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03-23-2013, 01:19 PM
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In 30 games with the Rangers this season, he has ONE ASSIST and ZERO GOALS and is a -5.

If that does not scream out useless scrub, then I dont know what to tell you.

For comparison sakes, George Parros has 1 Goal and 1 Assist.

Halpern does not address a glaring need. Parros would
Parros?! LOL! Wow. That is.. something.

Go read the Rangers board. They are pissed that Halpern got waived.

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03-23-2013, 01:19 PM
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I'm fine with this. Great in the dot and good on the PK as well.

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03-23-2013, 01:21 PM
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So improving the club on waiver picks, because of the lower cost, is the formula for success now? Waiver wire picks are going to lead us to the promised land.

See how I can play this game too? Fun isn't it?

I'm not saying Clowe is the answer either, but I am hoping for a little more of a splash before the trade deadline comes, and goes ...
In know way does this move stop MB from making a trade to improve the team. At All.

Its just Montreal's annual deadline Face-off/PK acquisition. Except this time it didn't cost a 2nd.

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Halpern will not make it to the game in time to play tonight, but, per Renaud Lavoie "Canadiens players are happy to see Jeff Halpern back. He was really appreciated when he played in Montreal."

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03-23-2013, 01:21 PM
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I love the ex habs players coming back. They're all given a second chance to win it for the greatest team in nhl history. "Welcome back, we know what you can bring to this team, don't screw it this time".

I have confidence in my team right now. No excuses, know your role, shut your mouth and win.

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03-23-2013, 01:21 PM
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So improving the club on waiver picks, because of the lower cost, is the formula for success now? Waiver wire picks are going to lead us to the promised land.

See how I can play this game too? Fun isn't it?

I'm not saying Clowe is the answer either, but I am hoping for a little more of a splash before the trade deadline comes, and goes ...
it's pretty simple.......

Dumont, White or Halpern as your 4th line center?

Dumont is too green for a playoff run
White and Halpern....Halpern is better at the FO and better in PK, two deficient aspect for the habs.

Now you talk about Clowe.....

Will you take Clowe before any of the top 9 wingers? (Gallagher, Bourque, Gionta, Galchenyuk, Pacioretty and Ryder)

Now they are 2 spots available......one is for Prust....so that leaves only one spot.
Does Clowe is worth a 1st or even a second drafts pick to play ont he fourth line and can do something that either: Armstrong, Moen, Dumont, White can'T do?

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03-23-2013, 01:21 PM
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Bad pickup, in NHL 13 i would have got Crosby

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03-23-2013, 01:21 PM
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If nothing else Halpern is a massively better hockey player than Nokelainen.
But he's an inch smaller, which means it has a slight effect on the teams average height!

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He's still the idiot who tipped in a harmless Horton point shot in game 7 OT.
He was probably playing through a concussion (which makes him an idiot yes, but a gutsy one at least)

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03-23-2013, 01:22 PM
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In 30 games with the Rangers this season, he has ONE ASSIST and ZERO GOALS and is a -5.

If that does not scream out useless scrub, then I dont know what to tell you.

For comparison sakes, George Parros has 1 Goal and 1 Assist.

Halpern does not address a glaring need. Parros would
Parros was waived? First I heard of it

What we have here is a stats watcher, folks. Newsflash - He's not been hired for his ****ing scoring ability. We have no problems on that front - have you been watching this season??? If he shows no motivation for being here then he's waived again - no loss. JHC - some ****ing people....

Good pickup - he'll be highly motivated to be on a contender.


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03-23-2013, 01:24 PM
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Mehhh kid was done 2 years ago

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03-23-2013, 01:24 PM
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Good.

Like I said, the Boston Bruins are laughing right now.

White is injured. Prust will not fight because of his shoulder and Moen has become a pacifist.

Good times. And we get a preview on Wednesday.
You really need to take a chill pill.

This move does not prevent a toughness move before the deadline, but you are acting like it does.

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03-23-2013, 01:25 PM
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If nothing else Halpern is a massively better hockey player than Nokelainen.
Agreed, good move that doesn't cost us anything. Prefer Halper over guys like Noke and Blunden

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Mehhh kid was done 2 years ago
That would explain why his defensive play has been as good as it has ever been.

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You really need to take a chill pill.

This move does not prevent a toughness move before the deadline, but you are acting like it is.
If anything you'd expect the toughness brigade to love this move. We solved another need without giving anything up, meaning we still have plenty of picks to trade for fighters, for all that fighting in the playoffs.

