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01-27-2009, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by MathMan View Post
If you subtract Plekanec then your "gritty scorer" has to be able to center a scoring line. This is not trivial to find at all. Most "grit" you will find is on the wings.

As to why you'd bump Higgins I'm not sure. He might be the most "expendable" roster player, but he strikes me as pretty much the kind of player people are clamoring to add really, if he can find his scoring touch back.
Fine, let me add to the list. We're talking about one forward here, btw. Tanguay, too, is replaceable. And young guys like Pacioretty are hardly, at this stage, to be considered top-six forwards. Higgins doesn't drive the net far as I can tell, he's got good speed and backchecks, but he's not exactly thriving when the going gets rough.

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