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07-06-2012, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by BWidz8930 View Post
Why not sign Arnott? 1 yr at $3M. Not really a shutdown guy, but if you put him in between Ott and Leino you've got a line that's defensively responsible (for the most part) and will put some pucks in the net. Also could play in the top-6 if Hodgson or Ennis gets hurt.
I've been wondering if Regier is indeed considering him as a 1-year rental - granted, Arnott's age and lack of footspeed aren't selling points but he's been credited with adding a lot of stability and leadership to the Blues last season and was able to help out on their PP. He also was a respectable 50% face-off winner and still has size to make him tough to knock off the puck. Having a Cup winner in the locker room also wouldn't hurt the younger guys to be around. However, Arnott got $2.5M last summer - he's going to have to accept a pay cut a year later, not a raise.

Hodgson-Vanek-Ott
Ennis-Ryan-Foligno
Arnott-Pominville-Leino
McCormick-Kaleta-Gerbe

If Regier were to sign him on a 1-year, $1.5- 1.75M deal as depth/experience behind the 23-year old Ennis/Hodgson, and then focus on adding a scoring winger in trade for Ryan, I'd be happy.

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Originally Posted by Loods View Post
Does anyone else believe that Regier doesn't foresee Grigorenko making the team this season?
There's no mystery here - Regier acknowledged that he didn't want to put pressure or rely on Grigorenko making the team this season, even adding that it would be a bonus if he did surprise.

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