: Confirmed with Link:
Rangers sign Jeff Halpern (1 year @ 700K)
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07-09-2012, 11:31 PM
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While you may be right for replacements, there is hints to a move in this deal. Halpern was out of nowhere and was not necessary considering the lineup a few hours prior to now.
Halpern is a 4th line C. We have a 4th line C - Boyle, who now seems to be slotted for the 3rd line (which isn't all that grand considering he is putrid offensively).
Prerequisite? Definite possibility. Don't be so quick to deem otherwise.
There's no reason to have both Asham and Rupp in the lineup at the same time.
Signing Halpern forces one to be a healthy scratch.
This doesn't indicate any trades.
Rangers had 12 forwards. Now they have 13.
Anisimov may move to the wing...maybe Boyle.
Dubinsky is also a center playing the wing.
It just gives Tortorella options.
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