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10-25-2009, 07:41 PM
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Higgins in yellow; Henrik honors Plante (Higgins to 4th line?)

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Higgins, benched yesterday after a penalty and a blown coverage in the second period of the OT loss to the Habs, skated with the fourth line today, with Aaron Voros moving up to Brandon Dubinsky’s left opposite Ryan Callahan. Of course, John Tortorella said he still isn’t sure how the lineup is going to shake out tomorrow against Phoenix - or how it will look shift-to-shift. Still, the coach has said himself that Higgins just needs something good to happen to him. Skating in a yellow jersey today doesn’t seem like that thing.
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As for Lundqvist, he said the foot that got twisted up against the post when Maxim Lapierre and Dubinsky went crashing into him felt even stiffer today than it did after the game - but it’s nothing he can’t play through. At one point during today’s practice, Lundqvist took a shot to the mask that broke the plastic neck protector and forced him to skate off and fetch a new helmet. So I asked him whose helmet it was, and he said it was his - turns out it’s a special edition mask he and Steve Valiquette had made up to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Andy Bathgate busting up Jacques Plante’s face with a shot. Or, more accurately, to commemorate Plante returning to the Garden ice wearing a mask, which would change the look and art of goaltending.
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/ran...rik-honor.html

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id much rather see anisimov or boyle move up than voros

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Yay..We get to see Voros get up.. fall down..get up...fall down.. for 3 more minutes each period.

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what does a yellow jersey mean? is it like a scarlet letter kind of thing?

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id much rather see anisimov or boyle move up than voros
Agreed, give Anisimov that time. He's a developing rookie, he deserves that spot, not a fringe NHL'r like Voros.

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Yay..We get to see Voros get up.. fall down..get up...fall down.. for 3 more minutes each period.
Don't remind me.

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what does a yellow jersey mean? is it like a scarlet letter kind of thing?
Isn't that the "No Contact" jersey?

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Isn't that the "No Contact" jersey?
Red is no contact, I think.

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Red is no contact, I think.
Looks like we were both wrong

It's Orange according to Gross.

http://njmg.typepad.com/rangersblog/...-capitals.html

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Looks like we were both wrong

It's Orange according to Gross.

http://njmg.typepad.com/rangersblog/...-capitals.html
Then go back a few articles and...
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Henrik Lundqvist will start for the third time in four nights while Sean Avery (sprained right knee) participated in the morning skate but was wearing a white, non-contact jersey. Still thinking he's a strong possibility for Thursday at Washington.
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Maybe Avery's fashion interests sparked interest in the Ranger's organization to just get every color they can

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what does a yellow jersey mean? is it like a scarlet letter kind of thing?
pretty sure yellow means.... you're not gonna be resigned next summer because you suk.

not sure, but recall seeing that somewhere.

wonder if it smells of nik zherdev ?

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if i recall correctly in practice different lines were different color jerseys. so i would think yellow would be the color of the 5th line.

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Voros 3rd line........please , dont even joke about that

Voros scratch please Higgins 4th line fine , Anisimov up, Drury to wing

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Voros is probably being given more ice-time for a reason.

I don't think any GM would be stupid enough to commit to him though. It will fail, and Voros will lose even more of the negative value he already has.

Why not put Boyle, or Arty there, like some have suggested.

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Jim Schoenfeld, by the way, ran a drill in practice today that is called “The Greatest Drill in the World.” Why is it the greatest? “Because he says so,” Tortorella said. “You have to understand, it’s Schoney we’re dealing with here.”
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pretty sure yellow means.... you're not gonna be resigned next summer because you suk.

not sure, but recall seeing that somewhere.

wonder if it smells of nik zherdev ?
You are right, it's a "you suck" now go to the back o the bus jersey.

Reeks of Lisin actually.

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It might be good for Higgins to play on a line with Anisimov...it could help him...

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I haven't seen the Montreal game, but I really can't imagine that Voros is a better fit for the top-9 than both Anisimov and Boyle.

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The thing is that he's a winger and the other two aren't

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Hey, Voros is good for a string of 6-8 great games per season. Maybe this is it.

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to be honest, he's been playing better than Higgins!

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to be honest, he's been playing better than Higgins!
I know... And that is sad... It sucks because when you watch Higgins, there is a lot to like. He's got a thick build, he's quick on his skates, and he has hands. But his decisions and anticipation have SUCKED. His decisions with and without the puck are awful so far and some of those decisions have led to penalties.

He won't get a freaking dime unless he figures that out.

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I like Higgins hustle early in the season, I'm beginning to wonder if he is struggling to fit in Torts' system. He basically has said as much. I really want to like this guy, but have no problem with playing those who play well over those who aren't. It doesn't matter where their natural tendency to play would be. I have full confidence in Torts' ability to identify when a player isn't playing well and when one is playing well. The decision from there on who to play, is easy, regardless of who they are. The alternative is to keep throwing out the same guys again and again no matter how much they struggle and that's an alternative I had more than my fill of, last season.

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to be honest, he's been playing better than Higgins!
ugh....it really, really, really bothers me that I am agreeing with this statement.

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I like Higgins hustle early in the season, I'm beginning to wonder if he is struggling to fit in Torts' system. He basically has said as much. I really want to like this guy, but have no problem with playing those who play well over those who aren't. It doesn't matter where their natural tendency to play would be. I have full confidence in Torts' ability to identify when a player isn't playing well and when one is playing well. The decision from there on who to play, is easy, regardless of who they are. The alternative is to keep throwing out the same guys again and again no matter how much they struggle and that's an alternative I had more than my fill of, last season.
i see a real decrease in his effort level from game 1-5 till now, and that is what bothers me more than anything...it looks like he's almost given up, or is scared to try too hard and get caught out of position or something.

he's playing timid, and that is a big no-no.

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Some words or phrases describing Higgins play thus far this season:

pressing, caught in between, indecisive, struggling, fighting the puck, lost...

I think this whole not scoring yet thing has gotten in his head and he is letting affect his increasingly deteriorating play. He HAS to be better than what he's shown so far. He needs to settle down and play on instinct more than thinking too much and missing those brief windows in which you can make a play. Tonight he was shooting the puck into PHXs goalies chests just to get the puck on net instead of looking to make a play. Once he scores off of a give and go or bangs home a rebound he should be on his way to his usual 20 or so we thought we'd get from him.

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