New Jersey Devils Acquire Jason Arnott, Try To Reclaim Past Glory

June 19th, 2010 by Greg Caggiano Leave a reply »
This afternoon the New Jersey Devils acquired former Stanley Cup hero Jason Arnott from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Dave Halischuk and a second round pick in 2011. This move will prove to be both good and bad for the Devils.

Devils fans will never forget the Cup-clinching, double overtime goal Arnott scored in 2000, and within two seasons of that monumental event he was traded to the team he scored against, the Dallas Stars. After playing three solid seasons there, he then moved to the Nashville Predators, where he would end up becoming captain, and again, string together four very good seasons.

Although battling injuries for the last few seasons, Arnott is still a very tough and strong presence up the middle, as he stands 6’5” and 219 pounds. The reason why this move is good for New Jersey is because they needed a checking center with offensive capability, something they lost when John Madden bolted for Chicago before last season.

Any way you look at it, this movie is not terrible. Should he stay healthy, he will easily put up 50-60 points. However, this move does not show the Devils going in the right direct ...

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