One name that has consistently popped up on Twitter in the search for the final pieces to the Rangers’ roster puzzle is that of 37-year-old center Jason Arnott.
Arnott seems like he’s been around forever, but the grizzled veteran still has some left in the tank. He posted 17 goals and 17 assists in 72 games last season for the St. Louis Blues, respectable numbers for a team that struggled to score. Arnott can’t carry an offense, but in a supporting role he is still capable of chipping in.
And of course, Arnott comes with a Stanley Cup winning pedigree. The Rangers’ locker room is among the best in sports, but the team did lose some of its veteran leadership with the departures of Ruslan Fedotenko and Brandon Prust. Arnott is one of the most respected players in the league and might be another voice worth adding for his invaluable postseason experience.
But is Arnott really a good fit?
As Steve Zipay noted and we’ve argued on Blue Seat Blogs, NHL teams can never have enough dept...