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02-09-2013, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Tortorella View Post
Look at Anisimov's scoring rate as a 19-20 yr old in the AHL. He was 5th in league scoring.

I doubt Miller/Kreider become better than Anisimov.
The thing with Arty though is that a lot of the moves he can't pull off in the NHL (yet) are moves he was probably able to do with ease against AHL competition. He was always a step behind in dangling guys out of their jocks but that's just it, more often than not he was always a step behind. I still think he'll put it together one day and become a fantastic second liner, but it's just as possible he won't.

I love Arty, and he's the piece in the Nash trade i'll miss the most, but I wouldn't use his AHL scoring to say CK or JTM can't do what he did with the NYR just yet.

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