NHL Trade Rumors: Where Could Jason Arnott Be Heading at Trade Deadline
NHL Trade Rumors Center Around Jason Arnott, But Where Will Devils' Forward Be Heading?
New Jersey Devils forward Jason Arnott has quickly become one of the NHL's most likely trade candidates over the last two weeks, as the veteran forward's scoring touch and leadership (along with his expiring contract) make him a tempting piece of trade bait.
There have been plenty of teams in the mix for the 36-year-old, who has scored 13 goals and 11 assists on the season, thanks to a fairly inexpensive price tag, but who will really come out on top for the center's services?
The most likely suitor for Arnott at this point appears to be the Washington Capitals, who are seeking a bit of an added scoring touch on their front line. Arnott would slide quite nicely into Washington's plan this season.
When you add a Washington Post report that tells us the Caps are looking to add a veteran presence to their lineup, it seems fairly likely that Arnott will wind up in Washington D.C.
Still, a deal here is far from a foregone conclusion. After all, the Devils have gone 17-2-2 in their last 21 games to cut the gap between them and a playoff spot to just nine points. If they can continue to win like this, general manager Lou Lamoriello may just decide to stand pat and see if they can shock the world with a playoff berth.
In the end, it's hard to say for sure what's going to happen with Arnott. He's a tempting trade candidate, but given New Jersey's torrid play of late, it wouldn't surprise me to see him stay put.
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