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07-06-2012, 06:30 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.


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.

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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