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10-17-2008, 04:30 PM
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Chris Higgins is a KEEPER!!!

I am getting sick and tired of the trade rumors involving Chris Higgins.

Canít the poor guy be left alone at once!

He supposedly had a bad season last year, but yet he potted 27 goals and with a little luck he would have scored 15 more, given all the opportunities he just missed.

Heís still young, has plenty of talent, skates like the wind, has tons of leadership, is responsible at both ends of the rink, enjoys Montreal, loves the Habs since heís young, never complains and is a great bargain at around 1.5 Million$.

With half our team going UFA at the end of the year, who in his right mind would trade a guy like this? On the contrary, he should be one of the cornerstones of our franchise for the next several years!

PS: BTW, all the above reasons are why the other teams in the league keep asking for him in any talks with the Habs!

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10-17-2008, 04:31 PM
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How many posts before Erika?

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Higgins is good, I'll give you that...but he ain't no Sergei.





Edit: Damn you Kachino!

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I am getting sick and tired of the trade rumors involving Chris Higgins.

Canít the poor guy be left alone at once!

He supposedly had a bad season last year, but yet he potted 27 goals and with a little luck he would have scored 15 more, given all the opportunities he just missed.

Heís still young, has plenty of talent, skates like the wind, has tons of leadership, is responsible at both ends of the rink, enjoys Montreal, loves the Habs since heís young, never complains and is a great bargain at around 1.5 Million$.

With half our team going UFA at the end of the year, who in his right mind would trade a guy like this? On the contrary, he should be one of the cornerstones of our franchise for the next several years!

PS: BTW, all the above reasons are why the other teams in the league keep asking for him in any talks with the Habs!
HERE HERE! I'm glad somebody finally said it.

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10-17-2008, 04:33 PM
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I agree....

He is one of our best PKers too.... thats an area where we have struggled... why do we want to remove a good PKer to add more offense (something we haven't struggled with).

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10-17-2008, 04:34 PM
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all you points makes him a valuable asset for the club.

this is a business, if we can use this asset to improve or fill a need, we'll do.

he is a keeper and I like him, but the business says no one is untouchable.

EDIT: I like how you say poor guy

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10-17-2008, 04:36 PM
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all you points makes him a valuable asset for the club.

this is a business, if we can use this asset to improve or fill a need, we'll do.

he is a keeper and I like him, but the business says no one is untouchable.
Not even Saku ?

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I agree too, Higgins is the type of players you win with, Im getting really tired to hear his name in every trade rumor threads..

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I am getting sick and tired of the trade rumors involving Chris Higgins.

Canít the poor guy be left alone at once!

He supposedly had a bad season last year, but yet he potted 27 goals and with a little luck he would have scored 15 more, given all the opportunities he just missed.

Heís still young, has plenty of talent, skates like the wind, has tons of leadership, is responsible at both ends of the rink, enjoys Montreal, loves the Habs since heís young, never complains and is a great bargain at around 1.5 Million$.

With half our team going UFA at the end of the year, who in his right mind would trade a guy like this? On the contrary, he should be one of the cornerstones of our franchise for the next several years!

PS: BTW, all the above reasons are why the other teams in the league keep asking for him in any talks with the Habs!
That's exactly why so many people don't like him.

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10-17-2008, 04:39 PM
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Not even Saku ?
No Trade Clause

that make him untouchable

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People forget how good Higgins can be. At the beginning of last season, he was a machine...a beast along the boards...could beat defenders one-on-one with a sweet deke, or by plowing through them...very good vision and wrist shot. I suspect he played injured for a significant part of last year. But when he's playing his best (and healthy), Higgins is one of the 20 best LW in the NHL.

I would never trade Higgins for Gaborik, especially considering the caponomics!

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10-17-2008, 04:45 PM
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I am getting sick and tired of the trade rumors involving Chris Higgins.

Canít the poor guy be left alone at once!

He supposedly had a bad season last year, but yet he potted 27 goals and with a little luck he would have scored 15 more, given all the opportunities he just missed.

