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10-06-2006, 10:05 PM
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Higgins...beast of nature?

With Christopher Higgin's dominating performances as of late, is it safe to assume that this man is a human being, or most likely an android-cyborg made to play hockey. Will the NHL allow him to keep playing, or will they ban him because he is too good? Thoughts?

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10-06-2006, 10:07 PM
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I am honestly surprised with Higgins. At this time last year I really wasn't expecting much of him but now he's playing like a vet. Not a Montreal vet, mind you. They don't really play.

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You know what, I had a kid playing basketball with my team in Junior High. He was so good, the opposing players parents complained so much that he was kicked out of the league. He ended up joining a men's league and I never heard from him again. The MAN better not have similar plans for Higgins.

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I think he'll have a 30-30 campaign. Damn that line with Ryder is scary. Ryder had a good game too and I wouldn't be surprised if he clipped the 35-40 goal plateau.

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10-06-2006, 10:12 PM
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Higgins will score more than 40 goals, bank on it

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10-06-2006, 10:13 PM
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That was a pretty sick feed to Koivu on his last goal too. We got a keeper

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He's slowly starting to be my favourite player of this team and the whole league. What a beast...and he didn't really have '' BIG SCORING CHANCES" he was there at the right time...and his shot was accurate.

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That line was dyn-o-mite tonight and picked up where they left off, and you know damn well there will be backchecking. Higgins snatching the puck away from Sabres on a number of occasions and protection is awesome to see, not like he's huge, though solid of course.

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to Higgins!

Now, would the real Alexander Perezhogin please stand up!

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10-06-2006, 11:15 PM
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Chris Higgins is going to put himself into star status if he keeps this up. Everytime he touches the puck it is exciting. Soon everyone around the league will be talking about this kid.

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10-06-2006, 11:33 PM
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Quit it, youre going to jinx him!!!

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The most nice and complete garbageman ever.

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I'm not comparing both, but there was a lot of talk that Higgins wouldn't be able to score that many goals in the Bigs. And it seems that the plan is that Chipchura won't be either.....I hope it turn out the same way for Chipper.....

I always thought that Higgins would be nothing more but a very great 3rd liner and nothing else and then it seems that's what I think about Chipchura as well. If Chipper can hurry his progression, can we think a 2nd line of Kovy-Chipper-Sammy/Perez might be possible later in the year if Pleks is then know as a good 3rd liner himself????

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that pass out front to kovalev on the powerplay was sick, higgins will rip it up this year! 25-30 goals.

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Is it fair to compare him to a young Mark Rechie?

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Is it fair to compare him to a young Mark Rechie?
Recchi is a very solid comparison.

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Recchi is a very solid comparison.
i think Higgins can be more related to Carbonneau IMO.

Solid on PK, Good scoring chance, create opportunity and always rush for the puck.

When this guy around, he always cause a giveaway, or atleast, 2-3 per game

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i think Higgins can be more related to Carbonneau IMO.

Solid on PK, Good scoring chance, create opportunity and always rush for the puck.

When this guy around, he always cause a giveaway, or atleast, 2-3 per game
I totally agree, I think he's a great mix of both Recchi and Carbonneau really. But I think he's better offensively than Carbo and better defensively than Recchi. All comparisons put aside, Higgins is a guy any NHL team would love to have and I'm glad the Canadiens are the ones that have him.

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I'm not comparing both, but there was a lot of talk that Higgins wouldn't be able to score that many goals in the Bigs. And it seems that the plan is that Chipchura won't be either.....I hope it turn out the same way for Chipper.....

I always thought that Higgins would be nothing more but a very great 3rd liner and nothing else and then it seems that's what I think about Chipchura as well. If Chipper can hurry his progression, can we think a 2nd line of Kovy-Chipper-Sammy/Perez might be possible later in the year if Pleks is then know as a good 3rd liner himself????
There is a significant difference between Higgins and Chipchura. Higgins has always been a goal scorer, from college, to the AHL and now in the NHL.

Chipchura has never been a goalscorer and simply does not shoot the puck near as well as Higgins. Higgins probably isn't a true scoring forward in the NHL but his speed and shot allow him to play on scoring lines. Chipchura lacks both speed and a scorers shot, therefore it is highly unlikely that he will ever be given the opportunity that Higgins was given.

If all goes well Chipchura will be centering the third line sometime in the near future. If he doesn't develop much more he should still be a quality 4th line center and a good leader.

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The most nice and complete garbageman ever.
If you think Higgins is a garbageman, then Perezhogin is the vermin that feeds off the slime on Higgins' boots.

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Higgins is nothing without a good playmaker tho.


Well.. nothing.. he is still a pretty good 2way player but with limited offensive production... so actually he is pretty damn good

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That was a pretty sick feed to Koivu on his last goal too. We got a keeper
I don;t want to busrt your bubble but if you look at the replay Higgins was actually trying to shoot the ouck at the net and not make a pass.

It did look good though.

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Higgins is nothing without a good playmaker tho.


Well.. nothing.. he is still a pretty good 2way player but with limited offensive production... so actually he is pretty damn good
then Gagné is a good comparison imo

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Like I always say, I've loved him since his WJHC days, where he totally impressed me and I knew he'd turn out to be a great player in the NHL. (not that it took a genius)

I was very happy the habs took him

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then Gagné is a good comparison imo
What about Iginla

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