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TheCanasianfrasian 10-12-2008 06:39 PM

When higgins comes back
 
Does he go straight to the second line with koivu and tanguay?? or bump tender down to 3rd line and give higgins his spot next to koivu?

with higgins in the line up here is what i would have on offence

akost plek kovy
tanguay koivu tender
skost lang higgins
bgl/begin chipchura/lapierre kosto

i know there is already a thread about our 4th line but

bgl chipchura kosto

makes so much more sense to me i dont know why chipchura is being scratched for lapierre

goldglove 10-12-2008 06:43 PM

Kostitsyn - Plekanec - Kovalev
Tanguay - Koivu - Latendresse
Higgins - Lang - Kostitsyn
Kostopoulos - Chipchura - Laraque

JTWymanFan* 10-12-2008 06:54 PM

Why after 2 games would Carbo change his pre season plan. He said many times that he will play Higgins with Koivu and Tanguay. Lats will be playing with Lang and Serge.

CareyClutch 10-12-2008 06:55 PM

I hope he go on the third line ..so Tanguay will play LW

Galchenyuk x 27 10-12-2008 06:55 PM

After last nights game I think its only fair you leave Lats with Koivu and Tanguay for now.

So Higgins with Lang and SK74

mcphee 10-12-2008 06:57 PM

I think it's important to remember that it's a matter of matching 9 forwards to get the most production. Naming the lines is irrelevant though it seems that we'll call Pleks #1, Koivu #2 and Lang #3. Hiigins or S.Kost switching is neither a promotion or demotion for either player.

I think that Carbo will have to make a decison as to which of Lats,Higgins and Tanguay plays rw best. Then the question gets answered. If Tanguay and Lats play well tomorrow, I'd think Higgins plays with Lang Wednesday.

TheCanasianfrasian 10-12-2008 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jason allison'fans (Post 15813194)
I hope he go on the third line ..so Tanguay will play LW

even on the 3rd line i would put him on the RW and leave Skost on the LW

JTWymanFan* 10-12-2008 06:58 PM

If anyone here gets no respect, its Higgins. He is the second line goal scorer. I can't believe how many people want to trade and put the guy on the 3rd line, it's unreal !!

CareyClutch 10-12-2008 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheCanasianfrasian (Post 15813246)
even on the 3rd line i would put him on the RW and leave Skost on the LW

You got a valid point..

goldglove 10-12-2008 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CabbageLegs (Post 15813256)
If anyone here gets no respect, its Higgins. He is the second line goal scorer. I can't believe how many people want to trade and put the guy on the 3rd line, it's unreal !!

3rd line with lang and kostitsyn ... a lot of player would like to take his place.

CareyClutch 10-12-2008 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CabbageLegs (Post 15813256)
If anyone here gets no respect, its Higgins. He is the second line goal scorer. I can't believe how many people want to trade and put the guy on the 3rd line, it's unreal !!

Tanguay at LW >Higgins at LW

JTWymanFan* 10-12-2008 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jason allison'fans (Post 15813347)
Tanguay at LW >Higgins at LW


This depends who is on the RW. Playmaker or goal scorer ?

Quote:

Originally Posted by goldglove (Post 15813332)
3rd line with lang and kostitsyn ... a lot of player would like to take his place.


Good, than it's a great place for Guiiiiiiii.

Sorry, i am one of those who really really really likes Higgy.

guest1467 10-12-2008 07:11 PM

Definitely put him on the Lang line, that line needs someone that can put a few pucks in the net.

TheCanasianfrasian 10-12-2008 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CabbageLegs (Post 15813414)
This depends who is on the RW. Playmaker or goal scorer ?

my point exactly,

Tanguay feeding across to Tender > Tanguay feeding across to higgins > Higgins feeding Tanguay

IMO

JTWymanFan* 10-12-2008 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buddahsmoka1 (Post 15813459)
Definitely put him on the Lang line, that line needs someone that can put a few pucks in the net.

I am sorry i don't get this one. Lang is the sniper here.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheCanasianfrasian (Post 15813481)
my point exactly,

Tanguay feeding across to Tender > Tanguay feeding across to higgins > Higgins feeding Tanguay

IMO

I think Higgy is more of natural goal scorer than Gui. He just has been really unlucky with posts.

mcphee 10-12-2008 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CabbageLegs (Post 15813443)
Good, than it's a great place for Guiiiiiiii.

Sorry, i am one of those who really really really likes Higgy.

I'm a Higgins fan too, but think of what he'd bring to a line with Lang and S.Kost. His outrside sped gives both linemates a target and gives Lang a bit more time and space. It allows S.Kost 2 options with Higgins moving around the zone and Lang being a good finisher. A line like that could put together as much as 70 goals with solid defense.

I'm just not sold on Tanguay on the right as of yet.

Westcoasthabsfan 10-12-2008 07:18 PM

There is an old saying you don't lose your spot due to injury....this certainly applies here but even more so Higgins is a much better player even now

goldglove 10-12-2008 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CabbageLegs (Post 15813443)
Good, than it's a great place for Guiiiiiiii.

Sorry, i am one of those who really really really likes Higgy.

I like Higgins too, but i don't see tanguay playing on a line with Lang. I think he need Koivu intensity to be effective. Since Higgins is a good skater and intense on every shift, he would improve lang game

Blades 0f Steel 10-12-2008 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CabbageLegs (Post 15813256)
If anyone here gets no respect, its Higgins. He is the second line goal scorer. I can't believe how many people want to trade and put the guy on the 3rd line, it's unreal !!

This is sheer facepalmery.

1)The 2nd line had a combined 5 points on even strength alone & you want to break it up? At least wait until the next game so suggest such a thing.
2)Yeah, poor Higgy. Being stuck on a line with scrubs like Lang & S.Kost...

Why do people get bent out of shape about such things?

anarmandaleb 10-12-2008 07:25 PM

What a problem for Carbo to have. :D

JTWymanFan* 10-12-2008 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blades 0f Steel (Post 15813643)
This is sheer facepalmery.

1)The 2nd line had a combined 5 points on even strength alone & you want to break it up? At least wait until the next game so suggest such a thing.
2)Yeah, poor Higgy. Being stuck on a line with scrubs like Lang & S.Kost...

Why do people get bent out of shape about such things?

Well lets see..hmmm, maybe because other people are actually permitted to have an opinion also ?

Blades 0f Steel 10-12-2008 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CabbageLegs (Post 15813690)
Well lets see..hmmm, maybe because other people are actually permitted to have an opinion also ?

I'm permitted to staple pancakes to my face, doesn't make it sensible to do so.

anarmandaleb 10-12-2008 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blades 0f Steel (Post 15813774)
I'm permitted to staple pancakes to my face, doesn't make it sensible to do so.

Plain, blueberry or chocolate chip?

JTWymanFan* 10-12-2008 07:34 PM

Unreal, ok you win.

MTL-rules 10-12-2008 07:39 PM

I think he'll go back with Koivu and Tanguay, but I would prefer him with Lang and SK...

I absolutely love the chemistry between Koivu and Lats and I would hate to see it broke up... and I feel that Higgins would complement perfectly Lang and SK... his speed is what is lacking on that line.

That way, we would have 3 excellent (not good) lines... I hope no one else will be injured when he'll come back. I so want to see our Fabulous 9 in action


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