Thread: Jeff Halpern
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03-31-2010, 02:53 AM
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He's fine. We didn't acquire him because we needed offense, we did it so that if a guy like Stoll gets hurt we have a 4th centerman and don't have to (but still have the option to) play a rookie like Moller or Cliche. Halpern and Richardson give us two players who can play both center or wing if somebody goes down, that flexibility is something we lacked with Purcell. Additionally, he won't be caught up in the emotional whirl that a rookie like Moller or Cliche would be subject to in their first playoff series.

It was primarily a depth move. The scoring, PK time, and veteran things are just bonus's that we may or may not see. Its not like Teddy or Harrold would likely have more than 1 assist since the trade deadline if we hadn't made the move. Maybe Moller would, but if Dean wanted him to be up with the kings, he would be.

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