Thread: Speculation: Lang being offered a tryout?
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08-30-2009, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Natedawg View Post
I would definitely take him. I loved Lang here last season.

But, one question.. Has Martin been known for being able to roll all 4 lines? Including 3 offensive lines?

Cammalleri- Gomez - Gionta
A Kostitsyn - Lang - S Kostitsyn
D'agostini - Plekanec - Pacioretty
Latendresse - Lapierre - Moen
umm dags is a rw and pax a lw?

if we absolutely have to go with that first line:

Cammalleri-Gomez-Gionta
Latendresse-Lang-Kostitsyn
Moen-Plekanec-Stewart
Pacioretty-Lapierre-Laraque

explanations,
1st: yeah, whatever.
2nd: Lats and Lang both play really well positionally so their slow speed won't be that much of a detriment, and by moving Kostitsyn to RW on this line, he'll be forced to shoot more (stick closer to the net) and look for more breakaways (the other two will be playing farther back due to their speed issues)
3rd: solid shutdown line, Pleks and Moen know their stuff, and Stewart looked like he could fit in well with them.
4th: Pax needs some defensive seasoning, not much, but he needs it. The Lapierre and Pax tandem should be able to make up for Laraque's defensive shortcoming, while we've already seen how well Lapierre plays with BGL (he uses him like a wall and a second set of hands).

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