Yesterday, Andy Stickland at 590 The Fan in St. Louis reported that Jason Arnott failing his physical with the Rangers may not have been fully injury related as the coaches/players and GM were not on the same page.
Today, Strickland expanded on that further saying that there may have been some miscommunication inside the Rangers organization that led to the signing blowing up.
On January 26th, the Rangers and Arnott agreed on a one-year deal worth $1.6 – $1.7 million.
…while Strickland is still being very cryptic, I can only assume he is inferring that Tortorella and Sather had differing opinions on signing Arnott or possibly his role with the team. I still wish if Strickland is going to post something like this he'd be more specific as it leaves a lot to be desired.
…doubt we'll ever really know what happened. Especially with how tight lipped the Rangers are on everything.