Thread: Artem Anisimov
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02-01-2012, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by smoneil View Post
I agree with all of this--Anisimov seems to have "Malhotra syndrome." We all thought he was going to be more than he is (and he still might--he's still very young). Instead of wanting to trade him, why not be happy with what we've got? A 40-point, inexpensive, defensively excellent third line center who, in a pinch, can fill in on the top 6.

IMO, the team is still missing two key pieces--1st line LW and 3rd line RW.

X Stepan Gaborik
Dubinsky Richards Callahan
Hagelin Anisimov X
Feds Boyle Rupp/Prust

Now if you can use Anisimov to get a clear 1st line LW, then you obviously have to do it, but there's no need to move him for the sake of moving him. If Lindberg or Miller eventually take that 3rd line C spot (something I think likely unless Anisimov learns how to win a faceoff), then they can think about moving AA, but until then? It's probably best to avoid moving him just to move him.
He really needs to work on his faceoffs, if he wants to be permanently installed as a checking center.

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