So who's playing themselves into a trade
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11-29-2009, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by
Boom Boom Geoffrion
I can only name 2 forwards on this team generating more scoring chances than Higgins. If this sucky player is getting more opportunity's than his peers, what does that say about them?
Higgins was struggling real bad early in the season. He was terrible, actually. But his game has elevated significantly.
Right now the only problem with Higgins' game, is his lack of scoring. He's hitting the post, or getting robbed, or catching the puck on an angle, etc.. He's snake-bitten. But he's playing good hockey. He's forcing turnovers, winning 1-on-1 battles, and so on. He also has been close to terrific defensively.
How many other players on this roster can you say this about?
I appreciate the finer points of hockey Higgins isn't even that good at those.
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Instead, you whine about Lisin not getting ice-time. Lisin. We traded Korpikoski, for a one-dimensional player who does have offensive tools, but rarely displays them.
I've seen plenty of Envers kind. They put up a couple of sexy youtube highlights, and you guys ultimately fall in love with them because you think that's what Hockey is about.
If you honestly believe Higgins is worthless, then explain to me how he's averaged over 20G a year throughout his career? Don't hate him for not being a great 1st line player. Learn to appreciate the finer details in the game before calling a pretty good two-way NHL player, worthless.
I can name 12 players who are converting on there scoring chances more often than Higgins so that point is basically moot. Who cares if the guy takes 12 bad angle shots and has 7 wrap around attempts a game he isn't converting them into points.
Petr Prucha scored 30 once, so did Radek Dvorak and numerous other NHL scrubs.
post where I support Lisin at all, other than sarcasm. I never said anything positive about Lisin, in fact he was on the same list as Higgins when I called players out for being worthless.
I enjoy the finer points of Hockey, Higgins simply isn't very good at those either.
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