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03-04-2014, 06:00 PM
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No. Arnott was still captain when he was traded to New Jersey. No one stripped him of anything. He had a conversation with Poile about the future. Poile told him what he had in mind. Neither really saw a big role for Arnott going forward, so Arnott asked for a trade.

You can't force players to waive their NTC/NMCs. You can cut their playing time or just be a complete ******* to the player behind the scenes, but you can't simply force them to do it. Arnott wanted out when he realized he only had a few more years left and the Preds' plan didn't involve him as one of the go-to guys any longer.

Now, this thread has nothing to do with a guy who hasn't played for our team in a while and who has since retired, so, negative or positive opinions of Poile aside, get it back on topic please.

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