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#1 samirjaver

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:45 PM

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EDIT: Now official as per media release.

4 years, $10 million. 2.5M cap hit.

Edited by samjam99, 02 April 2013 - 12:10 PM.

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#2 Everybody Hates Raymond

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:46 PM

Yup, I know the account. Legit.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:46 PM

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Before you shoot the messenger... "Flames1084" is confirmed to be Chris Higgins' brother on HFBoards (made the account when he was on CGY), and occasionally shares some insider info.. here's what he just shared:




Posted by him on this thread: http://hfboards.hock...1392141&page=18


90% certain?
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:47 PM

I would love this deal.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:47 PM

Good price if true. I'll wait for something more official though.

Higgs is a great team guy and a very versatile heart and sole player. Best player on the ice tonight.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:47 PM

Just saw this on Twitter, if true, awesome deal
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:48 PM

wow samjam ACCURATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:48 PM

Part of me feels like the team had to make a choice between Raymond and Higgins with the cap going down, just my personal thought. If this is true, I think this season is the last we see of Raymond.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:48 PM

I know its just a LTNC but whats with Gillis handing these out like candy?!

Whatever happened to his talk about not giving non core players NTC?!
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:48 PM

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ANOTHER no trade clause and too much term is brutal. Higgins is a decent role player but honestly 4 years is way too long.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:49 PM

Sounds legit to me (not sarcastic)

Hoping the deal is true, Higgs has done well in Vancouver
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:49 PM

Solid deal, but I think the term is a bit too long. 2-3 years would be better
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:50 PM

Guys, cut Samir some slack. He messed up calling the trade for Luongo like twice. If you had a connection, wouldn't you like to be the first to break the news? He did break the Booth and Hodgson trades, so he obviously isn't sourceless.

Time and place, folks. Time and place.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:51 PM

ANOTHER no trade clause and too much term is brutal. Higgins is a decent role player but honestly 4 years is way too long.


Limited No-Trade means he can be traded any time.

Really doesn't mean much, just that he gets to choose like 10 teams he'd be willing to go to.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:51 PM

Good player but man Gillis sure loves throwing around NTCs.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:51 PM

Believe he's the one who said Higgy had an infection last yr as well - well before the public knew.

I don't like the term or limited NTC, but like the cap hit. 4 yrs for another 30 yr old is not my idea of a great contract. He's a great versatile player, but his underlying numbers have fallen through the floor this yr. They're really bad.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:53 PM

ANOTHER no trade clause and too much term is brutal. Higgins is a decent role player but honestly 4 years is way too long.


actually, another NTC for Higgins?! really solid role player, streaky but 4 years and ntc lol
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:53 PM

Great deal if true. Higgins deserves it. I loved watching him play for this team. He busts his ass out there. I hope this is an attempt to secure a solid third line that features Higgins, who can also slot up to the second if need be.

I also wonder what becomes of Raymond if this is true. I mean, with the emrgence of Hansen, Raymond seems like the odd man out here.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:54 PM

I like it
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:54 PM

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Who cares if it's 4 years? He'll be a good third liner until he's 34.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:55 PM

I love Higgins.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:57 PM

Believe he's the one who said Higgy had an infection last yr as well - well before the public knew.

I don't like the term or limited NTC, but like the cap hit. 4 yrs for another 30 yr old is not my idea of a great contract. He's a great versatile player, but his underlying numbers have fallen through the floor this yr. They're really bad.


look at his linemates for most of the season. Not hard to see why his underlying numbers are suffering.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:58 PM

Limited No-Trade means he can be traded any time.

Really doesn't mean much, just that he gets to choose like 10 teams he'd be willing to go to.


I've always felt like a Limited No-Trade clause is more of a respect thing, like the player gets to eliminate the teams he doesn't like so he doesn't get traded into a bad situation if the team decides to move him.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:59 PM

Guys. LIMITED NTC. He can be traded whenever, he just gives the Canucks a list of teams that he will accept a trade to. It's not a big deal at all.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:00 AM

Part of me feels like the team had to make a choice between Raymond and Higgins with the cap going down, just my personal thought. If this is true, I think this season is the last we see of Raymond.

They made the right choice.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:00 AM

2 quetions.

1. I thought Samjam was banned?

2. This is not April fools joke right?

if so another awesome signing for Mike Gillis!
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:01 AM

Limited No-Trade means he can be traded any time.

Really doesn't mean much, just that he gets to choose like 10 teams he'd be willing to go to.


I am aware what a limited NTC is. My point is that the player being able to limit the trading partners ALWAYS means more when the time that you want to trade the guy comes. Higgins is not a guy you give a NTC of any kind to imo.

For all you guys saying it is not a big deal, you need to re-think that. The market for trading players is small enough in a cap environment.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:05 AM

Higgins has earned every bit of a 4 year 10 million deal, if this turns out to be true (it was still April 1st when it was posted afterall).

You know what you're getting with Higgins, and that's 100% all the time, with tenacious puck pursuit and great hockey intelligence.

No brainer.

MayRay's next. Same deal.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:05 AM

look at his linemates for most of the season. Not hard to see why his underlying numbers are suffering.


He's def missing play drivers like Kes and Booth. But I think it's more likely he's playing injured right now. Given he missed a game due to his back, it's probably true.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:06 AM

If this is true then all I see is the likelihood that Canucks are going to keep this same group together for the next 4 years and become the Flames we have seen for the last 3.
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