Two years ago I liked what I saw in Blunden with the Habs. Wasn't a liability on the ice and was a willing and good hitter. Also went to the assistance of teammates as I recall. Thought he would make a case for himself for the 4th line this year but was very disappointed. He really seemed disinterested and did not involve himself in the play, especially physically. Hope he does a head check and plays committed hockey, with his size he could be a real good energy banger on the 4th line, a guy who can play his minutes and not be a liability.
Great guy, great team guy and all, but he's not what the habs need. If he were 3-5 years younger, then maybe.
They need his face-off ability and he is right handed. While he did hit he isn't a physical guy by any means. I would look at Smithson of the Oilers who is UFA, 6 foot 4, won over 55% of face-offs last year and while not nasty, RH,is a hitter and can play the PK. He is 34, made $800K last year. Don't know about his skating though.