God, no Arnott please. As if Pahlsson wasn't old enough.
I'm on the fence regarding Arnott. Great leader, tons of experience, great faceoff guy etc... but he's long in the tooth now.
I'd be happy with a PTO or a super bargain 1 year deal at most. Depth is never a bad thing.
I REALLY want to see Jim Vandermeer get a deal. He's been skating with some of the Canucks and already stated publicly that he'd love to sign in Vancouver, and isn't looking for a big payday (or something to that effect). His toughness and the added depth are worth it IMO. Plus he's a great team guy, awesome in the Community (Big advocate for Children's charities) and best of all... he punched Milan Lucic in the face multiple times.
I wouldn't be shocked to see Dan Ellis get a PTO either, unless someone offers him a guaranteed deal before camp.
I'd rather not see Arnott get a contract, but to put the fear of god into some of the kids, I wouldn't mind a camp invite. He looked old and slow last year. With three months of hockey season already lost to the lockout, I can't imagine how long it'd take for him to be at regular season speed.
Bingo. Tanev and Joslin are the defenders; I would guess that Kassian, Schroeder and Ebbett are the forwards.
No timeframe for Kesler at this stage, so a big opportunity for Schroeder.
Yuup, this is pretty much the best case scenario for Schroeder. He's in game shape, has been playing meaningful games and should have a headstart on his peers. If he can't get things going in this environment, I'm going to move my hand toward the panic button.