So far so good as far as Chris Lee is concerned. We haven't heard of him, and if that quick blow is the worst he does tonight we're lucky.
It's probably just the new player playing a first game on his new team syndrome, but what Halpern is doing out there is exactly what we're missing on that 4th line. Checking, physicality, and a never-quit attitude. I don't know if it lasts, but so far, so good.
Ryder is playing amazing. People here are sometimes biased and won't give him credit because they remember the old, one-way Ryder who used to be an uni-dimensional sniper, but the guy is much more than that nowadays. Playing under Julien made him a much more complete player. If he keeps it up, I'd keep him. He's playing a very clever game.