Converting players positions or The "Higgins is a center" dilemna
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08-01-2008, 07:46 PM
Join Date: May 2007
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I'm not claiming that Higgins would be a great center but he did play at that position until about the age of 20 at Yale University. He was shifted to LW only after he arrived in Hamilton. As for you, I believe your first NHL shift would be your last, so I suggest you refrain from gross exaggeration and come up with a slightly more believable comparison. Do you realistically think you could match even Georges Laraque as an NHL center?
This and other posts that put down Higgins are not well thought out, although yours is undoubtedly the worst, Kriss. It's well to remember that Higgins was the first all-star center in the ECAC in his sophomore year at Yale. I saw Higgins play a few times in those years. His greatest drawback as a center is not his "vision" or his passing but rather his faceoffs. If he improved that skill, he could be an acceptable third line center.
Wow..was he really??..the first all-star center in the ECAC at Yale??..
Ahhhh ok ok..maybe I should rephrase what I said earlier then..
If Higgins can be a center in the NHL, I can play in the AHL..okay??
You know damn well it was an exaggeration, but for some reason you took it literally
Point is, if you're truly a good center, you won't be moved to the wing. Especially, if the only thing lacking according to you, was in the Faceoff department. They could have easily worked on that.
That being said, my exaggeration was not that Higgins wouldn't be able to play center, of course he could. But he'd have a lot of things to work on, not just faceoffs.
In any case, he's much more useful to us on the wing and he wouldn't be better than Chipper.
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