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01-27-2013, 01:19 PM
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I'm sure Torts will use him correctly.
What's good about arnott is that he's always around the net, can win face offs (53% at home last year), is another big body on an already big team and is skilled enough to work the PP (14 pp points last season) which might be the biggest asset.
The rangers have been starving for a big body in front on the pp and maybe his presence can help out both on and off the ice. Let Richards or him take the face off and you can cheat on every offensive zone draw because you have two centers on the ice with Richards at the point.
I would've preferred more speed in a depth signing like this but torts will figure out where everyone fits. In a short season having extra NHL ready depth is going to be key regardless of what the drawbacks are.
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