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Chris Higgins Blending In—Till Halloween, Anyway

From the basement to the penthouse, Chris Higgins has experienced quite a turn in his fortunes in the last week or so.  From Ed Willes at The Province:

On Thursday night, he played a regular shift with the NHL’s best team in a 5-4 shootout win over the San Jose Sharks in what might have been the Canucks’ game of the year.

Afterwards, Higgins was asked about the turn in his fortunes.

“Obviously, I didn’t have a lot of games like this in Florida,” he said.

Indeed. From the 25th ranked team in the league to the 1st (for the moment, anyway, *knock on wood*), it must be quite a trip.  And if he lasts in Vancouver till Halloween, he promises to give Canucks fans even more entertainment:

 

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Canucks Add But Don’t Subtract

From The White Towel at The Province:

Banking on the familiarity that Canucks coach Alain Vigneault had with Lapierre in his QMJHL lineup for three seasons — and what assistant coach Lorne Henning and associate coach Rick Bowness have had with Higgins in the past — the Canucks believe they are better by addition than subtraction.

“Higgins can move up and down the lineup and Lapierre is a third or fourth-line player who can play with some grit and sandpaper and add a different dimension that we currently don’t have,” said Gillis. “If you think you’re close, you have to support it the best you can and these trades make us a little bit better.

“We were determined to not remove anybody from our room on a first-place team and not our core guys. We worked hard the last couple of years to assemble this and it’s hard to replace parts with other parts.”

Here’s a sample of the thoughts some C&B commenters shared about the Lapierre and Higgins trades:

 

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