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01-14-2013, 07:38 AM
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Pierre McGuire: Jason Arnott could be a good fit for Maple Leafs.

UFA. Just turned 38 years old in October.

6'5, 220 lbs centre. Has averaged 70 games or so, the last few seasons.

Still good for about 35 points a season.

Bozak
Grabovski
Arnott
McClement

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01-14-2013, 07:41 AM
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UFA. Just turned 38 years old in October.

6'5, 220 lbs centre. Has averaged 70 games or so, the last few seasons.

Still good for about 35 points a season.

Bozak
Grabovski
Arnott
McClement

?
He'd probably outscore Bozak if he was in the 1st line. Definitely a Carlyle type player. Too many forwards at the moment though, need to clear some mediocre ones out.

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Dont see any room. Lineup is to full right now. Maybe if a deal was made, id love to have him, but just doesnt fit right now. The way i see the line-up

Lupul-Bozak-Kessel
Mac-Grabo-Kulemin
Jvr-Mcclement-Komorov
Conolly-Steckel-Brown

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I wanted Arnott a few years ago, he'd provide some good two-way play and significantly upgrade the leadership of the team.

We'd have to make room though, it's pretty tight up front as is, especially since I think it's about time Kadri got a full long look, and Frattin should be up as well.

Connolly/Lombardi probably can't be moved until closer to the deadline, MacArthur should be moved as well at some point (I don't see him in the longterm plans). Bozak I could go either way on, and Lupul is an enigma. Probably has good trade value, but if last year wasn't a fluke, then we'll be kicking ourselves if we move him instead of sign him. Also, I think he's got a great personality, could be a good leader.

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If Leafs are going young Arnott would be a great vet to have around until the trade deadline

could show Colborne how to use his size

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Another race to the bottom player at the tail end of his career, since I am really hoping we finish in the bottom 4, sign him up. Not the player he once was but he is a leader and this team has none, so he can help in the room I suppose.

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He'd probably outscore Bozak if he was in the 1st line. Definitely a Carlyle type player. Too many forwards at the moment though, need to clear some mediocre ones out.
Could he handle the minutes though?

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He'd probably outscore Bozak if he was in the 1st line. Definitely a Carlyle type player. Too many forwards at the moment though, need to clear some mediocre ones out.
I don't think so.

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Been interested in him a while hope it comes true. Could use him in our team would also help the young guys

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38 year old center? No thanks. It looks like we'll be hard pressed to find a spot for a Nazem Kadri or Matt Frattin as it stands.

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I like the idea of a vet leader like him who is a Carlyle type of guy on the team.

Issue is with room on the club.

Bozak
Grabovski
McClement
Steckle

Who do we bench for him?
Bozak isn't a 1C but Arnott can't keep up with Lupul/Kessel
Grabo is a better player right now.
McClement could bump down to the 4th line but then we sit Steckle, and Steckle has been a FO wiz for us.

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Ive been advocating this for a while. Get on it Nonis!

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dont see where he fits...

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I'd rather see Kadri get a spot. Really not into fullfilling another retirement contract

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If Arnott is signed, he would be the best interview on the team, Dion's standard cliches are so rehearsed.

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Nonis was pretty transparent yesterday when asked if he would be exploring other free agents. He replied in the negative.

I think he really wants to go in with a young team.

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yeah nonis isnt really looking to acquire some agents atm

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Arnott would be a pass for me

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The Arnott talk comes up each time he is a FA. I remember last two times he said he is never going to play for the Leafs.

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UFA. Just turned 38 years old in October.

6'5, 220 lbs centre. Has averaged 70 games or so, the last few seasons.

Still good for about 35 points a season.

Bozak
Grabovski
Arnott
McClement

?
we need him for what? to win the cup? back to burke type of deals.
bring up colborne, use the prospects, let them get there feet wet in the NHL, 48 games, than see who can play or not in the nhl, start in the summer with adding good ufa's to fill the holes.
48 games should be a showcase for our young prospects, not sign more oldies,
lets get serious, we are not going to make the playoffs.
but if we make the playoffs with our young prospects playing, that will be a bonus, to build on.

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I think he would be a good veteran to have. We need a veteran or 2 of his caliber.

With that said, I'm not sure where he fits at all. There's too many bodies as it is.

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Owen Nolan the sequel. No thanks!

Would have loved to have him around when he was younger though.

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The Arnott talk comes up each time he is a FA. I remember last two times he said he is never going to play for the Leafs.
He actually came out and said that?

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I don't think Arnott can really dictate as to where he wants to play. I'm sure if a job offer came, he would pounce on it.

I'm not sold on the Arnott acquisition. As much as I would have loved him on the team 5 years ago, he just doesn't have it anymore. He is somewhat effective, but it just reminds me of the same old Leafs.

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Yeah, I wouldn't have minded signing him a few years ago, but now it just seems like kind of a pointless move in the wrong direction. We have too many stop-gap players now as it is.

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