Blue Jackets players during the lockout (Brassard and Dorsett leave Austria)
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12-21-2012, 02:19 PM
Join Date: May 2003
Originally Posted by
Boom Boom Geoffrion
I would bet against that imo. I would be absolutely shocked if he did. He devoted so much time learning english, and he loves playing in the NHL. I don't think a single Rangers fan worried about him bolting to the KHL.
There's a difference between playing for the Rangers and the Jackets. He spent a few years in the NYR system, but has no ties to Ohio whatsoever.
Anisimov had to learn English cause he was the only Russian on the team, but in general you can live in NYC and never learn the language. Just go to the Brighton Beach and you can find there even black people who can speak Russian, they've learned it at work. Also NYC is a big stage unlike Columbus.
Right now Anisimov has to choose between his hometown and Columbus. His NHL contract expires at the end of this season and he gonna get a really good offer from the Loko that Columbus possibly won't be able to match.
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