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Why not try Higgins with the Sedins?

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Higgins has decent hands for a gritty guy, kinda like Kassian but he's a lot more consistent. I don't think his passing is as good as Burrows and Kassian but the Sedins have made tons of players worse than Higgins look good in the past. Higgins could be a gritty Burrows...which the 1st line could really use. Burrows would also be better for Kesler than Higgins.

This wouldn’t be a terrible lineup

Sedin - Sedin - Higgins

Burrows - Kesler - Kassian/Booth

Hansen - Schroeder - Raymond

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Pros:

-One of our strongest players against the boards

-Great forecheck/backcheck

-Underrated offensive skills

Cons:

- Not comfortable on right wing (his words)

- Lack of chemistry

I say it could be tried. Probably a reasonable chance it works.

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Not a bad idea actually. The last time he played with a good playmaking centre was when he was still a Canadien and he was playing with Saku Koivu when he was in his prime. He had 28 goals that year, I believe, and Koivu had something like a 75 point season. He was a goal scorer once, but just lost his game and has found a niche as a checking line player now. Perhaps he could regain his goal scorer's touch if he had a chance with Henrik and Daniel. Probably won't happen though.

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I actually wouldn't mind that. Sedin - Sedin - Higgins has a nice ring to it.

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If this happens though, it is a fair assumption that AV reads the forums for some of his coaching ideas.

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Or Booth with the Sedins after some games?

I mean who wouldn't do well with the Sedins.

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Not a bad idea. Kes and Burr play well together, would help make the second line even more of a threat then it already is

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Sedin-Sedin-Kassian

Booth-Kesler-Burrows (awwww man that is sickkk)

Higgins-Lapierre-Hansen

Weise-Schroeder-Raymond

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Sedin-Sedin-Kassian

Booth-Kesler-Burrows (awwww man that is sickkk)

Higgins-Lapierre-Hansen

Weise-Schroeder-Raymond

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Sedin-Sedin-Kassian

Booth-Kesler-Burrows (awwww man that is sickkk)

Higgins-Lapierre-Hansen

Weise-Schroeder-Raymond

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I dunno, it could certainly work, but I'd just go with Burrows at that point. Similar size, both are versatile players, but Burrows knows the Sedins and their plays a lot more.

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Higgins is not a power forward. Kassian is. I hate the fact that Vigneault took Kassian off the Sedin line. Burrows should play on the second line with Kesler (chemistry before) and Kassian should be up with the Sedins. Burrows is not a power forward, and he can't get rough with the opposing players like Kassian can, nor can he really stick up for them. The Sedins need a different element, not the same element to play with them, and that guy is Kassian. A power forward complementing two finesse players, that is a top first line.

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Or Booth with the Sedins after some games?

I mean who wouldn't do well with the Sedins.

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