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Old 03-23-2013, 12:19 PM
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Canadiens Claim Jeff Halpern off Waivers from Rangers

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager, Marc Bergevin, announced today that forward Jeff Halpern was claimed off NHL waivers from the New York Rangers.

Halpern, 36, appeared in 30 games with the Rangers in the 2012-13 season. He has 36 hits, while playing an average of 9:09 minutes per game. The centre has won 93 of his 164 faceoffs, for a 56.7% faceoff win percentage, ranking him tied for 11th in the NHL in that statistical category.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound forward shows a career record of 359 points (146 goals, 213 assists) in 891 regular-season games. Halpern played for the Canadiens in 2010-11, totaling 26 points (11 tallies, 15 helpers) in 72 games. In 36 career playoff contests, Halpern has recorded 13 points (7 goals, 6 assists).

In his 13th NHL season the native of Washington, D.C. also suited up for the Washington Capitals, Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning and Los Angeles Kings.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:02 PM
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Thank God!! Maybe Haley is called back up now or bickel plays
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:06 PM
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bickel was waived and asham is coming back

oh and jesper fast is coming over from sweden as well to help the offense
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:55 PM
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Jesper is listed as 5'10 165lbs.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:03 PM
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Jesper is listed as 5'10 165lbs.
But he is a damn good hockeyplayer
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:15 PM
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As much as I hate White, it's to bad the Habs picked up another small soft player. Not that White was fighting much lately, but now he's the extra forward if everyone's healthy I presume.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:19 PM
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Habs need someone to win face offs , halpern is 6-1 215 , I've lost all patience with Ryan white he won't fight or do anything too help his smaller teammates, I'd like to see the Habs claim stu Bickel while they are at it , Travis Moen can also be sent packing , I'm a lifelong hab fan happy to see them win but can't effing stand seeing Gallagher desharnais and dumont being shoved arround and guys like white and Moen who can fight do eff all.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:26 PM
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Yeah White's hurt now too. I like White but man is he ever a changed man since the benchings. Obvioulsy he couldn't keep dropping the gloves everytime someone bumped into him but he doesn't have to do a complete 180 and try to win the Lady Byng. As for Halpern, I'm not too opinionated on this pick up one way or the other. Although his knee deflected the Bruin's game 7 ot goal past Price a few years ago. Still would rather some more size uup front but we'll see how this goes. Good face off guy.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:34 PM
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Yeah not like it's a high risk move, and your right we need a little more grit and even better those who possess some to use it, getting Prust and bourque back up front will certainly be welcomed.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:54 PM
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Jesper is listed as 5'10 165lbs.
I've played against Jesper since we were ten up until three seasons ago. He will finishing his checks but he won't fight. You can compare him to Silfverberg in Ottawa but I think Jesper is a slightly better player.
He's got a great shot and likes to go high on the glove side, trust me!
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**** this is ****.
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Ok I guess. Rather see Fasth or Newbury in his spot.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:37 PM
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When White comes back Halpern better be sitting.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:54 PM
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Why? He's good at faceoffs but that's about it.
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When White comes back Halpern better be sitting.
Maybe if white leaves his purse behind.
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