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09-28-2011, 08:11 PM
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AA always seems to get bounced line wise and is on a short leash with Torts. Torts loves Stepan and gives him latitude up the yin yang.

I hope you're right and he keeps them together.
Dunno about the short leash part.

I think Tortorella might have noticed that whatever line Anisimov seems to play on, the cycle and defensive play seems to miraculously improve. He made Shelley and Prust into the Ranger's top line in 09-10, and was the glue that held the Dubi-Cally line together.

Remember what happened when they put Todd White on that line? Stepan? Christensen? very little good came of any of those attempts.

To be clear, just because Stepan had a 20 goal rookie campaign does not mean he is better than Anisimov, and just because a player is better than another does not automatically mean they would be a better fit on any given line.

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