Sunday, January 27, 2013
How Arnott could help New York
By Luke Lapinski
The New York Rangers already boast plenty of size in their forward ranks, with Rick Nash, Taylor Pyatt, Brian Boyle and Mike Rupp all standing 6-foot-4 or taller. And now it appears they'll be adding another big man up front.
That's because Jason Arnott is reportedly close to joining the club, pending a physical. At 6-foot-5 and 220-pounds, he's made a living by throwing his weight around and creating scoring opportunities in the attack zone. Of course, at 38 years of age, he won't be expected to come in and suddenly take New York's offense to a whole new level or anything like that. But he will bring 18 years of NHL experience -- and 938 career NHL points -- to the table. For a team with legitimate Stanley Cup aspirations, those are some enticing qualities to add to the mix.