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02-09-2013, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Tortorella View Post
You're probably right, but he was thrown under the bus as soon as he was called up. Playing him with goons to start his NHL career was a travesty for such an intriguing prospect like Anisimov at the time. If Miller or Kreider started their careers playing with garbage as linemates, people here would demand Torts to be roasted over the coals.
You're seriously overblowing the impact of that decision. Not only did that line produce, but Anisimov got playing time with more talented players later on. It's not like he was stashed away on the 4th line his whole tenure as a New York Ranger.

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