Thread: Artem Anisimov
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02-02-2012, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by LetsGoBlueshirts View Post
I think this slump is purely on the OFFENSIVE side of the puck. Reading through this thread and reading words like 'awful' to describe AA's play made me cringe a little. It even inspired me to look up some stats. AA has 6 giveaways on the season ( which averages to .12 GvA/game which leads the team by a pretty considerable margin (next closest are guys getting 5 minute TOI like Rupp and Bickel). If he were having a 'mental breakdown' I would expect this number to be higher.

It's an offensive slump, hopefully he can get out of it and stay out. He's still very young and if he can minimize these slumps and eventually eliminate them from his game he will be one heck of a player.
As has Dubi, I was hoping both would have a consistent season, but having neither one on their complete games right now reflects the goal scoring drought the team is facing.

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