They made the right choice.
If I am right and it's the case, I agree.
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.
Higgins is also the type of guy that the team will probably never want/need to trade. He'll never be good enough to catch a big return, and his work ethic is worth more to us than what he'd fetch in a trade most likely.