Thread: Proposal: Mtl Chi
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08-25-2008, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
Why in hell would we want Robert freaking Lang in our line-up?? Why???!!! I fail to see the reason.
Let's say we don't get Sundin... We then have Koivu, Plekanec, Chipchura and Lapierre at center, and Lehoux (LeWho?) next in line...

What if we lose Koivu or Plekanec for an extended period due to injury? We tried Higgins at center last year and it was a flop. We don't have Grabovski, we don't have Locke. Would you feel comfortable with Chipchura or Lapierre as your second line center to generate offense? Not me.

Lang is excellent on face-offs (which we need), he's a big body at center (which we need), he's a right hand shot and face-off (which we need) and can play a more offensive role if called upon, a bit like Fedorov is. And although he's a bit overpaid at $4 million, he answers some of our needs and he only has one year left to his contract.


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