We should remember and refer back to this thread when Arnott has 14 goals or less in january and/or is battling an injury half way through season, and fans will want him out of town just like they want Rolston out of town! lol
what is to refer back to? i don't understand how ANYONE can be upset with this move. if he breaks his leg tomorrow, yeah it stinks. but what else were the devils going to get for second line center that is better than Jason Arnott? What is the $4.5MM he's owed preventing the Devils from doing with a $59.4MM cap? We've shown in other threads how the Devils could stay the same, re-sign Martin, raise Clarkson, get Sheldon fvckING Souray's bloated contract, and STILL have room to spare.
Rolston is a fvcking dog - that's why people want him run out of town. Arnott, even if he gets banged up, is NOT that.
I mean, are you upset that Elias can't play a poor center with Kovalchuk on his wing because of Arnott? If that's the case, don't be because the Devils COULD still sign Kovalchuk w/ Arnott. Sure it gives them 3 top 1st line LW's and there's still the question of whether Kovalchuk is the right fit with his style of play and the team that would surround him. But they most certainly could afford him.
There was simply no other viable center out there. Please don't talk to me about Lombardi or Prospal either. That's just throwing money away.