veteran 4th line player, adds depth, wins face offs, and is good on the PK ... for 700k, I like this a lot.
Yeah, and he is also a traditional centericemen who can handle the puck and make a pass. Looking at NYR's depth its quite biased towards players like Asham, Rupp, Boyle and co who will just dump the puck in and go after it like robots.
I definitely think he makes some sense over the course of a full season and a PO's. He might not even play all the time, but the clock will tick when he is on the ice so to speak.
Halpern was a good 3rd line center for the Bolts, but trading him to the Kings for a prospect (Purcell) and a 3rd (which tuned into Brock Beukeboom, into Eric Brewer) turned out to be a great deal. 1st line winger and top 4 D for 2 months of Jeff.
George McPhee....The Teflon GM. 15 years of failure and counting....
6 - Number of playoff series the Capitals have won since George McPhee took over as General Manager in 1997 (which makes him the third-longest-tenured GM in the League), three of which came in McPhee's first season on the job.
Hate the Rangers but will be rooting for Halpern in NY. Glad to see him go to a big hockey market and solid organization. Caps fans are still scratching our heads and trying to figure out why he got benched for Aucoin in the playoffs. He deserved better.