Habs Rumour Of The Day: Jeff Halpern To Montreal?


SI.com (Allan Muir):
Interesting rumor out of Dallas has the Stars sending veteran Jeff Halpern to Montreal. He’d certainly fill a need with his grit and checking ability, but if the Habs are looking for shutdown faceoff center, buyer beware. There may be no player in the league who gets tossed out of the circle more often than Halpern. The problem? His timing is brutal …..


Jeff Halpern (Face-off %: 53.2) would be one of those”tinkering” moves which would be a welcome addition. I would rather Gainey get a Jarret Stoll (55.1% in the face-off circle) who also adds more of an offensive punch than Halpern or even a Chris Gratton (53.4%) who gives the Habs a big, physical checking center………this is the type of trade Gainey might make without sacrifacing too much from his roster or farm team.