Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Anisimov Hartford Bound?

In his piece on John Tortorella living and dying with rookies, Rick Carpiniello at the Rangers Report says this about Artem Anisimov...

"Artem Anisimov is in a different situation. The expectations won’t be the same as those on Matt Gilroy and Michael Del Zotto, and in fact I wouldn’t be shocked if he shuffled to Hartford and back from time to time if his minutes dwindle, especially after Sean Avery gets back."

...what could facilitate a move like that even quicker would be Evgeni Grachev dominating in the AHL.

...actually, i'd be disappointed if the Rangers sent Anisimov down at any point this season. If you remember Dubinsky's rookie season, he struggled mightily the first month or so (even being demoted to the fourth line), but the Rangers stuck with him and by the end of the year he was centering Jagr on the top line.

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