that page. Some players just play the game a certain way.
Brian Boyle still needs a page out of the <insert any player who plays like they are 7 feet tall> book. He improved, but he doesn't always play like he's that big.

So Arty could use a page out of a different book for now. I agree about him being engaged more. Actually if he could learn a thing or two from Dubi about puck control and using his body to protect it, that would even be nice.

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