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08-26-2011, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by SLU Hockey View Post
Well, AA needs to hit a 50 point season before we can declare him better offensively than Jordan Staal.

Staal is better on faceoffs
Staal is a unique shorthanded threat
Staal is a marginally better skater

Anisimov is a better stickhandler

AA is an even strength player. Thats where he thrives. J. Staal is more a special teams guy.

AA's even strength play is a big reason why I think he should be on the second line. Get him good minutes there, give Stepan the PP minutes (where he has room to maneuver and make plays) and it'll work out the best for everyone.

I like the board voted forward lines. PP unit should be...


Staal works hard around the net and gets the puck in but AA can rip a wrister and bury it. If Jordan Staal is a Micheal Peca type then Anisimov is a Pavel Datsyuk type.

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