Thread: Heard on CKAC??
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05-12-2006, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by raketheleaves
My dog could put up points sitting in the crease on the Detroit powerplay.
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Originally Posted by raketheleaves
He's not a crease-sitter. He's a perimeter player who doesn't want the puck when the heat is on and there is a hit to take.
You need to stay consistent if you want to make a real argument here, raketheleaves.

Now, I don't disagree with your general point here, but you're not presenting it terribly well so I'm playing devil's advocate.

The bottom-line is that: yes, Lang would be a band-aid. He would be a last resort if Gainey does not find a better player for the club and doesn't see sufficient opportunities to add one in the near future.

I would be for a move for Lang because, as much as I hope for Ribeiro to improve, Lang is a distinctly better player than Ribeiro and does use his body down low, as well as his reach, to shield off his opponents. For you to disqualify this as a fundamental part of his offensive game is a clear misunderstanding of Lang's play. He's not fast. He's big. He uses his size; not as a bruiser, but to protect the puck and move into scoring position.

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