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02-22-2009, 11:14 AM
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Chris Higgins

Is it me or, since his come back from injury, Chris is really showing all the fans and coaches that he have legitimate offensive talent?

He is still one of the best in the team in the offensive zone, is really hard to knock off the puck and is really fast to rush to the puck?

his stellar offensive play is also accompanied by a stellar backchecking and a stellar Defensive zone positioning

Way to go Chris! Continue to prove the haters wrong!

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02-22-2009, 11:20 AM
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Maybe losing the A and getting slapped for his off ice activities knocked some sense into him.

I still think that he is playing his last games in a Habs uni though. It's his own fault. He could have been a long time captain of this team had he been a little more humble.

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Maybe losing the A and getting slapped for his off ice activities knocked some sense into him.

I still think that he is playing his last games in a Habs uni though. It's his own fault. He could have been a long time captain of this team had he been a little more humble.
you seriously think he will be traded for Vinny?

keep dreaming dude

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Maybe losing the A and getting slapped for his off ice activities knocked some sense into him.

I still think that he is playing his last games in a Habs uni though. It's his own fault. He could have been a long time captain of this team had he been a little more humble.
He's got upside though...

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UMMM NO.

Considering that he's had 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 6 games, shows me that he needs a permanent spot on the energy 4th line. He's just not clicking like he used to even though the effort is there.

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(1) He is showiing he wants to stay and be a part of the solution, and not as a piece in a trade for the solution.

(2) He is also playing for a contract, this is a big RFA year and had he had good numbers would have ben commanding $4 million per and maybe a 5-6 year deal. That deal has probably dropped considerably.

(3) He is also wanting to show he can return from injury and be effective.

Higgins if used as a 2nd line two way player will be a successful NHLer. If used as a 1st liner and to be an offensive force his expectations will never be met. To me he could be a poor mans Chris Drury if healthy and played right.

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02-22-2009, 11:27 AM
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I always lose focus whenever the Higgins-Koivu line is on. Koivu tries hard and messes up because Higgins has hands of cement. Higgins can't do much right offensively, he has to get his game back or else I don't think bob will sign him to be a top6 forward.

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I'd still trade him if I can get something better.

Higgins for Guerin?
Higgins + prospect for Ryan Smyth?

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He's working hard, but i still think he would maximize his potential by playing on a 3rd line shutdown role. I dont think he has the consistency to be on the top 2 lines. He would look great as a shutdown guy imo.

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I'd still trade him if I can get something better.

Higgins for Guerin?
Higgins + prospect for Ryan Smyth?
Higgins still has a long nhl carer ahead of him. Guerin and Smyth are finished.
no way Gainey trades Higgins for one of those guys.

IF Higgins is traded, and I hope he won't, it'll be for someone who can have an impact with the Habs for more than a year or two.

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I'd still trade him if I can get something better.

Higgins for Guerin?
Higgins + prospect for Ryan Smyth?
"Higgins for" is the most overused line on this board.

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"Higgins for" is the most overused line on this board.
Agreed...

Also, Higgins is one of the most hardworking guy on the team

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Higgins is Réjean Houle all over again. Working is azz off, but can't complete in an open net.

The guy probably got a wakeup call this winter because of all the shlit that ran around on the net. But I'm pretty sure he's a goner. Taking his A was the first step. Rarely do you see the Habs take away an A. Must have been pretty serious shlit.

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I agree. He was probably playing injured at the beginning of the season. I hope, for his sake, that he'll finish the season on a strong note and even better during the playoffs.

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Can we from now till the end of the season, count how many scoring chances a game he misses?

I am really curious because he really drives me nuts, I have never seen a player get that many chances a game to score, does anyone else find themselves screaming at the T.V when he misses?

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Can we from now till the end of the season, count how many scoring chances a game he misses?

I am really curious because he really drives me nuts, I have never seen a player get that many chances a game to score, does anyone else find themselves screaming at the T.V when he misses?
you never saw Rejean Houle play

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Can we from now till the end of the season, count how many scoring chances a game he misses?

I am really curious because he really drives me nuts, I have never seen a player get that many chances a game to score, does anyone else find themselves screaming at the T.V when he misses?
At least he creates those chances...I can think of a few guys who score once in a while but aren't nearly as much a treath as Higgins is all game long...

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Higgins is Réjean Houle all over again. Working is azz off, but can't complete in an open net.

The guy probably got a wakeup call this winter because of all the shlit that ran around on the net. But I'm pretty sure he's a goner. Taking his A was the first step. Rarely do you see the Habs take away an A. Must have been pretty serious shlit.
I agree with the bean.

This guy had it all in the palm of his hand...and I tend to believe the rumours that his off-ice lifestyle has screwed him up.

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I agree with the bean.

This guy had it all in the palm of his hand...and I tend to believe the rumours that his off-ice lifestyle has screwed him up.
They're not rumours...


Besides, no one has problems with the players partying, we all have problems with Chris Higgins' lack of consistency and focus on-ice.

HE HAS HANDS OF CEMENT! He's the American Jan Bulis

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At least he creates those chances...I can think of a few guys who score once in a while but aren't nearly as much a treath as Higgins is all game long...
True, but being a threat won't help you win games, we need him to bury the chances. Other players score 1 out of every 3-4 chances, Higgins scores 1 out of every 25 chances.

We need goals to win a game, not scoring chances.

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02-22-2009, 11:55 AM
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They're not rumours...


Besides, no one has problems with the players partying, we all have problems with Chris Higgins' lack of consistency and focus on-ice.

HE HAS HANDS OF CEMENT! He's the American Jan Bulis
I have no problems if any pro athlete parties...as long as it doesn't directly effect their game performance. 'Cause if it does, then they're cheating everyone including the fans that pay the $$$ to support them.

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True, but being a threat won't help you win games, we need him to bury the chances. Other players score 1 out of every 3-4 chances, Higgins scores 1 out of every 25 chances.

We need goals to win a game, not scoring chances.
True, But Higgins creates 10 times more chances so, in the end, it evens out

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Higgins still has a long nhl carer ahead of him. Guerin and Smyth are finished.
no way Gainey trades Higgins for one of those guys.

IF Higgins is traded, and I hope he won't, it'll be for someone who can have an impact with the Habs for more than a year or two.


Only on HF boards is a 33 year old player "finished".... He just turned 33.

As for Higgins, I'm starting to wonder if he'll never be more then a 40 point player. Hopefully he'll bounce back and have a great season next year. A good playoff would definitely be good for him.

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True, But Higgins creates 10 times more chances so, in the end, it evens out
But he only has 15 points all season. Seriously, that's an extremely low number in 35 games for a guy who plays with the top forwards often.

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you seriously think he will be traded for Vinny?

keep dreaming dude
Who said anything about Vinny? There are 700 other players in the league he could be traded for (besides the obvious superstars)..

Get off your high horse.

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