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03-09-2009, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by jnthomas View Post
I'm hoping to see Latendresse with Lapierre perhaps with Higgins on the RW in a more shoot first role. My thinking is Latendresse likes to pass, Lapierre seems to be learning how to bass, and Higgins has a great wrist shot but can't seem to get it off often enough.
I think Lats is a shooter more than a passer -- but he can do both, so when he's paired up with Lapierre (shoot, shoot, shoot) he does tend to pass more. Lats has a good shot -- probably better than Higgins', and he seems to bury it more often.

I wouldn't use Lats on LW and Higgins on RW -- they tried it once last year with Koivu at C and it didn't work too well. Lats was a RWer in junior, he should be at RW if that line materializes.

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