If the Canes are serious about a playoff spot this year, a veteran presence would be a plus. Enter Jason Arnott: Size, some scoring, Cup experience, and a good 3rd line center option.
The real need for Carolina right now may be a physical defensive defenseman, but Arnott is worth a look. The big center scored seventeen goals and added leadership to a budding St. Louis Blues team. At 37, he could also come cheaply in a short term deal.
With Brandon Sutter gone, there are a few in-system options like Jussi Jokinen, Jeremy Welsh, and in stints, Tim Brent. Welsh is inexperienced and Brent is a better fourth line fit. Jokinen could also be Mr. Versatile again this year, bouncing around where needed. There's also journeyman Dominic Moore without a home again.
How about it? How should the Canes handle that 3rd line Center position? Vote and comment.
Who do you like as the Canes 3rd center option?
Jussi Jokinen (18 votes)
Jeremy Welsh (64 votes)
Tim Brent (5 votes)
Jason Arnott (30 votes)
Dominic Moore (9 votes)
Other (6 votes)
132 total votes