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05-05-2008, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by HotPie View Post
So what? it doesn't change the fact that he IS putting up those numbers.

Look at Getzlaf, Perry, and Penner during Anaheim's cup run: 58, 44, and 45 points respectively.

Higgins is more than good enough as a second line winger on Koivu's line.

This idea that Higgins doesn't have the proper ability to play on the wing for a team that wants to win a championship is only real in your head.
Higgins does not take advantage of his opportunities enough. Why settle for medicrity when we can have better? You love to point out the totals of Anaheim's 2nd line last season, but you also forgot to point out that is a lot easier to get away with when you top line has a 50 goal man and an 80 point guy. Montreal does not have that, we NEED to roll two balanced scoring lines and Higgins is a hinderance to that process. An 11.2 shooting percentage is pretty weak, especially considering he was getting some primo scoring opportunities. Cory Stillman is much better suited for that 2nd line role than Higgins will. Higgins just does not have the ability to shoot on target.

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