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Postby Jovocop » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:16 am

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Arnott's agent, his brother Wade: "There seems to be some mutual interest." #Canucks


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To be clear, Arnott only gets signed if Doan doesn't. #Canucks looking to get younger and can't do that with 2 guys north of 35.


Arnott put up 17g 17a in 72 games last season with the Blues. Not too bad considering that he is 37 years old with limited ice time.
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Re: Arnott

Postby Fred » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:39 am

I like Arnott. He's a sort of forgotten man, 50% FO man last season, big, has some meaness still left from his youth and he's willing to sign a 1 year deal. But i don't think he's a westcoast enamoured sort of guy
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Re: Arnott

Postby Strangelove » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:34 pm

Arnott's play got worse and worse as last season went on.

Doan likely has a few solid seasons in him, Arnott is done like dinner.

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Re: Arnott

Postby Gino's Knuckle » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:49 pm

Strangelove wrote:Arnott's play got worse and worse as last season went on.

Doan likely has a few solid seasons in him, Arnott is done like dinner.

*sticks fork in Arnott*


I like the old Arnott, but must confess I really didn't watch much Blues' hockey last year so didn't notice any significant drop-off in play. Assuming Doan isn't coming here, is Arnott's play so bad now that he wouldn't be merit a one year deal as yer 3rd/4th line centre?
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Re: Arnott

Postby RoyalDude » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:05 pm

I like this direction, if we can sign both Doan and Arnott, I wonder if Gillis could talk Trevor Linden into coming out of retirement...

WTF is this, Victoria B.C. of the NHL, the Last Stop before Heaven, or should I say 'Old Timers Hockey'. All this reminds me of the Blues Brothers..."we are gettin' the band back together"
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Re: Arnott

Postby Boston Canucker » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:05 pm

Gino's Knuckle wrote:
Strangelove wrote:Arnott's play got worse and worse as last season went on.

Doan likely has a few solid seasons in him, Arnott is done like dinner.

*sticks fork in Arnott*


I like the old Arnott, but must confess I really didn't watch much Blues' hockey last year so didn't notice any significant drop-off in play. Assuming Doan isn't coming here, is Arnott's play so bad now that he wouldn't be merit a one year deal as yer 3rd/4th line centre?


A low cost one year contract might not be much of a risk. He did have 17 goals last year on a very defense first team, so if the price is right, wouldn't be the worst idea, as a 3rd/4th line type with experience. Then again, he could be this year's Owen Nolan, training camp tryout who realizes it's the end of the road...Can I see what's behind Door #2, Monty?
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Re: Arnott

Postby Canuck-One » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:06 pm

If Arnott is willing to come on for 1 to 1.5 for 1 year and we can't get Doan then sign him for the 3rd line. He is still usable as a FO guy and could possibly fill in here and there for Kesler if he isn't as quick to heal as he thinks he is.
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Re: Arnott

Postby Lancer » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:14 pm

Arnott may not be the best Plan B, but it seems he's the best Plan B available. Gallagher was blowing his load over Gillis signing somebody like Gaustad, but Arnott would be a better (albeit older) option at 3rd line C. Everybody else left at the position just seems like subtraction by addition. Gilbert Brule, or a couple months of Schroeder until Kes comes back 100%?

Depending on what Gillis gets for Luongo in whatever trade materializes, Arnott may become excess capacity but that's a welcome problem to have unless his cap hit gets above $2.75 million. Even if Doan signs with Van, no harm in signing Arnott as well if they can make it work cap-wise.

I still think some dominoes have to fall first, but it's encouraging to see the front office kicking tires for a back-up plan.
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Re: Arnott

Postby RoyalDude » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:17 pm

I love the brilliance of this, while our division is getting younger in the core talent department, ie Minnesota, Edmonton and Colorado...we will counter that with old man toughness. Hope there will be loads of oxygen masks at the bench.

I wonder if we could trade for Ryan Smyth?
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Re: Arnott

Postby Mondi » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:50 pm

Arnott at 2.5 million is a fine pick up. Especially for one season.

Doan at 7 million for four seasons...ugh.
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Re: Arnott

Postby Strangelove » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:15 pm

Mondi wrote:Arnott at 2.5 million is a fine pick up.


He'd probably sign for $1.7 and probably wouldn't earn it!

Mondi wrote:Especially for one season.


You think anyone would sign him for more than one season?? :lol:

*pulls fork out of Arnott, sticks it in Mondi* :D
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Re: Arnott

Postby SKYO » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:36 pm

Higgins Arnott Hansen seems like a formidable third line!
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Re: Arnott

Postby Mondi » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:14 pm

Arnott had 17 goals...Doan 22.

And yet you're thinking Doan at 4 times the price?

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Re: Arnott

Postby Fred » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:06 pm

Listening on 1040 today they mentioned that Arnott's attitude leaves a lot to be desired which I guess is why St L didn't re-sign him. I've heard that before but honestly thought age would have knocked the corners off his attitude, well apparently not
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Re: Arnott

Postby FAN » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:37 pm

I thought Arnott didn't want to play in Canada? I guess he just wants to play in the NHL.

He's coming off knee surgery and a shoulder injury. Under $2M I'll like to see Gillis take a flyer on him.
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