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06-02-2006, 02:17 PM
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Woodlief on Higgins in his draft year

Greensboro nc: What about this Yale kid Higgins? Is he too small to be an impact player? If not, who would you compare him to. Briere maybe?

Kyle Woodlief: I don't think Chris Higgins will ever score 30 goals in the NHL like Briere did this year. I don't think he's talented enough at his size to be an impact player. I would view him more as a third-line high energy player.

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Higgins played great all season and I hope he keeps it up next year.

But those who think that he'll be a 30-35 goal scorer year after year may be dissapointed.

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Higgins played great all season and I hope he keeps it up next year.

But those who think that he'll be a 30-35 goal scorer year after year may be dissapointed.
Yeah! As much as I like Higgins, he played out of his ******* mind for most of the second part of the season! But hey! If he become a regular 30 goals scorer, I won't complain!

Edit : Typo

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06-02-2006, 02:32 PM
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Woodlief on Higgins in his draft year

Greensboro nc: What about this Yale kid Higgins? Is he too small to be an impact player? If not, who would you compare him to. Briere maybe?

Kyle Woodlief: I don't think Chris Higgins will ever score 30 goals in the NHL like Briere did this year. I don't think he's talented enough at his size to be an impact player. I would view him more as a third-line high energy player.
As I keep reading past Redlines I keep losing respect for Kyle Woodlief. I don't know rather to stop reading past editions of Redline or just be glad to have something to read.

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I think he can have a Ryan Smyth-like career staying in front of the net and getting the odd 30 goals here and there.

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He's always been an offensive player throughout his career and i never understood why anyone would think differently

Maybe because he's responsible in all 3 zones

There's this stigma with Chris Higgins that he's some super defensive forward with 'some' offensive potential. Truth is, he's an offensive forward first and foremost, he just also happens to have good defensive awareness.

Furthermore, one thing surprised me about Higgins this season. It's his strength, especially along the boards. While he's not huge in stature 6' 195lbs, his strength allows him to play much bigger.

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Higgins played great all season and I hope he keeps it up next year.

But those who think that he'll be a 30-35 goal scorer year after year may be dissapointed.
It all depends...if Higgins plays with a guy like Koivu next year and is healthy, 30-35 goals isn't out of the question, in fact, it's quite attainable. If you put Higgins in an offensive role, he'll produce.

Why would you think he's incapable of scoring 30 or 35 goals?

He's got the shot, fearlessness, tenacity and instincts to do just that.

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06-02-2006, 03:16 PM
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Chris Higgins = Chris Drury

Both are responsible two-way players who are capable of scoring 30 goals and 60-70 points per season.

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Chris Higgins = Chris Drury

Both are responsible two-way players who are capable of scoring 30 goals and 60-70 points per season.
I hope Higgins will be as good as Drury because Drury as a lot of skills, not sure if Higgins as the same potential

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I hope Higgins will be as good as Drury because Drury as a lot of skills, not sure if Higgins as the same potential
Higgins is tougher and stronger less of a playmaker may be a better scorer.

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I honestly think he's going to be a great player for us in the years to come. Due to his adoration of the habs... he should be a lifer (along with buddy, Mikey Komisarek) ...
I believe that we've only seen the tip of the iceberg for Higgins... What many havent realized was he was a kid on draft day... but he's seriously worked out over the past couple of years... He's very dedicated on helping our squad out... IMO he'll be even better next year.

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It all depends...if Higgins plays with a guy like Koivu next year and is healthy, 30-35 goals isn't out of the question, in fact, it's quite attainable. If you put Higgins in an offensive role, he'll produce.

Why would you think he's incapable of scoring 30 or 35 goals?

He's got the shot, fearlessness, tenacity and instincts to do just that.

i usually agree with your posts.....And i agree once again....

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It all depends...if Higgins plays with a guy like Koivu next year and is healthy, 30-35 goals isn't out of the question, in fact, it's quite attainable. If you put Higgins in an offensive role, he'll produce.

Why would you think he's incapable of scoring 30 or 35 goals?

He's got the shot, fearlessness, tenacity and instincts to do just that.
and speed.

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I hope Higgins will be as good as Drury because Drury as a lot of skills, not sure if Higgins as the same potential
I don't want to sound like an ortograph complainer but since i saw the same mistake twice... It's "has" and not "as"

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The thing that amazed me about Higgins in the first half on the season was how many posts he hit. My buddy who's an Oiler fan first brought it to my attention.....he was bitter K Lowe switched the pick and selected J Ninimaki. BTW he's not bitter right now.

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As like 417 said, Chris is a special player. He could play a top 6 role...because he has some skills and interesting speed. When I saw him in college, he was smaller then he is. I thought, he wouldn't be a really dominant player as well but his speed really impressed me. He has above average acceleration I'd say. He can score 25 and plus goals, fairly easily if he plays top 6 role for like a complete season. He's really a solid pk'er too, I'm glad we drafted him.

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I think he's the kind of guy which is realle hard to place in a category of players... some players are playmakers, others pure goal-scorers... others just have HUGE speed (bulis loll), some are defensive forwards...

but where would you place Higgins?? I'm unable...

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I think he's the kind of guy which is realle hard to place in a category of players... some players are playmakers, others pure goal-scorers... others just have HUGE speed (bulis loll), some are defensive forwards...

but where would you place Higgins?? I'm unable...
He's a rare breed, he is. He can play at any position in any situation (although I have yet to see him in goal, I assume he is pretty decent ). For too long we've had players that excelled at one apect of the game, but not the other aspects. (Ex Perrault, Bulis). He's the kind of 3 dimentional player you win cups with... with the appropriate supporting cast of course.

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I'm absolutely sold on Higgins. He does all the little things so well and he works so hard. Although he has an awkward upward skating stride, his takeoff and speed is absolutely incredible.

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