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#1 Sixteen W's

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:29 AM

I did a search on the forums, and(weirdly) didn't find a thread dedicated to this guy. If there's one already he deserves another.

He's been one of our most consistent players all season, and I'm finding myself increasingly impressed with many parts of his game.
It's hard to believe he's only cost us a third round pick.

I know there's a fuss about Booth's game coming together (which is great), but wow, Higgins is great too.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:31 AM

So far thus season Higgins is really one of the only players to consistently provide 60 minute efforts with his hustle and bustle

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:33 AM

Our second line is starting to really come together now. I love it!

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:35 AM

We got that third round pick back as well when we got Booth I believe. Posted Image

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:40 AM

in 26 games he only has 17 points.....I'm not sure how productive is that for a top 6 forward?

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:40 AM

Amazing player. Totally agree with this thread! Was thinking about how great & consistent of a player he has become too. Him & Lappy! And have met him twice & he is a really nice guy & seems to genuinely really like this city

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:46 AM

[quote name='aca11' timestamp='1323070804' post='10210444']
in 26 games he only has 17 points.....I'm not sure how productive is that for a top 6 forward?
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That translates into a 54pt season...I'm not sure what expectations you set for a 2nd line forward.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:50 AM

He seems so dependable. Him and Lappy also make for some good times when they share the ice.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:50 AM

in 26 games he only has 17 points.....I'm not sure how productive is that for a top 6 forward?


He's also a goal back from Daniel Sedin and is top 4 in point totals for the entire team with only the Sedins and Edler beating him.


NOT PRODUCTIVE ENOUGH. WE REQUIRE MOAR.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:57 AM

That translates into a 54pt season...I'm not sure what expectations you set for a 2nd line forward.


Well Chicago has 4 players that are a point per game. I would hope we can match that. Since Luongo is gonna let in a lot of goals in the playoffs. In order for us to win, we need to match up the high scoring with more Fire Power!!!

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:58 AM

He's also a goal back from Daniel Sedin and is top 4 in point totals for the entire team with only the Sedins and Edler beating him.


NOT PRODUCTIVE ENOUGH. WE REQUIRE MOAR.


OH NOES! HE ONLY HAS 17 POINTS SO FAR! TRADE HIM!

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:04 AM

Well Chicago has 4 players that are a point per game. I would hope we can match that. Since Luongo is gonna let in a lot of goals in the playoffs. In order for us to win, we need to match up the high scoring with more Fire Power!!!


Or we could play strong defense and trust in our netminder while getting offense from all four lines.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:09 AM

Booth has 12 points in 18 games.
Higgins has 17 points in 26 games.
Kesler has 16 points in 21 games.

Higgins is on pace for 54 points (25 goals).
Booth is on pace for a 55 point season (23 goals).
Kesler is on pace for 62 points (20 goals) with a slow start.

That's a pretty decent line. The only problem in our lineup is the lack of 30 goal scorers. Right now we have Daniel and Burrows who are the only ones who may scrape the 30-goal-mark, but we have at least 7 20-goal-scorers.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:15 AM

<br />in 26 games he only has 17 points.....I'm not sure how productive is that for a top 6 forward?<br />

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It is the intangibles .. hard work consistantly .. creates room whether on 2nd line or 2nd PP .. is not afraid to hand it out ala his hit on Chara in the SCF .. has a sense of humour .. is on pace for over 50 points .. can slide up and down and fill multiple roles .. kills penalties .. what else do you want? .. as the Jesus said to the ex-leper .. "Christ, there is just no pleasing some people" ..

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:15 AM

This man is fun to watch whenever he gets on the Ice, his skill, his speed, his determination, and the production of his line always brings you on the edge of your seat.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:18 AM

in 26 games he only has 17 points.....I'm not sure how productive is that for a top 6 forward?

26 x 3 = 78 GP
17 x 3 = 51 pts

That's not bad for a guy who is being paid less than 2 million dollars...that's Burrows-esque numbers and he's not playing with the Sedins. Are you saying that Burrows isn't a top 6 forward?

