He’s 34 with a one-year contract with a brand new team. He’s Jeff Halpern, now a Montreal Canadien via, LA, Tampa Bay, Dallas and Washington, and the team has just gotten a little bit grittier and a little bit deeper.
Take away Dominik Moore and Glen Metropolit, and add Jeff Halpern.
Halpern has racked up 131 goals and 185 assists in 720 NHL games. And no, these aren’t numbers to make anyone’s head swoon and recall Steve Shutt. But Halpern adds depth and grit and experience, and these three important intangibles are welcomed on any team. I’m guessing he’s great in the dressing room and on the bench, and there is much to be said for that.
This addition is good, I’m sure. Well, sort of sure. Not really sure. It certainly isn’t earth shattering.
But there’s nothing I like better than gritty players. Remember Tom Kostopoulos?
This is also the power of positive thinking hard at work.
Halpern’s wikipedia info is a click away