So now can we agree he should be on the 3rd line over Michael ****ing Rupp, Bleed Ranger Blue?
id love to see him get some penalty kill time... his speed might create some chances.. i cant remember if he played any PK time in San Jose... he did get some PP time... like i said this reminds me of the John Mitchell Stu Bickel type trade. player that no one knows much about, that comes to NYR and earns ice time by good plays
Can't say I was that impressed by him...but, good skater and did nothing bad...WIth ARNOTT coming (likely as 3rd liner or 2b liner), I would definetly use him as a 4th liner instead of one of our bottom of the barrel fighters we have in Asham and Rupp...and/or night off for Halpern
You start with the fact that you want 3 sets of 2 forwards running 40 second shifts over the 2 minute power play.
Where that leaves you is, if Ryan Callahan takes a penalty, as he often does, or any of those 6 guys is in the box or injured, you need someone to take their place and perform adequately, which is preferable to doubling, which we have had to do before.
In addition, I do not believe Halpern's spot to be a 100% promised one.