HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > Washington Capitals
Notices

Former captain Halpern returns to Capitals 1 yr/825k

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
07-01-2011, 12:47 PM
  #1
Funkyalligator
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,658
vCash: 500
Former captain Halpern returns to Capitals 1 yr/825k

http://www.csnwashington.com/07/01/1...99&feedID=9656

Interesting.

Funkyalligator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 01:02 PM
  #2
Mystlyfe
We're Touched
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 12,190
vCash: 500
Cheaper than Gordo and with even better homer appeal. Not a true shutdown guy like I wanted, but it's hard to be upset with this deal.

Mystlyfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 01:15 PM
  #3
CapsWolverinesUSA
Registered User
 
CapsWolverinesUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 5,134
vCash: 500
Isn't it fair to say that Halby and Gordo are kind of similar players? Solid right-handed faceoff guys with PK abilities and good forechecking? Both solid clubhouse guys too.

I'd MUCH rather have Halpern at $825k than Gordo at $1.3m.

CapsWolverinesUSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 01:17 PM
  #4
brs03
Coo coo ca cha!
 
brs03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Maryland
Country: United States
Posts: 12,216
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by CapsWolverinesUSA View Post
Isn't it fair to say that Halby and Gordo are kind of similar players? Solid right-handed faceoff guys with PK abilities and good forechecking? Both solid clubhouse guys too.

I'd MUCH rather have Halpern at $825k than Gordo at $1.3m.
Both a bit fragile, but to me Halpern has more offensive potential (may just be a question of opportunities though).

If Halpern's healthy this is a no brain win, IMO, and I'm a big fan of Gordon.

brs03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 01:20 PM
  #5
NobodyBeatsTheWiz
Happy now?
 
NobodyBeatsTheWiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Old Town
Posts: 18,712
vCash: 500
My favorite Halpy moment is still when he got pissed at Staal for repeatedly cheating in the face-off dot, and jumped him after a draw (and I believe bloodied him). Classic.

NobodyBeatsTheWiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 01:28 PM
  #6
Ovechkins Wodka
Registered User
 
Ovechkins Wodka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: DC
Posts: 4,248
vCash: 500
i like it bringing him back. Does this mean no more gordon?

Ovechkins Wodka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 01:30 PM
  #7
Mystlyfe
We're Touched
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 12,190
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ovechkins Wodka View Post
i like it bringing him back. Does this mean no more gordon?
Gordon signing with Phoenix means no more Gordon.

Mystlyfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 01:34 PM
  #8
WetHog
Registered User
 
WetHog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Annapolis, MD - USA
Country: Poland
Posts: 8,313
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to WetHog
I like that they brought him back. Good to have a hometown Boy back on the team.

WetHog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 01:37 PM
  #9
Robert Theodorson
Registered User
 
Robert Theodorson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Washington DC
Country: United States
Posts: 7,347
vCash: 500
Say hello to our new Jason Arnott

Good signing

Robert Theodorson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 01:40 PM
  #10
EYEuhFRAYtee
Registered User
 
EYEuhFRAYtee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Country: United States
Posts: 2,476
vCash: 500
Welcome home Halpy.

EYEuhFRAYtee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 01:45 PM
  #11
HSHS
Losing is a disease
 
HSHS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Redondo Beach, Ca
Country: United States
Posts: 17,639
vCash: 500
Good swap with gordo. And I'm a big gordo fan. I need to go check the prediction thread. I think I nailed this gordo contract!

HSHS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 01:46 PM
  #12
LetsGoBears
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5,304
vCash: 500
So, this FA day is going well.

LetsGoBears is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 02:18 PM
  #13
Mystlyfe
We're Touched
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 12,190
vCash: 500
Think he gets an A?

Mystlyfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 02:20 PM
  #14
PuckBuddy
Green for Selke
 
PuckBuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Country: United States
Posts: 3,504
vCash: 500
i had this weird dream about drury (after passing a physical) for ~1M, but this is fine and dandy.

puck up hamrlik, maybe a dirty RW and call it an offseason.

PuckBuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 02:23 PM
  #15
DukeDog13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Alexandria, VA
Country: United States
Posts: 68
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by SwedeSpeedBackstrom View Post
Say hello to our new Jason Arnott

Good signing
Whaaa?

DukeDog13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 02:36 PM
  #16
HSHS
Losing is a disease
 
HSHS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Redondo Beach, Ca
Country: United States
Posts: 17,639
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by PuckBuddy View Post
i had this weird dream about drury (after passing a physical) for ~1M, but this is fine and dandy.

puck up hamrlik, maybe a dirty RW and call it an offseason.
Nice!

HSHS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 02:37 PM
  #17
stanleycaps98
I cheer for laundry
 
stanleycaps98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Chocolate City
Posts: 3,445
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by PuckBuddy View Post
i had this weird dream about drury (after passing a physical) for ~1M, but this is fine and dandy.

puck up hamrlik, maybe a dirty RW and call it an offseason.
Does Ward count?

stanleycaps98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 02:38 PM
  #18
Dirtbag59
Registered User
 
Dirtbag59's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,867
vCash: 500
Scouting Report

Assets
Is a diligent worker. Plays a solid defensive game and excels on the penalty kill. Possesses solid leadership qualities and the ability to play both center and wing.

Flaws
Has struggled when called upon to serve a top-six forward role, since he's extremely streaky in the offensive zone and not a natural talent.

Career Potential
Versatile veteran forward with defensive ability.

Awards
1998ECAC - Second-Team All-Conference Team
1997ECAC - Second-Team All-Conference Team

Dirtbag59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 02:41 PM
  #19
ChibiPooky
Moderator
Caps/Avs/Bills fan
 
ChibiPooky's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Fairfax, VA
Country: United States
Posts: 9,057
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtbag59 View Post
Scouting Report

Assets
Is a diligent worker. Plays a solid defensive game and excels on the penalty kill. Possesses solid leadership qualities and the ability to play both center and wing.

Flaws
Has struggled when called upon to serve a top-six forward role, since he's extremely streaky in the offensive zone and not a natural talent.

Career Potential
Versatile veteran forward with defensive ability.

Awards
1998ECAC - Second-Team All-Conference Team
1997ECAC - Second-Team All-Conference Team
Is this for Halpern or Laich?

ChibiPooky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 02:43 PM
  #20
Dirtbag59
Registered User
 
Dirtbag59's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,867
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChibiPooky View Post
Is this for Halpern or Laich?
Neither, it's me. A pitch to McPhee to include me in the free agent frenzy.

Dirtbag59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 02:51 PM
  #21
Jasper17
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 8,309
vCash: 500
Not bad for one year. Solid 4th line guy who can play 3rd line if needed. I liked Gordo though.

Jasper17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 02:51 PM
  #22
PuckBuddy
Green for Selke
 
PuckBuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Country: United States
Posts: 3,504
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by stanleycaps98 View Post
Does Ward count?


the best part is that the caps just picked up three players from teams which are known for their commitment to systems and defensive play.

i've never used one of these before, but....

PuckBuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 04:58 PM
  #23
FrankM73
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Country: United States
Posts: 1,217
vCash: 500
I view the Halpern signing this way

Halpern:
9x 10+ goal scorer (including 2x 20 goal scorer)
57% FO
PK player
4th line Center
825k, 1 yr
homegrown boy!

Gordon:
0x 10+ goal scorer
57% FO
PK player
4th line Center
1.3 mil, 2yrs

who would you pick? Halpern all the way for me!

FrankM73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 05:35 PM
  #24
txpd
Registered User
 
txpd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 39,966
vCash: 500
traveling all day and coming in late.

if there is one player in the nhl that really cares if the washington capitals win a stanley cup, its this player.

happy to see him back.

txpd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-01-2011, 06:00 PM
  #25
BTCG
Registered User
 
BTCG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,357
vCash: 500
GREAT move!

Late face-off advantage just shifted to the Caps: a much needed improvement!

BTCG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.