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Canucks Re-Sign Chris Higgins to 2-Year, $3.8m Deal ($1.9m/year cap hit)

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07-01-2011, 09:47 AM
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Canucks Re-Sign Chris Higgins to 2-Year, $3.8m Deal ($1.9m/year cap hit)

VAN is also close to agreeing to terms on a 2-year deal with Chris Higgins, but hearing it's not quite done yet.
https://twitter.com/#!/TSNBobMcKenzi...07612506636290

Update: Done

Confirmed, VAN signs Higgins to two year deal with annual cap hit of $1.9M.
https://twitter.com/#!/TSNBobMcKenzi...25728204742656


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That would be pretty damn nice. Also reports that the lines of communication between the Canucks and Torres are still open, but he's going to see what other offers are out there.

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Higgins is a perfect fit next to Malhotra and Hansen on the 3rd line. His ability to move up the lineup is also very valuable.

Really hope this is true. Somewhere in the $1.75-2mil per range.

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CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR

FORWARDS
Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Alexandre Burrows ($2.000m)
Ville Leino ($4.000m) / Ryan Kesler ($5.000m) / Cody Hodgson ($1.666m)
Chris Higgins ($2.500m) / Manny Malhotra ($2.500m) / Jannik Hansen ($1.100m)
Mason Raymond ($2.550m) / Maxim Lapierre ($1.000m) / Mikael Samuelsson ($2.500m)
Jeff Tambellini ($0.500m)

DEFENSEMEN
Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m) / Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m)
Alexander Edler ($3.250m) / Sami Salo ($2.000m)
Keith Ballard ($4.200m) / Andrew Alberts ($1.225m)
Aaron Rome ($0.750m)

GOALTENDERS
Roberto Luongo ($5.333m) / Cory Schneider ($0.900m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,275,000; BONUSES: $850,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $25,000

Now that is DAMN good!

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Higgins is a perfect fit next to Malhotra and Hansen on the 3rd line. His ability to move up the lineup is also very valuable.

Really hope this is true. Somewhere in the $1.75-2mil per range.
Has my gut been lying to me?

I haven't eaten anything yet today so it might have not been thinking clearly...

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Has my gut been lying to me?

I haven't eaten anything yet today so it might have not been thinking clearly...
You didn't think Sami would sign?

IMO Higgins is one of the most desirable free agent forwards. Good ES producer, solid PK'er, versatile, hard working, gritty enough for the playoffs.

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DTS' expected salary range sounds about right for Higgins. I was really impressed with his grinding, physical and two-way game. Too streaky to be consistently in the top-six, but can at least fill spot duty in a pinch. Hopefully the Canucks can work something out.

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CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR

FORWARDS
Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Alexandre Burrows ($2.000m)
Ville Leino ($4.000m) / Ryan Kesler ($5.000m) / Cody Hodgson ($1.666m)
Chris Higgins ($2.500m) / Manny Malhotra ($2.500m) / Jannik Hansen ($1.100m)
Mason Raymond ($2.550m) / Maxim Lapierre ($1.000m) / Mikael Samuelsson ($2.500m)
Jeff Tambellini ($0.500m)

DEFENSEMEN
Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m) / Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m)
Alexander Edler ($3.250m) / Sami Salo ($2.000m)
Keith Ballard ($4.200m) / Andrew Alberts ($1.225m)
Aaron Rome ($0.750m)

GOALTENDERS
Roberto Luongo ($5.333m) / Cory Schneider ($0.900m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,275,000; BONUSES: $850,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $25,000

Now that is DAMN good!
IMO Higgins @ 2.5 is too much, he should not be getting the same as Sammy and Raymond, both should be higher on the depth chart than him when healthy.

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Higgins is a perfect fit next to Malhotra and Hansen on the 3rd line. His ability to move up the lineup is also very valuable.

Really hope this is true. Somewhere in the $1.75-2mil per range.
With how the signings are going so far this year (for other teams), wouldn't be surprised if Gillis has to go for 2.25m or even 2.5m to keep him here. I don't necessarily think that's great value, but that's what it might take.

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The forward depth on this team is going to be scary.

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Didn't see Higgins returning guess thought he was going back East. Laich signing that ridiculous contract made that decision easier for Gillis. Decent Tweener for the bottom lines, still hoping theres an upgrade for the second...

Higgins - Malhotra - Raymond
X - Laperierre - Hansen

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Didn't see Higgins returning guess thought he was going back East. Laich signing that ridiculous contract made that decision easier for Gillis. Decent Tweener for the bottom lines, still hoping theres an upgrade for the second...

Higgins - Malhotra - Raymond
X - Laperierre - Hansen
Where'd we get Laperierre from?

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You didn't think Sami would sign?

IMO Higgins is one of the most desirable free agent forwards. Good ES producer, solid PK'er, versatile, hard working, gritty enough for the playoffs.
I knew Sami would.

I didn't think Higgy would based on a rumours I read about him and Gillis being miles apart on money and him wanting to play in the East.

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With how the signings are going so far this year (for other teams), wouldn't be surprised if Gillis has to go for 2.25m or even 2.5m to keep him here. I don't necessarily think that's great value, but that's what it might take.
$2.5mil seems a little high but what contract won't be deemed overpayment today?

Higgins was on pace for 38ES points in Florida - nearly identical to Kesler's 39 points.

He's an underrated player. Higgins gives you good value and production for the minutes he gets. Very similar to Jannik Hansen IMO.

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I don't really know if I want Higgins back..I hope Gillis is looking at UFA wingers that could provide a little more offense.

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$2.5mil seems a little high but what contract won't be deemed overpayment today?

Higgins was on pace for 38ES points in Florida - nearly identical to Kesler's 39 points.

He's an underrated player. Higgins gives you good value and production for the minutes he gets. Very similar to Jannik Hansen IMO.
Yup, I agree. I like him and he provides a lot of the things we don't have much of. Plus he was CLUTCH until he got that foot injury and then still played really well with it.

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I don't really know if I want Higgins back..I hope Gillis is looking at UFA wingers that could provide a little more offense.
In a 3rd line role with spot duty on the 2nd he'll be a great signing. If he's expected to be full time on the 2nd line then its a mistake. Money will be the key issue, if he comes in under $2m, perfect. Over $2m and its not as good.

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In a 3rd line role with spot duty on the 2nd he'll be a great signing. If he's expected to be full time on the 2nd line then its a mistake. Money will be the key issue, if he comes in under $2m, perfect. Over $2m and its not as good.
This pretty much sums it up, although I would be OK with as high as $2.5m. (I think he'd fetch that or better on the open market, TBH). If it's anything less than that, I would be tickled pink.

And he should absolutely be used as a third liner/spot duty second liner. Not consistent enough offensively to be a permanent fixture in the top six.

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I don't really know if I want Higgins back..I hope Gillis is looking at UFA wingers that could provide a little more offense.
Higgins can provide excellent offense at even strength from the 3rd line. One of the better two-way 3rd liners in the league.

I highly doubt Gillis is bringing him back to play on the 2nd line. Though he still has that ability if injuries hit the top 6 again.

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4.5 over 2 years.

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4.5 over 2 years.
Guessing or confirming?

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Throwing it out there...

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Throwing it out there...
would be nice to be clear about that

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lol at our local reporters not even being able to scoop this kind of stuff... what a collection of incompetent fools

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Wasn't Chris Higgins' brother on here at some point? Where is he when you need him!

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