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03-11-2008, 04:24 PM
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isn't it obvious enough?

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Well either way...it's not Higgins' professionalism here that should be in question. It's Grabovsky's lack their of.

I don't have a problem with what Higgins said, my problem is that it happened 3 or 4 days ago and the Habs are at a crucial point in the season, it's not the time for that right now.

Off ice distractions can be really detrimental to teams, look at the Ottawa Senators.
Nose Candy Emery's in a whole different league though .

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03-11-2008, 04:26 PM
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Nose Candy Emery's in a whole different league though .
zing!

For real though...who cares about the Grabovsky situation though. The Habs are in a position they haven't been in 15 years, you'd think there are better stories to talk about

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03-11-2008, 04:27 PM
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Well either way...it's not Higgins' professionalism here that should be in question. It's Grabovsky's lack their of.

I don't have a problem with what Higgins said, my problem is that it happened 3 or 4 days ago and the Habs are at a crucial point in the season, it's not the time for that right now.

Off ice distractions can be really detrimental to teams, look at the Ottawa Senators.
In a nutshell......

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03-11-2008, 04:27 PM
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At least Higgins has b@llllls to say what so many others are too chicken to.

Not like our Captain will stand up and talk like he has any.

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At least Higgins has b@llllls to say what so many others are too chicken to.

Not like our Captain will stand up and talk like he has any.
I don't know if this sarcasm but come on!

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zing!

For real though...who cares about the Grabovsky situation though. The Habs are in a position they haven't been in 15 years, you'd think there are better stories to talk about
Bingo . For monsieur et madame les pottineurs, there's really nothing else.

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03-11-2008, 04:31 PM
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03-11-2008, 04:32 PM
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I guess Higgins and Grabovski won't be drinking a few together anytime soon.

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03-11-2008, 04:32 PM
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I think it sends the wrong message to the kids in the AHL who would give their left nut to play in Montreal.

OFF WITH HIM! THIS IS SPARTA!

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03-11-2008, 04:37 PM
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"...but it's not something we take lightly - that he missed our flight and chose not to be with the team. Obviously, guys weren't too thrilled with that."

I'm not sure where you read into his quote that the players are fine with it and that things have been resolved. I don't see anything like that in his quotes.
he does go on to say that theyve basically given him (grab) the benefit of the doubt in this situation

if you take the situation/statements apart then yes you're point is correct but if you look at the whole volume if you will, he pretty well says "the team wasnt pleased, we decided to give him another chance and move on" its basically a warning if you will to grab and a method of diffusing what could have become a very big distraction with the media

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"...but it's not something we take lightly - that he missed our flight and chose not to be with the team. Obviously, guys weren't too thrilled with that."

I'm not sure where you read into his quote that the players are fine with it and that things have been resolved. I don't see anything like that in his quotes.
You have to be smart and read between the lines. Grab apologised in front of the players. Then Higgins said he's very talented and played well on the first line. But said the players didn't take it lightly. Wich as a fan i'm relieved of hearing. I'm relieved the players cared about the situation and didn't just laughed it up. They didn't like it but accepted his apologies. I mean the kid shouldn't just...get away with it.

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03-11-2008, 04:56 PM
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Higgins is displaying his leadership here. It's obvious that someone other than the coach would have to answer a question about it anyway. The media is digging for any concern that the other players have with Grabovski if there are any. Any other city media would ask questions about what took place. Higgins just happened to be front and center. He was forgiving but critical in some ways. But let's face reality. If Higgins gave Grabs the key to the city endorsment, then the lie would have been as phony as a 3 dollar bill. IMO, he just spoke the obvious.

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Higgins does not have the right (YET) to make those comments. His game aside of killing penalties hasn't been great either.

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03-11-2008, 05:09 PM
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Higgins does not have the right (YET) to make those comments. His game aside of killing penalties hasn't been great either.
And this is especially relevant because he intentionally missed the team plane too.

Wait...

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Chipchura, Halak have gotten the same treatment as Grabovski but they never acted out like he did. Higgins is spot on.

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03-11-2008, 05:11 PM
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Higgins does not have the right (YET) to make those comments. His game aside of killing penalties hasn't been great either.
Higgins didn't comment on Grabovsky's play on the ice. He commented on Grabovsky going AWOL...and he's well within his right to do so, especially since he's got a letter sown on his jersey and is looked too as a leader on the team and is well respected.

This whole argument about him not playing well so he should keep his mouth shut doesn't have any merit, you guys are talking about 2 different things here

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And this is especially relevant because he intentionally missed the team plane too.

Wait...
LOL

I gotta say that this post made me laugh out loud. Hahaha.

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Higgins says all the right things, but at some point (and that point is now!) he's got to start talking with his stick and make things happen offensively. My standards for him are much higher than what he's shown this season...with Pleks likely out again tonight, Higgins and Koivu (and Ryder!) need to step it up.
Just because you expect Higgins to be a 40 goal, 80 point guy, doesn't mean the Habs coaching staff and management expects that. Maybe they expect him to be a 25 goal, 50 point guy, great two-way player, penalty killer, and to wear the A as alternate captain. If that's the case he's living up to expectations. It's not like he's getting paid $5M a year to score goals for us.

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Higgins is alternate captain of the Habs. That alone gives him the right to question anybody and say whatever he wants, especially young players who are NOT leaders of the team, like Grabs.

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Higgins didn't comment on Grabovsky's play on the ice. He commented on Grabovsky going AWOL...and he's well within his right to do so, especially since he's got a letter sown on his jersey and is looked too as a leader on the team and is well respected.

This whole argument about him not playing well so he should keep his mouth shut doesn't have any merit, you guys are talking about 2 different things here
fair enough, however a good leader shows leadership on the ice first and leaves comments regarding players to the coach....he would get more respect from the players that way.

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Chipchura, Halak have gotten the same treatment as Grabovski but they never acted out like he did. Higgins is spot on.
Halak especially was used as a yo yo more than once in the last two years. And he never lost it, always took his pills and never said a damn thing. Halak Rules.

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fair enough, however a good leader shows leadership on the ice first and leaves comments regarding players to the coach....he would get more respect from the players that way.
The results haven't always been there for Higgins...but the effort has.

I never feel as though Higgins is dogging it out there, that letter on his jersey is well deserved. Koivu's got the C, Kovalev's got an "A" as he's looked as the leader of the young Russians on the team and Higgins has the "A" as he's looked as the leader of the young group of players we have.

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fair enough, however a good leader shows leadership on the ice first and leaves comments regarding players to the coach....he would get more respect from the players that way.
leadership and being a leader is more than just playing well on the ice. Being the spokesman is a big part of being the leader.

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leadership and being a leader is more than just playing well on the ice. Being the spokesman is a big part of being the leader.


There's a reason that we don't see Josh Gorges quotes.

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There's a reason that we don't see Josh Gorges quotes.
Because the media are always interviewing the same players...

Higgins, Koivu, Dandenault, Begin, Bouillon and Price

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