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03-04-2010, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by JT Dutch View Post
... Of the forwards who played 15+ minutes per game for the Lightning, Halpern is the worst scorer and has the worst plus-minus. He also had the fewest shots on goal per game among those forwards. What is it, precisely, that he does? He's pretty good at faceoffs, and also pretty good at blocking shots ... for a forward, anyway. If Halpern was a young player, it would be one thing -- those could be building blocks of a future career. But he isn't. He's as good as he's going to get. Players don't discover a new level of ability at 33 years old. It just doesn't happen.
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