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05-01-2013, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Habit11 View Post
But White's been a negative factor more often than not this season, and Halpern is far superior on the PK and in his own zone. Can't say I agree with it either. They could've replaced White with Moen.
Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post opposed to White, the positive factor? White has either been a non-factor or a detriment, so I don't see how one can make that argument.

I prefer Halpern's experience and the fact that I don't have to worry about him possibly costing his team the game as soon as Chris Neil looks at him the wrong way.
I prefer White's younger legs and physical side on a 4th line against Ottawa with Neil and Smith playing on the same line. Sure, there's the chance he may go bat**** insane again, but it's a risk I am willing to take if the upside is his game on Saturday in Toronto.

I dunno, maybe I'm being too harsh on Halpern, but to me it felt like he was basically filling out a jersey during the slump and bringing nothing tangible aside from FO prowess after a strong 2-3 weeks when he joined us.

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