It amazes me how quickly we think anyone not on the Habs is junk!
Does anyone remember that Higgins--Pleky and AK46 were a pretty darn good line when they first came up!
I would take Higgy back and get rid of Lats in a hearbeat!!!
Higgins can skate and yes he has a good wrist shot!!!
His confidence is shot right now, but in terms of updside..Higgins still has some...Lats does not!
Salary cap would be an issue though!
Yeah!!!!!!!! lats sure has reached his ceiling... And the point is not replacing Lats in the line-up, it's about adding another winger to play on the second line. Lats is on the 3rd... Nice try though. You found a way to bash Latendresse out of nowhere.
Markov's injury gives us plenty of additional space on the cap.
I liked Higgins but I wonder whether something negative is going on in his personal life these days. He just doesn't play with the same passion and joy that he used to. If he really does have some personal baggage these days, he's not worth a draft pick. I'm guessing Gainey has a pretty good idea of what's going on with this young man.