Higgins came to Vancouver at trade deadline last season and didn't play the first few weeks because of a hand injury. He has begun this season with two goals in three games, and was a blessing in disguise last year during the Canucks Playoff Run, registering points through out the tournament. Higgins is a smart player who reads plays well, and is getting the puck in the back of the net again.
If it makes Vancouver fans feels any better, the Boston Bruins are off to a slow start this year as well. They were beat by the Carolina Hurricane last night 3-2. Shockingly, Boston's big guns Lucic, Horton, and Bergeron haven't registered a single goal. It will be interesting to keep an eye on the current Stanley Cup Champs. Perhaps their team and ours could have used a longer off season.
Crosby playing soon? The anticipation in the league is mounting and people are talking. Sid the Kid seems soon to be cleared to play. He is skating with his team and looking good. Reports are that Crosby has been for cleared for contact at practices. The black helmet Crosby wears during his practice time, while the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins are in white helmets, is becoming the most talked about uniform in hockey. It has been a warning for his teammates not to check him or contact Crosby in anyway, but apparently he is wearing a white helmet in practice now. Penguins coach had Crosby running drills between former Canuck Matt Cooke and Pascal Dupuis. Watch for Crosby to make a return and watch him light up the ice. Crosby just has a nack for the game others can only dream of. I am always on team "Sid the Kid."