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11-13-2003, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Bonzai
On one hand, 90 pts for Lang seems unrealistic, because well, he's Lang. But on the other hand, if he's scoring like this when the team is complete crap, perhaps he'll heat up even more. Who knows. I couldn't really see him finishing the season with more than 75 points though when it's all said and done.
Consider this. The Capitals are back to being a one power play unit team. Jagr has scored 2 ppg's, Gonchar just 1 ppg. If those guys were to score on the power play consistantly along with Bondra, Lang's ppg points will go up, not down.

Lang had 69 pts last year. Most of that time he was not on the 1st pp unit. If he was, Jagr controlled the puck and all the play was on the other side of the ice. Lang controls the puck now. The main threat to Lang having a big season at this point is not so much Lang as it is who might get traded. Maybe him...maybe Jagr, Bondra, Gonchar.

That would effect his numbers. On the otherhand 75pts is about what Jagr has produced over the last two years.

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