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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