Coyotes notes: Halpern nominated for Masterton Trophy

Three times, the question was asked of Coyotes forward Jeff Halpern: What will you do when your playing days are over? Three times, Halpern tried to answer. Three times, he fell back on the only answer his mind can cope with, one month short of his 38th birthday. "I've been asked for a couple years now what would be my next move. My goal is never to play badly enough where...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Halpern's late goal lifts Coyotes over Kings

LOS ANGELES -- Keith Yandle scored the tying goal midway through the third period and Jeff Halpern netted the winner with 3:05 left, leading the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. Rob Klinkhammer and Mikkel Boedker scored 63 seconds apart in the first period for the Coyotes, who handed the Kings their third straight loss and took over sole...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Halpern's hockey journey marked by tragedy,triumph

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Jeff Halpern was playing for TPS Tuurku in Finland when the 2013-2014 NHL season began. He wasn't there for money; he was there to prolong a once-unlikely dream. "I didn'€™t ask for or want any money in Finland. I just wanted a chance to go get some game action," said Halpern, who hadn't received any NHL offers after playing out his contract...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Eklund: Are the Rangers gearing up to make an Iginla Run? Habs grab Halpern...

Over the last two days the Rangers have shed salary by waiving two players who are on their roster. First came Jeff Halpern, who was waived yesterday and then claimed by Montreal today. Halpern is an odd player to drop as he is the kind of guy you want to have around in the playoffs. He is overwhelmingly admired throughout the league for his leadership and his abilities defensively...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Canadiens claim Halpern off waivers from Rangers

The Montreal Canadiens have claimed center Jeff Halpern off waivers from the New York Rangers. A 36-year-old checking forward who is strong on faceoffs, Halpern had one assist and was minus-5 in 30 games for New York this season. He is earning a pro-rated $700,000 this season and can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer. This will be his second stint in Montreal. The...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers place Jeff Halpern on waivers

In a bit of shocking news, the Rangers have placed center Jeff Halpern on waivers (per Darren Dreger). In 30 games with the Rangers, Halpern notched just one assist with a -5 rating. Halpern is currently the Rangers one of the Rangers top faceoff guys, winning 56.7% of his draws. Halpern’s ice time had diminished a lot lately, getting just three minutes of ice time in last night’s...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Halpern Given #11 in NHL13?!?!?!?!

In what could be the biggest fail in video game history, EA Sports gives newest Ranger Jeff Halpern #11 in NHL13 which was released yesterday...Reader Adam R. notes that this faux pas is only on the main screen as Halpern's number changes to 12 in game play.Although this pic from d.fresh says differently...Halpern wore #15 for the Capitals last season, but did wear #11 with the...
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September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeff Halpern Talks Fitting In, Rangers Getting to Next Level

Last spring, Jeff Halpern was battling through an intense, hard-fought playoff series as a member of the Washington Capitals against the Rangers that ended in seven games and bitter defeat. Fast forward to September and Halpern has jumped ship, signed to a one-year deal with New York in the hopes of helping the Rangers be a better team any way he can help. As a veteran of 12 NHL...
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September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeff Halpern Talks About Joining Rangers

Jeff Halpern was getting ready to leave Washington en route to New York, but had some final comments for the Washington media before his departure. Halpern, who implies that the Rangers plans on using him as a faceoff specialist and penalty killer, had this to say about signing with the Rangers. "It’s a huge relief. It just makes the whole year more exciting knowing where...
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July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers Sign Jeff Halpern

In a surprising move late Tuesday night the Rangers made their fourth free agent signing of the summer, reportedly inking 36-year-old Jeff Halpern to a one-year deal. The big draw of Halpern (no pun intended) is that he won 58.4% of faceoffs in 2011-2012.  That was a major area of weakness for the Blueshirts a year ago. With Brad Richards, Derek Stepan and Brian Boyle already on...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

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