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03-23-2013, 01:26 PM
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Except he never had more than 7 points in a season for the Habs, and his chest snipes made Gionta look like Stamkos.
God I love logic sometimes.

Sometimes players need to develop into their roles, especially young guys. He wasn't even 25 when we let him go.

And again, Pyatt is a 3rd/4th liner. He's not supposed to be Stamkos... although only Desharnais, Gionta, Plekanec, and Pacioretty have more goals than him this season on the Habs.

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Good defensively, yeah. The most points he had as a Hab was 7 in 61 games though. He has never hit 20 in the NHL.
He was on pace for 21-points last year over 82-games. On pace for 31-points this year, although he'd likely end up closer to the 20-25 range.

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03-23-2013, 01:27 PM
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Halpern has lot most of his offensive touch, unfortunately, but his other intagibles (faceoffs, PK, as listed by others here) are what we're sorely lacking right now.

Welcome back, Jeff!

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03-23-2013, 01:28 PM
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I've never seen such an over reaction for such a small move.

Halpern was FREE, meaning no assets were wasted or traded.

How does this stop us from making another move? IT DOESN'T.

This is a great DEPTH move.

Injuries are piling up and once again Berg is being proactive!

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You really need to take a chill pill.

This move does not prevent a toughness move before the deadline, but you are acting like it is.
You can't reason with SouthernHab.

He won't rest until the Canadiens are INTIMIDATING no matter how much it sacrifices skill.

Better to be the Chiefs and entertain than be, you know, a winning hockey club.

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You know what was done two years ago, right?

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meh move nokelianan was almost as good as him IMO . we need a more physical 4th line center i guess we can forget about ott and gordon
Who is Ott?

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Why is SoutherHab foaming at the mouth again?

You are aware that faceoffs and PK are important facets to puck possession, offense, and preventing goals?

I guess you'd rather have some useless trash line Lane MacDermid eating up a spot in our pressbox like the Bruins have.

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Some help in the Faceoff Circle lets just see - could'nt hurt

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Nothing like a run at the stanley cup to get over a loss? But damn man that really really sucks! My condolences to a great guy...

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Tom Pyatt was fantastic for us. I still can't shake my head around why we let him go. 20-30 point 4th liner with great speed and fantastic on the PK.
Tom Pyatt's inability to score annoyed me to no end but there's no denying that when he touched the puck you knew it was leaving the zone. Didn't the habs have one of the top PKs in the league with him him on the team? Pittsburgh were 86.1% on PK in 2010 and habs were 84.4%. Also Tom Pyatt has 6g/5a in 29 games. Not too shabby...not too shabby...

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Faceoffs and PK.

And we are first in the NorthEast.

We are a talented team with small players who can and do score goals. Our defense has been playing well with support from our forwards.

Faceoffs and PK will not be the reason we struggle in the playoffs against a physical team like Boston or Ottawa.
That's assuming we'd struggle against them. I don't see them shutting our speed down easily. Boston has had bigger teams than us over the years and we upset them, we beat them, and made them crap their pants when they were favored to win. They swept us as well but that was more due to us being completely depleted due to injuries and all the controversy around our team.

FO and PK are important aspects of a game. Improving them is great.
Parros would be sitting in the press box during the PO.

Getting Halpern doesn't mean that size won't be addressed either. Not sure why people have to hate on this pick up (when it clearly helps in two facets we needed to improve on) just because size wasn't brought in.
What if in a week we add Clowe, will Halpern who helped our FOs and PK then be a good pick up??

So long as Halpern does his thing, it's an improvement over our current 4th line center.

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What's so special about a RH shot? Isn't most of the population right-handed or is this just something the habs were missing with their current line-up?

Hard to complain about a move that didn't cost the team anything. Where is Dominic Moore anyways, How come he's not playing? Since we're going back down memory lane I miss Robert Lang. Didn't realize he's 43. Moore is exactly 10 years younger.
Not the hockey population.

Most players shoot LH. RHers are rare.

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God I love logic sometimes.

Sometimes players need to develop into their roles, especially young guys. He wasn't even 25 when we let him go.

And again, Pyatt is a 3rd/4th liner. He's not supposed to be Stamkos... although only Desharnais, Gionta, Plekanec, and Pacioretty have more goals than him this season on the Habs.
I'm not saying he's not useful in that role now. Just that he was redundant while he was here, and brought nothing that we couldn't replace (our PK was #2 in the NHL last year without him).

Tom Pyatt in a Habs uniform was a one-dimensional PK specialist. Every zone entry resulted in a weak wrist shot into the goaltender's chest, and he was awful on the cycle and any other form of maintaining puck possession. Hindsight doesn't change that.

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