Thread: Artem Anisimov
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04-25-2011, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by hpNYR View Post
Not sure what you're saying. He doesn't bull his way as much as he should and can. When he has the puck in the offensive zone along the boards he has a tough time holding onto it. He is always hesitant in a dump and chase forecheck scenario.....trying to shy away from contact.

Arty is a positional hockey player who doesn't like getting his nose dirty. Below average sturdiness along the boards. Maybe the worst on the team. He's still talented enough to be a 50+ point player, but unless he has drastic changes in strength and engagement along the boards then he is going to hurt his club when it matters most.
I just disagree with that bit 100%. I don't see the hesitation to go into the tough areas. Is he good at it yet? No. But I don't see the reluctance that you're describing. Not at all.


It's just pain.
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