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02-28-2011, 02:17 PM
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[VAN/FLA] Chris Higgins for Evan Oberg and a 3rd round pick

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02-28-2011, 02:26 PM
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Good trade. Higgins is a good bottom-6 player.

Nice to see Oberg gone as well.

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02-28-2011, 02:36 PM
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BOOYAKASHA!

not bad GMMG, not bad at all. Kind sad to see Oreskobenchpress go, but i'm sure he can be out 13th forward.

Higgins- has gotten 50 pts. LW
Lapierre- anyone know much about this mung?

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4th line center. I really liked him last year when he was playing with Montreal. Haven't seen much of him this year.

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We got MacGregor Sharp as well in the Lapierre deal

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GREAT ADDITIONS MG! Lapierre is young and a RFA. I expect him to be a part of this organization if all goes well for a couple years at least.

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02-28-2011, 02:45 PM
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Higgens is a perfect stop gap, for the second line if raymond struggles continue.

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Good pickups.

Hopefully Higgins can play center. Lapierre will be a good playoff pest and has half decent size as well.

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Higgens is a perfect stop gap, for the second line if raymond struggles continue.
this, love these deals..

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Higgins can be a very good player when he's got his **** together. Let's hope coming into a winning dressing room will turn him around.

Either way, nothing of value was lost in the other direction so can't complain here.

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02-28-2011, 02:48 PM
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And picked up a farmhand forward, damn.

Gillis done good.

Dealt assets we weren't needing at all for legitimate NHL players to fill out our roster.

No more Bolduc/Desbiens/Etc. inexperience on the 4th line

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Kings fan here - I really like the pickup of Higgins. He's solid at both ends of the ice and I think his offensive output can increase depending on who he plays with.

Good pickup by Vancouver IMO.

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02-28-2011, 02:50 PM
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Amazingly GMMG didn't give up a 1st or 2nd or one of our top prospects.

I would have thought Tanev would be one of the sought after assets with his play.

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For those who like numbers:

Higgins has 23 points (at EV/SH, no PP) in 48 games this season which projects to 39 over a full season - those are second line EV numbers. He's played the toughest competition on Florida, has the best Corsi of their forwards, and only Reasoner has started in his own zone a greater proportion of the time. He's gotten excellent results this season.

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Higgins has been excellent this year in Florida and has really turned his game back around. He can move up and down the lineup and is the perfect guy to slot into Raymond's spot on Kesler's wing if he continues to struggle.

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Doublepost fail.

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02-28-2011, 03:00 PM
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For those who like numbers:

Higgins has 23 points (at EV/SH, no PP) in 48 games this season which projects to 39 over a full season - those are second line EV numbers. He's played the toughest competition on Florida, has the best Corsi of their forwards, and only Reasoner has started in his own zone a greater proportion of the time. He's gotten excellent results this season.
Could realistically take Mason Raymond's job alongside Kesler. Comparable offensive output at even strength.

Lapierre gives the Canucks another strong faceoff man and now the team has 2 LH centremen and 2 RH centremen that are strong in the dot. Lapierre's career average is around 53%.

Would have prefered Reasoner but Higgins and Lapierre are 2 solid moves. The Canucks depth through 4 lines, on defense and in goal is about as good as you'll ever see.

The only thing better than seeing the Canucks address their needs is watching their competition in the West stand pat for the most. The West is as wide open as it's ever been...

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02-28-2011, 03:01 PM
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I like both of the moves, especially since we didn't give up much at all. I'm not going to be one to bash Oberg, but he had clearly fallen behind a ton of guys in our system and was never going to make it up here.

I have no idea how the lines will play out up front but it definitely gives us some options going forward.

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Averages 2:01 per game on the PK(only Reasoner and Dvorak averaged more amongst forwards in Florida) and 46% in the faceoff circle(at least he's not completely inept in that department). Can also put up points in bunches. Seems like a guy that could slide into a variety of spots in the lineup. Nice pickup and good for the team's depth.

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02-28-2011, 03:13 PM
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he can play some center right? anyone who knows his game know if he can competently center the 2PP?

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Averages 2:01 per game on the PK(only Reasoner and Dvorak averaged more amongst forwards in Florida) and 46% in the faceoff circle(at least he's not completely inept in that department). Can also put up points in bunches. Seems like a guy that could slide into a variety of spots in the lineup. Nice pickup and good for the team's depth.
I was wondering why we didn't get a natural center, but check out Lapierre... 54.6% faceoffs on 183 face-offs this season...

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02-28-2011, 03:14 PM
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Averages 2:01 per game on the PK(only Reasoner and Dvorak averaged more amongst forwards in Florida) and 46% in the faceoff circle(at least he's not completely inept in that department). Can also put up points in bunches. Seems like a guy that could slide into a variety of spots in the lineup. Nice pickup and good for the team's depth.
With the addition of Lapierre and Higgins this should mean Tanner Glass doesn't play another shift on the PK and that's worth something - Glass hasn't been effective whatsoever killing penalties this season.

Higgins is basically a 20-20 guy. If he fits the sytem well could be retained as well.

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Averages 2:01 per game on the PK(only Reasoner and Dvorak averaged more amongst forwards in Florida) and 46% in the faceoff circle(at least he's not completely inept in that department). Can also put up points in bunches. Seems like a guy that could slide into a variety of spots in the lineup. Nice pickup and good for the team's depth.
Agree. Seems versatile. Having more players that can play on the PK is huge when it comes to the inevitable injuries in the playoffs and if our PKers are in the box.

Seems like he's not slouch in the skating department either.

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Lol I wonder if Oberg cracks the Panthers' top six right away. After dealing away McCabe, Wideman and Allen they only have five defencemen on their roster right now and I don't think they have any particularly experienced guys in the minors to call up.

If so then good for him, but man that has the potential to be a trainwreck.

I was lukewarm about the Higgins acquisition but he seems to be doing alright this year. There does seem to have been a lot of negativity surrounding him after his couple of really good years in Montreal though. I think the Canucks will be his fifth team in about 4 years.

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