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06-02-2011, 09:49 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern Virginia
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While the first paragraph was true at times, that really has nothing to do with his leadership/experience. Has much more to do with his abilities (in spurts) as a player.
I really didn't see the huge impact that Arnott had on the other forwards. There wasn't really a drastic up-tick in production or effort, save from Johansson. I think that was more to do with him just getting more comfortable with the NHL game. To me, Fedorov had a much more significant impact on the team's young players. I mean, he basically turned Semin into a two-way player.
Agreed, Arnott isn't the player Fedorov was. Fedorov was arguably the greatest Russian player to ever lace them up, while Arnott was a very good two way center and leader in his prime. I think a lot of people were expecting Arnott to play the role of Fedorov 2.0 when the Caps traded for him and we're disappointed.
The top-6 hasn't been the same since Feds left. His leadership is missed, along with his presence at the 2C role.
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