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05-04-2006, 05:35 AM
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Qui Gon Dave
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Originally Posted by KOMO_ROCKS
Good thing we kept Higgins. Solid young player.
I'm curious to hear what everyone thinks is the best thing to do with Higgins next year? He plays well with Koivu, so he could stay on the 1st line, but with Perezhogin, Kostitsyn, Kovalev, Ryder and any potential UFA/trade guys coming in (as an example, Selanne) all in the running for top 6 spots next year, how about using him on the 3rd line with Pleks at centre? Reasoning being that if Pleks is deemed ready for the 3rd line C job then he and Higgins already have years of chemistry together so they work well. they are both quick and defensively responsible, won't put their team in trouble and although not big hitters, can get the job done. They also have offensive skills and could provide the basis of a third line that not only shuts down the other team, but can cause some trouble at the other end of the rink. He would get plenty of ice time on the third line too.

How would you guys use Higgins next year? (without assuming we trade half our current team and sign most free agents out there)

EDIT - and yes, as mentioned above, the idea of getting Lang is interesting. Not only for filling the 2nd line C job but for finding someone who has in the past shown good chemistry with Kovalev. The more dangerous that guy is, the more dangerous the team is.

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