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01-07-2012, 10:21 AM
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Anisimov may be a 3rd liner center on this team not because his offensive output is that of a 3rd line center, but because he is not displacing Richards or Stepan in the top 6. It's similar to Staal on the Penguins... he's a 3rd line center on the Pens (when Crosby is healthy, of course), but would be considered a 2nd line center on many other teams.
If we can have a 45-50 point center on our 3rd line, that's pretty sweet. It means we have good depth.
It's a role I think he's suited to play. I have envisioned him as this team's equivalent of Jordan Staal ever since the signing of Richards...it gives the Rangers great depth down the middle. I think once we see Kreider and Miller earn spots in the lineup, 3rd line center will be Anisimov's home for the length of his Rangers career.
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