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Jason Arnott to Devils for Matt Halischuk and a 2011 2nd
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06-21-2010, 01:24 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
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wow, how many different ways can you spin this?
I will disagree that he was "explicitly" told he wasnt wanted... he was explicitly told he wasnt getting a multiyear extension. if you cant tell the difference between the two then i doub me saying this will make it suddenly clear, but nonetheless there it is...
That wasn't the only thing that was said. Arnott also said the feeling was "mutual" (meaning the Preds wanted to trade him), and the team wanted to go in the younger direction. Trotz/Poile also told the world they thought Arnott being captain was a little out of his comfort zone, etc, etc. To me, that's plenty evidence that they wanted him to wavie his NTC, not Arnott coming to them requesting a trade.
Again, it may have been the right move. However, I thought it was poor taste to question his leadership to the media. Similar in Dumont's case, to tell the media that he wasn't going to get very much icetime... why can't this be done behind close doors?
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