The key difference is that Sopel can fill in for Seabrook and Campbell just fine. Bieksa, he is garbage so in that sense he is like the worst defenseman in the league.


When Cody (Hodgson) gets older, he might be better than Datsyuk.


Let's not push this guy (Kassian). He's still immature, and if he fails on the 2nd line it's because he isn't ready. Some guys really need years to develop, it's how well and how fast players adapt to the game. In my opinion, I'd rather have Horvat getting 2nd line minutes. He will start off on the 3rd line next season but I see him making the transition, being a great compliment to whoever plays his wings.

At this point, I don't see Kassian fitting in to any role other than a 3rd. If players like Kassian start getting 2nd line minutes then we just stay inconsistent as a team.


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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:20 AM

Booth has 12 points in 18 games.
Higgins has 17 points in 26 games.
Kesler has 16 points in 21 games.

Higgins is on pace for 54 points (25 goals).
Booth is on pace for a 55 point season (23 goals).
Kesler is on pace for 62 points (20 goals) with a slow start.

That's a pretty decent line. The only problem in our lineup is the lack of 30 goal scorers. Right now we have Daniel and Burrows who are the only ones who may scrape the 30-goal-mark, but we have at least 7 20-goal-scorers.

I would prefer balance over one 30 + goal scorer or a couple. The only time I ever cared about having a 30 + goal scorer was when we had Bure because he was quite frankly unstoppable. The man could change the flow and momentum of a game all on his own. It makes it that much more harder to key in when the games really start to matter.

The key difference is that Sopel can fill in for Seabrook and Campbell just fine. Bieksa, he is garbage so in that sense he is like the worst defenseman in the league.


When Cody (Hodgson) gets older, he might be better than Datsyuk.


Let's not push this guy (Kassian). He's still immature, and if he fails on the 2nd line it's because he isn't ready. Some guys really need years to develop, it's how well and how fast players adapt to the game. In my opinion, I'd rather have Horvat getting 2nd line minutes. He will start off on the 3rd line next season but I see him making the transition, being a great compliment to whoever plays his wings.

At this point, I don't see Kassian fitting in to any role other than a 3rd. If players like Kassian start getting 2nd line minutes then we just stay inconsistent as a team.


The idiocy on CDC....

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:24 AM

Booth has 12 points in 18 games.
Higgins has 17 points in 26 games.
Kesler has 16 points in 21 games.

Higgins is on pace for 54 points (25 goals).
Booth is on pace for a 55 point season (23 goals).
Kesler is on pace for 62 points (20 goals) with a slow start.

That's a pretty decent line. The only problem in our lineup is the lack of 30 goal scorers. Right now we have Daniel and Burrows who are the only ones who may scrape the 30-goal-mark, but we have at least 7 20-goal-scorers.


Kesler maybe?
Booth had a slow start and he's still on pace for 23 goals... not bad.
I also wouldn't count Henrik Sedin out of the 30 goal mark either. He's been racking up fewer assists and more goals lately.
That would be 4-5 30 goal scorers.. I don't know how much more you want.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:34 AM

That line was awsome tonight they seem to finally be finding some chemistry. Shorthouse and Garrett were impressed, they voted the entire line for the 3 stars ... Higgins has been consistent since the season started and works hard for a full 60 every game, we need that more than we need him to score some nights.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:43 AM

Higgins was doing it in the playoffs last year.

The guy was into everything along the boards...was Mr Consistent, such a shame that he had to rack up points this year for anyone to notice.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:46 AM

in 26 games he only has 17 points.....I'm not sure how productive is that for a top 6 forward?


Translates to 54 points, but its scaling towards a higher number with the 2nd line having a slow start and now speeding up.

60 pts isn't out of the question
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I think Columbus would move him for significantly less than Raymond.

I think you could get him for a B-Level prospect (Yann Sauve) or maybe NYI 4th + Vancouver 4th.

Pahlson was actually Malhotras replacement in Columbus (you could even argue Pahlson > Malhotra).

