Chris Neil just dropped Artem Anisimov pretty good, and it made me think of how many times this poor kid has gotten rocked this year. It seems a few times a month, threads entitled something like "Anisimov destroyed by xxxxxxx" show up.
Is he just unlucky? Does he routinely put himself in vulnerable positions? He's played 46 games this year, so it seems like he bounces back pretty well.
Really? This hit deserves a thread? Kid was back up and didn't even miss a shift. Was a hard albeit slightly late hit. Big whoop.
"Of course giving Sather cap space is like giving teenagers whiskey and car keys." - SBOB "Watching Sather build a team is like watching a blind man with no fingers trying to put together an elaborate puzzle." - Shadowtron
"Used to be only Twinkies and cockroaches could survive a nuke. I'd add Habs to that. I'm convinced the CH stands for Club du Hypocrisy." - Gee Wally
His head was up, he figured he got rid of the puck in plenty of time to negate being hit. He still has to learn that the NHL likes to file late hits under "finished his check", so there really is no such thing as a late hit.
was a tad high too, IMO.
He's a big kid though and fairly durable I'm happy to see.
Unfortunately the Rangers don't give out that kind of punishment save for Callahan and sometimes Avery. But they lack the body mass to have a big impact.