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06-17-2012, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by bleedblue1223 View Post
You just described a more productive version of Arnott. Last season, Arnott didn't even play center defensively, it was Sobotka playing that role. I don't think Jokinen should be our first choice, but he will be someone who could fill Berglund's spot, if Berglund doesn't take the next step forward.
Arnott's work ethic and compete level are beyond reproach.

Jokinen is younger and a bit more talented, but he takes a lot of nights off and doesn't even come close to providing the grit and leadership that Arnott did. Offensively Jokinen might slide in easily for Arnott but everything else about Jokinen's game is the polar opposite of what Arnott brought to the table.

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