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02-06-2008, 05:44 PM
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Now observe StreiMMermlik demonstrate his thoughts about Higgins.

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Within 3 years the guy will be potting 30-40 goals a season and 1st unit PK duty.

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Now observe StreiMMermlik demonstrate his thoughts about Higgins.
I don't even need to... everybody here knows them.

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Prophetic?

I started this thread way back when in October.

If Higgins buries his open-net chance on the 5-on-3 early in the first on Kovalev's feed, we have a different game and different series.

If Higgins buries his half open-net chance in the 3rd Saturday (instead of shooting straight at Biron) when the score was 3-2 Philly, we probably go on to win the game and lead teh series 2-0.

How many bloody glorious scoring chances can the SAME guy miss in a year???

In a tight playoff game when goals are at a premium, these blown open nets are as costly as soft goals given at the other end.

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04-28-2008, 08:55 PM
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damn man!!!!!
we should of won
yes he misses,prolly pees on the toilet seat

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so does Kovalev and Pleks, start ragging on them too.

At least Higgs is sacrificing defensively.

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I started this thread way back when in October.

If Higgins buries his open-net chance on the 5-on-3 early in the first on Kovalev's feed, we have a different game and different series.

If Higgins buries his half open-net chance in the 3rd Saturday (instead of shooting straight at Biron) when the score was 3-2 Philly, we probably go on to win the game and lead teh series 2-0.

How many bloody glorious scoring chances can the SAME guy miss in a year???

In a tight playoff game when goals are at a premium, these blown open nets are as costly as soft goals given at the other end.


People jumped on me when I said that Chris Higgins has Stone Hands and the guy can't score to save his life...

If only he'd bury 5% of all his scoring chances, The Habs would probably lead this series 3-0...


40 goals scorer huh ?!?! haha joke of the year !!



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04-28-2008, 09:27 PM
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Ridiculous how some dudes here appear to still beleive we're wrong and that they're really right.

Higgins is a good, hard-working player. He is a 55 points guy when matched on a first line with first line time, but when he has nobody to play with, he is nothing more than a 40 points guy responsible defensively.

He's not a star.

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04-28-2008, 09:31 PM
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People jumped on me when I said that Chris Higgins has Stone Hands and the guy can't score to save his life...

If only he'd bury 5% of all his scoring chances, The Habs would probably lead this series 3-0...


40 goals scorer huh ?!?! haha joke of the year !!



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04-28-2008, 09:47 PM
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Ridiculous how some dudes here appear to still beleive we're wrong and that they're really right.

Higgins is a good, hard-working player. He is a 55 points guy when matched on a first line with first line time, but when he has nobody to play with, he is nothing more than a 40 points guy responsible defensively.

He's not a star.
I like Higgins a lot, he brings jam to the koivu line, great at winning battles in the corners, good at leveraging his body and coming out with the puck. Maybe doesnt have great hands but he's an important part of that line.

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If Chris can't even complete Saku who's been playing like a mad man, what is it going to take for him to wake up? Heck even damn elephant slow Carter that usualy has no drive has scored a big goal so far.

If Higgins doesn't play better and if the Habs gets eliminated by Philly it should be a priority for the Habs to realise that the guy is no leader and trade him once and for all.

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I like Higgins a lot, he brings jam to the koivu line, great at winning battles in the corners, good at leveraging his body and coming out with the puck. Maybe doesnt have great hands but he's an important part of that line.
Higgins has won a big ZERO battles in the corners so far. He also has never come out of the corner with pucks. Heck he hasn't done that in ages! Sometime I feel like people are imagining things that are not there.


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If Chris can't even complete Saku who's been playing like a mad man, what is it going to take for him to wake up? Heck even damn elephant slow Carter that usualy has no drive has scored a big goal so far.

If Higgins doesn't play better and if the Habs gets eliminated by Philly it should be a priority for the Habs to realise that the guy is no leader and trade him once and for all.



Higgins has won a big ZERO battles in the corners so far. He also has never come out of the corner with pucks. Heck he hasn't done that in ages! Sometime I feel like people are imagining things that are not there.

