Higgins officially back with Koivu and Tanguay (per CKAC)
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10-31-2008, 01:59 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
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Well actually..we are on a bit of a drought. The plenky line has not really dominated in any game this year.
But in all honesty, when we signed Tanguay, I was drooling at a Higgins--koivu---Tanguay line for the following reasons
- Koivu has chemistry with both Higgins and now with Tanquay
- Higgins speed is better suited for Koivu and Tanquay
- Higgins hockey sense is much better then Lats and thus is a better fit with #11 and #13.
- Lats speed is closer to Lang's and Lang is a good setup for him
I am not a believer in Lats, I think we made a mistake by NOT letting him dominate in the AHL to help his confidence. BUT, with all that said, the kid is still young and does have some talent, but his skating and hockey sense in my opinion make his upside a 3rd line player. That is also dependent upon his defensive play in his zone.
Lats got off to a fast start, but he doesn't seem to be on the same page as his current linemates, maybe Carbo is starting to see that too... Lats only played 9 minutes against minny.
It's because of all the penalites in the 2nd period...he especially doesn't see any PK time
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