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Bruinster* 10-03-2003 09:42 AM

Langdon a Habs
 
Is he the "physical" solution ?

Mike8 10-03-2003 09:45 AM

Not a solution of anything, but the more character and intensity Montreal brings in, the better.

I'd love to see a Dwyer-Begin-Langdon fourth line.

didjuicythat 10-03-2003 10:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike8
Not a solution of anything, but the more character and intensity Montreal brings in, the better.

I'd love to see a Dwyer-Begin-Langdon fourth line.

Agreed. Considering the Habs are among the softest teams in the NHL at the moment, I think these guys are good additions to the fourth line. Nothing spectacular from Gainey up to now, but clever moves, I'd say.

FlavorFlav 10-03-2003 11:49 AM

Nothing spectacular indeed. Where are we going to put all these guys? I really hope Gainey does something about our little surplus soon...

BigM1ke 10-03-2003 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Komisarek
Finally we'll have someone who can WIN fights! =DDD

Gordie doesn't receive the respect he's diserving :rolleyes:

Joe Malone 10-03-2003 01:20 PM

I really like Dwyer. But Langdon is one tough Newfie. "He's as tough as nails" as Bryan Burke said. Here's what hockeyfights.com has to say: "as we all know, Langdon is the best second half fighter in all of hockey."

Here's the link to his fight card, if you're into that sort of thing.
http://www.hockeyfights.com/player.asp?pid=38

Doesn't score much, but he'll lock horns with anyone. Here's the people he's fought:

Krzysztof Oliwa (2 times)
Sandy McCarthy (3 times)
Peter Worrell (6 times)
Scott Parker
Donald Brashear (3 times)
Georges Laraque
Matt Johnson
Craig Berube
Paul Laus
Rob Ray
Jim McKenzie
Reed Low
Tie Domi
Todd Fedoruk
Andrei Nazarov
Zdeno Chara
Andre Roy
Wade Belak
John Jakopin
Sean O'Donnell
Lyle Odelein
Jody Shelley
Bryan Marchment

Hordichuk_24 10-03-2003 01:32 PM

Minors - AHL:
Cale Hulse
Kerry Clark
Dennis Vial
Phil Crowe
Dennis Bonvie
Ron Aubrey X2
Serge Roberge X2
Dan Kordic X2
Terran Sandwith
Tracy Egeland
Alex Nikolic
Dan Frawley
Reid Simpson (numerous times)
Ryan VandenBussche X2
Krzysztof Oliwa (93/94)

1994-95 (New York Rangers)

McKay PS
McKay PS
Johnson PS
McSorley PS
B.Lindros PS
Cummins
Ray
Severyn
Berube
Peluso
R.Simpson

1995-96 (New York Rangers)

Redden PS
Crowder PS
Crowder PS
Ewen
Probert
Tamer
McKay
Churla
May
Kruse
Leach
R.Simpson
Berube
Odelein
Leroux
Tamer

1996-97 (New York Rangers)

Peluso PS
Dimaio
Hatcher
Brashear
Stojanov
Odelein
Allison
Odjick
McKenzie
Domi
Kruse
Roche
Probert
Kordic
Grimson
Twist
McKay
Grimson
Zmolek
Johnson
Simon
S.Thornton
Simpson
Grosek

1997-98 (New York Rangers)

Belanger
McCarthy
Odjick
Vial
Grimson
Belanger
Lakovic
Kordic
Laus
McKay
Vukota
Baumgartner
Berube
Grimson
Baumgartner
Laus
Odjick
Dan Kordic
Marty McSorley
Tie Domi
Zdeno Chara

1998-99 (New York Rangers)

Donald Brashear
Sandy McCarthy
Krzysztof Oliwa
Paul Kruse
Peter Worrell
Brantt Myhres
Scott Parker
McCarthy

1999-00 (New York Rangers)

Lyle Odelein PS
Matt Johnson
Craig Berube
Krzysztof Oliwa
Georges Laraque

2000-01 (Carolina Hurricanes)

Ben Clymer PS
Marek Posmyk PS
Paul Laus PS
Paul Laus
Todd Fedoruk
Rob Ray
Jim McKenzie
Reed Low
Tie Domi
Jason Allison
Peter Worrell
Andrei Nazarov

2001-02 (Carolina Hurricanes)

Chris Simon PS
Zdeno Chara
Chris Tamer
Andre Roy
Brendan Witt
Paul Laus
Rob Ray
John Jakopin
Wade Belak
Mike Brown
Todd Fedoruk
Dennis Bonvie
Sean O'Donnell
Peter Worrell

2002-03 (Carolina Hurricanes/Vancouver Canucks)

Reed Low (With Carolina)
Jim McKenzie (With Carolina)
Sandy McCarthy
Lyle Odelein
Peter Worrell X2
Jody Shelley
Steve Montador
Luke Richardson
Bryan Marchment
Donald Brashear

FisherKing 10-03-2003 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Malone
I really like Dwyer. But Langdon is one tough Newfie. "He's as tough as nails" as Bryan Burke said. Here's what hockeyfights.com has to say: "as we all know, Langdon is the best second half fighter in all of hockey."

