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02-19-2004, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by RE-HABS
Lang is attractive but he still has 3 more years on his contract at 5.5 million, do you think he will be putting up 5.5 per season points in 3 years?

I don't think it would cost too much for Lang, Zhamnov was reasonably price (UFA status had something to do with that). Sullivan wasn't too expensive at 2 2nd rounders and Bondra wasn't expensive either. So a prospect and a player that can play now might be it, the Caps have stated they aren't covering any salary for Lang, Kolzig or Gonchar if deals are made for them...that brings down the asking price big time.
You can`t compare Zhamnov or Sullivan to Lang. As good as Zhamnov or Sullivan would be for a playoff run neither of them lead the NHL in scoring for a good chunk of the season. In a league where 50 pt players make 9 million one of the NHL`s leading scorers is making almost half that. I`d imagine a team like Detroit will make a move for him. 5.5 million for Detroit or Colorado or Philly is chump change they`d have no problem trading away picks or prospects for a guy like Lang.

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