For what it's worth, I'm in Calgary and obviously work with a bunch of Flames fans. A lot of guys saying they wish they never got rid of him in Calgary and he should be good for Van around the office today.
Pretty solid deal for Higgins too. I basically see him as playing a role similar to Torres unless Raymond doesn't bump the slump, in which case he's probably as close to a top-6 forward as the Canucks were reasonably gonna get.
Anyone know if Higgins and Lapierre were linemates at any point in Montreal?
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 can't believe Tallon got such a small return on these three veteran defensemen. How is an over-the-hill Samsonov going to help Florida?
good deal versatile player that can play up/down the lineup. another pk presence. he's got a goal's scorers touch. if raymond falters, higgins can be in that lw position with kes/sammy. kudos to gillis without touching the current roster.