Here's the link to his fight card, if you're into that sort of thing.
http://www.hockeyfights.com/player.asp?pid=38

Doesn't score much, but he'll lock horns with anyone. Here's the people he's fought:

Krzysztof Oliwa (2 times)
Sandy McCarthy (3 times)
Peter Worrell (6 times)
Scott Parker
Donald Brashear (3 times)
Georges Laraque
Matt Johnson
Craig Berube
Paul Laus
Rob Ray
Jim McKenzie
Reed Low
Tie Domi
Todd Fedoruk
Andrei Nazarov
Zdeno Chara
Andre Roy
Wade Belak
John Jakopin
Sean O'Donnell
Lyle Odelein
Jody Shelley
Bryan Marchment

Doesn't exactly "pick his spots" does he? I think this guy can insert a lot of backbone into the Canadiens smaller players. As I've said before, most smaller players don't mind "paying a price" as long as they know there's gonna be a "pay back" somewhere down the road. With Langdon, there WILL be. Great acquisition by Gainey :bow:

KOMO_ROCKS 10-03-2003 02:12 PM

I like this acquisition by Gainey....Langdon adds some much needed toughness that Montreal is lacking.......he is a character player and our policeman now :handclap:

Drunk World Order 10-03-2003 02:25 PM

I like the pick ups of Begin and Langdon...Definatley addresses some muscle issues...Langdon will fight anyone...and has a chance of winning!!! ...begin is a light weight who is relentless...and able to land the big hit...and is a good defensive player...I don't think both will play on a daily basis...but when were playing teams like Buffalo, Atlanta, Toronto, Rangers, Philly and so on...I can also invision the line of Dwyer Begin Langdon making there presence felt...for some reason I also feel that a trade is on the horizon!!! ...because we have alot of bodies around now!!!

KOMO_ROCKS 10-03-2003 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drunk World Order
I like the pick ups of Begin and Langdon...Definatley addresses some muscle issues...Langdon will fight anyone...and has a chance of winning!!! ...begin is a light weight who is relentless...and able to land the big hit...and is a good defensive player...I don't think both will play on a daily basis...but when were playing teams like Buffalo, Atlanta, Toronto, Rangers, Philly and so on...I can also invision the line of Dwyer Begin Langdon making there presence felt...for some reason I also feel that a trade is on the horizon!!! ...because we have alot of bodies around now!!!

Yup, good additions by Gainey today....looks like we now have a surplus of forwards and a couple will probably be traded now(eg Dackell, Juneau)

Munchausen 10-03-2003 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike8
Not a solution of anything, but the more character and intensity Montreal brings in, the better.

I'd love to see a Dwyer-Begin-Langdon fourth line.

Dwyer and Langdon are both left wingers though...

KILLger 10-03-2003 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Munchausen
Dwyer and Langdon are both left wingers though...

With their style, I guess it's not much of a concern, eh? :p

Peter Griffin 10-03-2003 03:05 PM

Langdon will be a good enforcer for Montreal. He was with Vancouver, but he can't play a regular NHL shift(can't do anything but fight), so was made expendable. The Canucks are now banking of Brad May to provide some toughness in addition to his regular play.

monster_bertuzzi 10-03-2003 03:30 PM

I'm really upset Darren had to leave Vancouver because he is the only true fighter we have that could go toe-to-toe with anyone in the league.

Enjoy Langdon in Montreal.

deandebean 10-03-2003 03:42 PM

Good for toughness. But they still need scorers. My god, are they pityfull up front...

Mizral 10-03-2003 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arankys
A good day for Montreal. Langdon is not a liabilty on the ice and was even put on a line with the Sedins for a stretch.
:handclap: :handclap:

A stretch that lasted about 3 shifts in 1 game.

I'm really dissapointed we lost Langdon, but I couldn't think of many better fits for Langer than Montreal. Near his home-town of Newfoundland. Langdon is the greatest, happy-go-lucky guy you'll ever meet in hockey. He doesn't make much dough, and he can fight (and win) against the top end of the leagues enforcers.

