I'm curious as to just how good Alison has been this year.
I do think it's one of the only logical center aquisitions for us. I suggested on the trade board Jason Alison for Brian Finley. Finley is wavier eligible next year and I don't see him as Vokoun's backup, hence, we're in a position were we'll probably lose him for nothing.
Allison has been a more than dependable powerplay man. His puck poise has been fantastic, his passes tape to tape, his speed non-existant and his shot solid when taken. He draws penalties, and is really a great PP set up type guy.
He's been paired with Ponikarovsky/Antropov recently, but had huge success early on with a Tucker/O'Neill pairing.
He's definitely played well enough to warrant a look from any team looking for a playoff rental.