Fuel: Hockey Central Insiders – Should Oilers sign Jason Arnott?

February 18, 2013, 10:06 AM

BY THE HOCKEY CENTRAL INSIDERS

Hockey Central: Ask the Insiders is Fan Fuel’s new blog where fans get to pick the topics. This week, Shane asks the Insiders: Now that Shawn Horcoff is going to be out for at least 3-4 weeks should the Oilers sign a centre like Jason Arnott? Or do you think they will be ok with what they have right now?

DOUG MACLEAN: Tough decision on Arnott. He has had a lot of injury problems recently and didn’t help the Blues last year. Does he fit with the kids in Edmonton? I would look elsewhere for more of a third line checker type guy with fewer durability issues.

JEFF MAREK: I don’t see the Oilers rushing out and signing Jason Arnott for a return to the team that drafted him for a couple of reasons. I think first they want to see what they have depth-wise with Oklahoma City (specifically Chris VandeVelde) and short term they seem fine riding their top three centers, RHN, Sam Gagner and Eric Belanger. Plus it’s not a season ending injury by any stretch so if they can get by plugging holes that’s what they’d prefer to do.

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