Who knows whether the move to pick up Jeff Halpern will pay a large dividend for the Montreal Canadiens, but for a team that is so bad a faceoffs, this low-risk, low-cost addition really can’t hurt. Halpern was decent player for the Habs in his first go, scoring 26 points and winning over 56% of the faceoffs that he took that season. The Habs have been so good with the puck this season, that you have to figure that starting with the puck on a more consistent basis will help more than hurt.
Halpern steps into the lineup tonight as the Habs face the crazy-good Pittsburgh Penguins. Guaranteed win night anyone? Ya right.
Go Habs Go!!!