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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

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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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:27 PM

I would go back to lapierre-sedin and burrows that was sick
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:28 PM

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

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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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:33 PM

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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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

I actually wouldn't mind that. Sedin - Sedin - Higgins has a nice ring to it.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

Agree with NuxFan009.

That wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:50 PM

Maybe we should try Sedin-Sedin-Booth, just like how NHL13 has it by default.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:50 PM

If this happens though, it is a fair assumption that AV reads the forums for some of his coaching ideas.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:52 PM

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:17 PM

Or Booth with the Sedins after some games?

I mean who wouldn't do well with the Sedins.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:18 PM

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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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:22 PM

Burrows 2.0 - I'd rather try Lapierre

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:25 PM

Sedin-Sedin-Kassian
Booth-Kesler-Burrows (awwww man that is sickkk)
Higgins-Lapierre-Hansen
Weise-Schroeder-Raymond
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:26 PM

Sedin-Sedin-Kassian
Booth-Kesler-Burrows (awwww man that is sickkk)
Higgins-Lapierre-Hansen
Weise-Schroeder-Raymond


Switch 3rd and 4th line.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:29 PM

Sedin-Sedin-Kassian
Booth-Kesler-Burrows (awwww man that is sickkk)
Higgins-Lapierre-Hansen
Weise-Schroeder-Raymond


That seems like it should be a 1st line B)
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:31 PM

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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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:50 PM

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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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:05 AM

Or Booth with the Sedins after some games?

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


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:14 AM

Nope.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:23 AM

i cant believe people still think kassian should be on the first line... maybe he should earn it like burrows did .. maybe he should learn to play with them insted of just standing infront of the net waiting for empty net tap ins... notice how many more chances and points sedins have gotten with burrows and how little they had with kassian.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:32 AM

TBH history has shown anyone can be put with the Sedins and instantaneously become a point producing machine...you can put a pylon on with them and it'd put up a couple of points...they could do a slap pass to the pylon, hit the puck down the end board and ricochet off the pylon, graze the pylon with the puck, use it as a screen/obstruction, etc.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:33 AM

Or put Kassian back there? I don't see why he was taken off that line to begin with.

Sedin - Sedin - Kassian
Booth - Kesler - Burrows

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:34 AM

The top line is going pretty well with Burr/ Kass, and if he's able to spark a line by himself I'd rather not have him ride shotgun with the Twins when someone like Zack could really benefit from it.

For me, I'd like to see him center the 3rd line and form a potent two-way duo with Hansen (could be great for the playoffs) or line up next to Kes on LW. Either way, he's talented and good enough of a player to succeed, either as the main or complementary piece on a line.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:56 AM

Higgins would work. He has a really nice shot and would be able to find the openings in the slot. However, I would rather have Burr with them it is just too deadly to not keep going back to. But when they dry up maybe throw Higgins with the twins and see what happens eh?

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:21 AM

i cant believe people still think kassian should be on the first line... maybe he should earn it like burrows did .. maybe he should learn to play with them insted of just standing infront of the net waiting for empty net tap ins... notice how many more chances and points sedins have gotten with burrows and how little they had with kassian.


you noticed the points the sedins have gotten lately, but completely ignored the fact that sedins were very rusty in the first few games when kassian was on the 1st line. kassian was easily the better player on that line in in a few occasion.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:59 AM

Or put Kassian back there? I don't see why he was taken off that line to begin with.

Sedin - Sedin - Kassian
Booth - Kesler - Burrows

Raymond-Schroeder-Hansen
Higgins-lapierre-volpatti/weise
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:36 AM

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


Wht if volpati or weise play with twins . Is that better idea ?

Come on man . We have no problem from first line . SO PLLLLEEE.........AASE
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:06 AM

i cant believe people still think kassian should be on the first line... maybe he should earn it like burrows did .. maybe he should learn to play with them insted of just standing infront of the net waiting for empty net tap ins... notice how many more chances and points sedins have gotten with burrows and how little they had with kassian.


And during his time when Kassian was playing a handful of games with the Sedins, how many points did he get? That's what I thought. Think before you comment, he earned it, especially when the Sedins weren't playing their best. And buddy, what happens when the cheap shots happen in the playoffs and Burrows is on the ice with the Sedins? Who's going to protect them, Burrows?
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:54 AM

i cant believe people still think kassian should be on the first line... maybe he should earn it like burrows did .. maybe he should learn to play with them insted of just standing infront of the net waiting for empty net tap ins... notice how many more chances and points sedins have gotten with burrows and how little they had with kassian.


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