You know how you already know that Anisimov is a keeper? The very fact that he wants to model his play after the best all-around hockey player in the game tells you that he understands what the most effective way to play the sport is, and that's more than you can say about a great deal of NHLers.
A lot of people on here have been saying for years that Artie is a Datsyuk-lite. He's obviously not at the same level, but he plays in the same mold. Even a 60-pt Datsyuk-lite would be a tremendous asset on any team.
The good thing is he's taken some serious lumps and come through without any ill effects. Call it luck, or toughness, but either way it lets him learn his lessons without missing any time or suffering ill effects down the road. He's been drilled a number of times but hasn't missed a game in three years.
The kid really needs to work on keeping his head up or that career is going to be pretty short. Otherwise, I completely agree with you.
So tired of hearing this. First, he improved in that capacity in his 2nd year. And second, he has NEVER missed a game due to injury in his 4 year professional career. That's not to say that he will never get hurt, but it isn't the problem you are making it out to be.