It’s abundantly clear now: Chris Higgins is struggling. Mightily. He was benched in the third period in his return to Montreal after weak forechecking, and a costly penalty. Torts benched him to send a message. He benched him for accountability. That makes Monday’s game against the Coyotes the most important of the year for Higgins.
I’m not expecting Higgins to break out against the ‘Yotes and score 3 goals. I don’t think Torts is. But, he needs to produce. He needs to get on the scoresheet. If not, a stint in the press box is needed. Try Evegeny Grachev on for size.
I think we all thought Higgins was going to score 20-25 goals. That seemed like a reasonable amount. But now, after 11 games, he’s scoreless. Only 2 assists. It’s time for Higgins to start producing. It’s time. Torts knows it. Hell, Higgins knows it. What do you think is the best course of action with Higgins?