Heís still young, has plenty of talent, skates like the wind, has tons of leadership, is responsible at both ends of the rink, enjoys Montreal, loves the Habs since heís young, never complains and is a great bargain at around 1.5 Million$.

With half our team going UFA at the end of the year, who in his right mind would trade a guy like this? On the contrary, he should be one of the cornerstones of our franchise for the next several years!

PS: BTW, all the above reasons are why the other teams in the league keep asking for him in any talks with the Habs!

That's the first thing I thought of when reading your post. Except for his love of Montreal and the Habs.

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10-17-2008, 04:46 PM
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You are all right, don't trade him.

Even if they offer Crosby 1-1

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preachin' to the choir buddy...

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I've said it many times that Higgins should not be traded but I just gave up saying it. I'm not too concerned about Gainey trading him because I don't see it happening. I just stopped paying attention to the countless stupid trade proposals.

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10-17-2008, 04:51 PM
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If Ive said it once, Ive said it 100 times, Higgins is a keeper.
you stated everything that needs to be said.
He set a career high in points and goals but its not good enough for alot of people here.
It annoys the hell out of me.

I gave up along time ago, its not worth my energy. The haters will still hate.
Luckily we have Gainey running the show and he knows what Higgins brings to the table.

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10-17-2008, 04:52 PM
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I am getting sick and tired of the trade rumors involving Chris Higgins.

Canít the poor guy be left alone at once!

He supposedly had a bad season last year, but yet he potted 27 goals and with a little luck he would have scored 15 more, given all the opportunities he just missed.

Heís still young, has plenty of talent, skates like the wind, has tons of leadership, is responsible at both ends of the rink, enjoys Montreal, loves the Habs since heís young, never complains and is a great bargain at around 1.5 Million$.

With half our team going UFA at the end of the year, who in his right mind would trade a guy like this? On the contrary, he should be one of the cornerstones of our franchise for the next several years!

PS: BTW, all the above reasons are why the other teams in the league keep asking for him in any talks with the Habs!
Well said. It is about time someone set this straight.

I never understood why people bash Higgins, they obviously have no hockey sense.

He is the type of players you win Stanley Cups with, and regardless of what people say on these boards, Gainey knows how important he is to the team, and that is all that matters.

Higgins is the ultimate "Gainey" type of player. He will be signed long-term this summer.

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10-17-2008, 04:53 PM
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You are all right, don't trade him.

Even if they offer Crosby 1-1
Softee UFA-to-be Marian Gaborik ain't no Sidney Crosby...

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10-17-2008, 04:55 PM
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I try not to get too worked up about the fate of third line wingers.




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Softee UFA-to-be Marian Gaborik ain't no Sidney Crosby...
you weren't speaking about a single trade proposal/rumour...


I like Higgs, I know he is a keeper.

My point is simply that he could be affordable for the right price, just as anyone else in this league that don't have a NTC.

But I also hate the fact that he is in every trade proposals.

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Don't we all love the Habs?

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First, every player get his share of "trade" talks, Kovy, Koivu, Latendresse, A Kostitsyn (remember?), Pleks (the same year that everyone wanted AK gone) all of the bottom line players, Bouillon, Halak (of course)... the only ones who weren't consider and been with the team for more than a year are Markov and Komi (he'll probably be next if he isn't sign by the deadline), so it's not like Higgins is getting an unfair treatment, it's just habs fans...

Second, it's not that people don't like Higgins, except a few lunatics, everyone agree Higgins is a good player, but some feel we could get a star player in a package of Higgins +... it's only business...

Third... STOP referring to Higgins as a 40 goals scorer potential (by, exemple, saying he could have score 15 more goals if...). There are very few players who can score 40 goals and to have that potential, you have to be a very special player (either of incredible raw talent like AK or someone who dominated every level before the NHL, which Higgins hasn't done). Higgins has the potential to be a solid 30 goals scorer... if he achieves that and proves he could get to the next level... only then, can we talk about 40... stop overrating him... it's one of the reasons why some people want to trade him... they feel he's underachieving, which is false, he's already a very solid nhler.

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Don't we all love the Habs?
And Cristobal Huet (double )

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