I think the problem with both Anisimov and Dubinsky is they lack hockey IQ. And neither of them know what kind of player they are.
Yeah, and that's what sucks. Because in each of them is locked away an exceptional player if they did know what their identity is. They're the types of players that you can only hope will eventually "get it" the more they play. Sometimes guys need until their late 20's to more or less figure it out. But those guys often don't get to that point with their original team.
I'm not a Dubi hater, but it's pretty upsetting to see someone who makes a $4.2 mil/yr struggling like that. But it does happen.
For what it's worth, Anisimov makes $1.875 mil/yr.
This! Dubi has also held out on his previous contract & wasn't easy to negotiate on this one.
Dubi has also come off to me any way that he thinks he is better than he is, at this point of his career anyway. I definetly think Dubi is better than the point he put up this year, but not as good as the points he put up 2 years ago, Right now he is over paid. Dubi has 3 years to proof he is worth his contract.
Anisimov is making way less money & is a 3rd line center that might develop to a 2nd line player evantually. He is quiet & pretty much goes about his business.
Anisimov worries me. He just seems unable to make anything happen on his own. The 2nd line has looked AWFUL with him on it.
Step cooling off doesn't help.
Anisimov and Stepan shouldn't be playing together right now. They are both struggling, turning over the puck, not being as physical as they can be, etc. And Callahan hasn't looked as good when he's playing with them. I think that line could be a problem during the playoffs.
contract. all about the contract. I'm pretty sure Anisimov's point droughts directly correlate to his time not playing with Stepan and Gaborik. He got stuck playing with Boyle and Mitchell, offensive dynamos in their own right of course when reunited with Stepan and Gaborik, he goes gang busters. We hit a losing streak, line is broken up, he stops producing. Otherwise, he is providing solid offensive production throughout the season. It's also easier to overlook some of his drought to his linemates which we can pin on Torts.
Dubinsky had one good month. I think that was before he got injured which totally sucked because I think that his play would have been the difference in several of the games he missed. Outside of that month however, we saw consistent but mostly mediocre production. His low goal total also stands out more. And again, when you contract that play with his salary, it's just an easier target.
[QUOTE=Rangerfans;47655337]The biggest reason is because of Dubi's new contract that he signed. For the amount of money per year he is getting, he needs to produce more. It is too glaring not to mention.
your right, I mean clarkson got a little under 3mil I think this year and 30 goals later......very satisfied.