Could Arcobello Be A Short Term Replacement For Gagner?
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01-01-2013, 11:41 PM
Join Date: Feb 2006
Arcobello right now is benefiting from playing with far and away the two best players in the AHL. Before he was put with them he was rather underwehlming.
He has some skill, but I don't see any chance of him being able to step in and contribute in a top 6 role in the NHL level. Is it difficult to imagine that if MA Pouliot was that center between these two that he wouldn't be putting up as good or better points as Arcobello? But if that was the case no one would be suggesting he can fill in a top 6 roll.
This team needs to move away from trading away proven NHL hockey players in order to make room for unproven talent. If this team trades away Sam Gagner it needs to be because we have someone who is better, not because we have a guy who could
step in and do the job about 1/2 as well. Trading Gagner and slotting Arcobello in is a good way to keep this team in the basement.
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