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:53 AM

go higgy-baby!!!  (TC)

Kesler and Booth are "the lads"

Hansen is "Icepick"

Edited by japanfan1, 05 December 2011 - 01:54 AM.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:56 AM

One of the biggest steals in history for us for sure. HIggins plays with heart and he's so smart, I wonder who can stop the American Express!

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:08 AM

Well Chicago has 4 players that are a point per game. I would hope we can match that. Since Luongo is gonna let in a lot of goals in the playoffs. In order for us to win, we need to match up the high scoring with more Fire Power!!!


What are you on? Or you're trolling... First, you're not satisfied with Higgins game because of his point production thus far for a top 6? and than you're comparing Higgins to Chicago's top 4 scorers and judging him based on points per game so far?

- There is more to Higgins game than just getting goals/assists.
- He was acquired for a 3rd round pick, which MG got back in the Booth trade... basically, a free acquisition.
- He was not brought in as a top 6 player, his solid play opened the position for him.
- He has only played a limited number of games on the 2nd so far (including pre-season).
- His current line mates were either coming back from surgery or recently acquired.

You can't disagree on any of these points, so how can you be upset with him so far? I think his numbers are pretty decent and it exceeded my expectations from last year and the beginning of this year.

Regarding your comment on Chicago having 4 players at a point per game:

- Chicago had a favorable schedule early (also had a early summer).
- Coach Q plays a different style VS AV, when he gets a lead
- Vancouver has better 3rd/4th lines (certain players for Chi bottom 6 haven't showed up this year).

Their top 6 is pretty good, but after that.... bottom 6 (look above), their D sucks, our back-up is playing better than Crawford and they have no depth!

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:14 AM

Great signing by MG
He brings a consistent effort which is what I like. Of the entire team he's probably one of the guys who takes the least amount of nights off. Even if the team is struggling, Higgins is always putting up a great effort.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:22 AM

He always seems to be making a difference, even when he's not getting points.

He's constantly playing at a high pace, it's amazing that he never seems to wear down.

Are you CRAZY??? Trade Green for ONE first round pick?? He's restricted after this season.... He WILL get an offer sheet for 7-8 million from a number of teams regardless if he plays another minute for us or not. That offer sheet would be worth 4 first round draft choices.


Some fans overrate their players, and then there is this guy.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:24 AM



That's a pretty decent line. The only problem in our lineup is the lack of 30 goal scorers. Right now we have Daniel and Burrows who are the only ones who may scrape the 30-goal-mark, but we have at least 7 20-goal-scorers.


There were only 29 30-goal scorers in the entire league last year and expecting anymore than a couple of 30 goal scorers on any team is probably unrealistic. Having a bunch of 20+ goal scorers is a big plus , indicating a team that is a multiple line offensive threat.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:47 AM

in 26 games he only has 17 points.....I'm not sure how productive is that for a top 6 forward?

Last year the average 2nd line winger was 45 points.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:48 AM

in 26 games he only has 17 points.....I'm not sure how productive is that for a top 6 forward?


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Keep in mind that we only gave up a 3rd round pick for this guy. He's one of our top offensive producers and goal scorers. He's consistent and gives a full 60-minute effort every single game. He can score goals, make decent passes, and finish checks. What more could you expect from a 2nd/3rd line forward? Think before you speak.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:58 AM

[quote name='DownUndaCanuck' timestamp='1323072568' post='10210497']
Booth has 12 points in 18 games.
Higgins has 17 points in 26 games.
Kesler has 16 points in 21 games.

Higgins is on pace for 54 points (25 goals).
Booth is on pace for a 55 point season (23 goals).
Kesler is on pace for 62 points (20 goals) with a slow start.

That's a pretty decent line. The only problem in our lineup is the lack of 30 goal scorers. Right now we have Daniel and Burrows who are the only ones who may scrape the 30-goal-mark, but we have at least 7 20-goal-scorers.
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wow higgins on pace for 54, called this guy having a big season since the summer , also said hed b the top man for top 6 check my post for prooof
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