Maybe its because you havent realized his potential yet...wait and see...
i think i have, it's just that higgins is and will be allot better player than him, pleks impressed me last year and showed he's solid in the few playoff games he played and if you look at my earlier posts i'm very high on him and see his potential as a very very solid 3rd line centreman.
but i think anyone who places him above higgins is either overrating pleks or really underrating higgins or havnt watched enough of them last year.
thats my realization. higgins is going to be special, while pleks will be good
higgs should get about 10-20 more points than pleks this year and start showing his leadership qualities to the club,
pleks got the 2nd line centre job as a defualt of poor depth at centre, BUT... he has an amazing oppertunity to prove himself playing with 2 great wingers,
I think you are really underrating Plekanec.
He has great vision, great speed, plays very well defensively, has a decent shot and makes incredible passes. Just watch him play. You can tell he really is a gifted player and can really control the puck.
I see him as a sort of mini Koivu.
Higgins is more of a scorer and is more involved physically. He's GREAT with the puck around the boards and I think they will get around the same amount of points.
He and Higgins are totally different players and I think they would play REALLY well together.