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Christopher Higgins has been a useless puke in this whole playoff plain and simple !!

The guy can't even produce with the 2 best forwards on this team and some people still think he has 30 goals potential ?! LOL !! His Stone hands and lack of offensive vision is eye popping !!

Let's kick this guy out of this town while he has some value, because he is no leader and is a border line 3rd/2nd liner

Sergei Kostitsyn has dwarfed Christopher Higgins in this year's playoff and the guy is just a freakkin Rookie for god sake !!

People who think that Chris Higgins is a good player should just remove their rosed glasses because this guy will never produce as expected. You don't win a Stanley cup with a guy like Chris Higgins on you're first line sorry.



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04-30-2008, 09:25 PM
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A.Kostitsyn-Koivu-Kovalev
Higgins-Plekanec-S.Kostitsyn

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04-30-2008, 09:28 PM
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Higgins is a hardworking version of Bulis who goes in the corners.

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C'mon, people have too high of an expectation for Higgy, he's a very good 3rd liner on a SC potential winning team. Mtl needs him, the pieces are starting to come together, they're just a little out of place at the moment. If things go as planned as far as the drafting, and BG can secure a top FA here and there over the next couple of yrs the Habs will be a force.


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Higgins is a hardworking version of Bulis who goes in the corners.

That's why I said that you can't win a Stanley cup with this guy on you're first line.

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C'mon, people have to high of an expectation for Higgy, he's a very good 3rd liner on a SC potential winning team. Mtl needs him, the pieces are starting to come together, they're just a little out of place at the moment. If things go as planned as far as the drafting, and BG can secure a top FA here and there over the next couple of yrs the Habs will be a force.
You have it about right.
When we think of a stacked cup winner, Higgins would be the best 3rd line winger in the league, of course Pleks would also make it as the best 3rd center in the league.
As for the 1st and 2nd top lines, on a stacked team, each of the top 6 players have great speed, great hands, great shot and at least good to great size.

We all thought the habs would not win the cup this year but could make it deep in the playoffs. The Habs are close to a top club status. Still need a top center and a top winger and Gainey has a war chest to buy them.

Defence is much better then last year but on a stacked team the Habs still need 2 new very very good young d-men.

Price will do just fine thank you.

No matter what, Gainey will do some moves in the off season.

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but but he has speed, leadership potential and will one day score 40 goals

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Higgins is a good 3rd line player who can fill in the top6 in case of injury. Has no hands, good utility player with some offensive skill.

case closed, I'd like to see him on our third line with Chip next year.

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Higgins is a good 3rd line player who can fill in the top6 in case of injury. Has no hands, good utility player with some offensive skill.

case closed, I'd like to see him on our third line with Chip next year.

Agreed !!

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How many 3rd line players do you know that score 27 goals??

Maybe the guy isnt producing as he should be in the playoffs but to say he's a 3rd liner?

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It's so difficult having to explain to people how Higgins is 24 in only his second post-season.


Think about it for a second, why do I have to explain this?


I don't know why people blame and bash him for putting him in a position he's not ready yet.

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It's so difficult having to explain to people how Higgins is 24 in only his second post-season.


Think about it for a second, why do I have to explain this?


I don't know why people blame and bash him for putting him in a position he's not ready yet.
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It's so difficult having to explain to people how Higgins is 24 in only his second post-season.


Think about it for a second, why do I have to explain this?


I don't know why people blame and bash him for putting him in a position he's not ready yet.
S. Kostitsyn : 1 playoffs, is 21
A. Kostitsyn : 1 playoffs, is 23
Kostopoulos : 1 playoffs, plays 12 minutes a game with Smolinski/Begin


All these guys have played 1 time in the playoffs, and are all in front of Higgins in scoring. Plus the fact Higgins is not doing anything just yet...

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S. Kostitsyn : 1 playoffs, is 21
A. Kostitsyn : 1 playoffs, is 23
Kostopoulos : 1 playoffs, plays 12 minutes a game with Smolinski/Begin


All these guys have played 1 time in the playoffs, and are all in front of Higgins in scoring. Plus the fact Higgins is not doing anything just yet...
Those stats are pretty irrelevant.

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