Langdon isn't huge, by any stretch. He's only 6'0 tall. However, he is one of the better fist-chuckers in the league.

Also, Langdon has been known to kill penalties in the NHL.

loadie 10-03-2003 03:51 PM

My brother played against Darren and his brother in Deer Lake for the local senior mens league. He said that even though he was quite a bit younger than the men, he wouldn't back down from anyone. He said that it was in the family, they would all rather go through you than around you....nice to see that things never changed when he made the NHL. :joker: Darren will bring lots of character to the team, especially in the dressing room. It won't take long before his teammates love him and his style...he'll quickly become one of the fan favorites...and I have a Newfoundlander to cheer for on my Favorite team...man...I love fridays. :rolly:

Joe Malone 10-03-2003 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by loadie
My brother played against Darren and his brother in Deer Lake for the local senior mens league. He said that even though he was quite a bit younger than the men, he wouldn't back down from anyone. He said that it was in the family, they would all rather go through you than around you....nice to see that things never changed when he made the NHL. :joker: Darren will bring lots of character to the team, especially in the dressing room. It won't take long before his teammates love him and his style...he'll quickly become one of the fan favorites...and I have a Newfoundlander to cheer for on my Favorite team...man...I love fridays. :rolly:

Hey buddy, if Ryder makes it, you'll have two boys from The Rock to cheer for.... :yo: :handclap:

habitue* 10-03-2003 04:12 PM

Need to trade some !
 
Even if Plekanek and Higgins are send down to Hamilton, the team has still 16 forwards (including injured Koivu and Kilger). They surely won't start the season with more than 14 forwards and 7 d-men.

Assuming that Ryder & Ward won't be sent down without going thru waivers (and risking losing them), Gainey will have to deal a couple of vets to make some room. Some people think that Dwyer is among those who could be cut. I would prefer Gainey to deal Juneau and Dackell, and if he is really lucky to find a trading partner, Perreault and Audette.

Maybe with the right package, the Habs can get Primeau from the Flyers or Laperrière from the Kings, both UFA next spring. Then we will start to have a centre line with some talent and grit - Koivu,Ribeiro, Primeau or Laperrière and Bégin + Kilger who can play left wing too.

I really hope Gainey keeps brooming the old dust out of the team and will not just send down Dwyer, Bouillon, Hainsey, Hossa or Komisarek, because they have two-way contracts and don't have to go thru waivers (??? the yougest ones at least).

I am scared to see Dykhuis and Traverse back on the team because of that .

skidboot 10-03-2003 04:23 PM

Langdon sounds alright to me. Hopefully he can create a little more room for Koivu and others to do there job.



We were too damn soft and nobody respected us as a physical hockey team....nobody!

Hopefully this will be the start something worthwhile.

tritone 10-03-2003 04:36 PM

Holy Smokes!
 
Looking at his resume I only have one question ...Does this guy still have any knuckles left? I certainly hope so, been aching for a real fighter since John Kordic/Todd Ewen

Anyone thinking how sweet it could have been in the playoffs with the Mclaren/Zednik incident? I think Mclaren's smile would be missing some porcelain !!!

Jewelly 10-03-2003 05:00 PM

Langdon's a great team guy; everyone liked him, even wore the 'C' in one of the X games.

Hope he helps out the Habs and brings them the toughness they need.

Looking forward to watching and seeing what he does this year. All the best to him in Montreal. Miss him already. :(

BTW, Langdon has 4 young kids... 3 of them (girls I think) are triplets! :eek:

Good luck LanGOON.

didjuicythat 10-03-2003 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jewelly
Langdon's a great team guy; everyone liked him, even wore the 'C' in one of the X games.

Hope he helps out the Habs and brings them the toughness they need.

Looking forward to watching and seeing what he does this year. All the best to him in Montreal. Miss him already. :(

BTW, Langdon has 4 young kids... 3 of them (girls I think) are triplets! :eek:

Good luck LanGOON.

Wow! I hadn't realized Darren really was a fan favorite in Vancouver. Being a fan favorite without having particular offensive skills or talent is something meaningful, IMO. He must be the hard worker with the never die attitude the management is looking for to have so much fans having nothing but good comments about him.

Thanks for the input, guys! Very appreciated!

loadie 10-03-2003 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Malone
Hey buddy, if Ryder makes it, you'll have two boys from The Rock to cheer for.... :yo: :handclap:

You got it .....that would be awesome....Maybe the boys can "Screech In" everyone :D ...lol...I can see Saku kissing the Cod now!!


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