Lapointe would add two more Stanley Cup rings to the Ottawa lineup but there's no guarantee that coach John Paddock would even use him. Ottawa has a similar player in Shean Donovan who regularly plays less than 5 minutes a game, along with fellow veteran Dean McAmmond.
If Ottawa is worried about their team toughness, they only have to let Brian McGrattan play more than the 44 seconds (!) that Paddock played him on Saturday. Even the much slower Georges Laraque got 6 minutes of ice time for the Penguins in the same game.
Bryan Murray might just be wasting his time adding any sort of foot soldier type to a Paddock coached team.