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View Poll Results: Are you satisfied with the acquisition of Lang ?
Very disappointed 5 1.61%
Slightly disappointed 25 8.04%
Indifferent 27 8.68%
Satisfied 195 62.70%
Very satisfied 59 18.97%
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09-16-2008, 06:21 PM
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Bit early to answer completely.

Am I happy they acquired Lang? It was a pretty good deal. We give up Grabo for a pick and Patteryn. We trade the pick to Chicago for lang. Grabo for Patteryn and Lang? Good deal

Only time will tell if he fits well. I suspect that he will take the talent on our team up a good notch from last year. It will fill out a third line nicely directly or indirectly.

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09-16-2008, 06:24 PM
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If you would have told me on June 31st that the only signings were going to be Lang, Laraque and Brisebois, I would have been a bit disappointed.

Two overpaid part-time role players, and a notoriously slow 37 year old 3rd line center who's supposed to center one of the fastest group of wingers in the league (Lats not withstanding ) who's getting paid as much as the versatile PP quarterback coming into his prime whom we let go for nothing.

I hope I'm wrong and Lang puts up 70 points, Brisebois finds a regular place on the top PP unit, and that Larague disfigures half the Leafs' and Bruins' team.

But right now, I'm in the disappointed column.

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09-16-2008, 06:31 PM
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I hope I'm wrong and Lang puts up 70 points, Brisebois finds a regular place on the top PP unit, and that Larague disfigures half the Leafs' and Bruins' team.

For Lang to pop 70 points one of Koivu or Plekanec would have to be out of the line up for a long time.

Lang was signed because he is right handed - will get some PP time and because he is a big center. Lang is responsible at both ends of the ice.

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09-16-2008, 06:38 PM
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I'm not doing cartwheels down my street. But I'm satisfied that Lang will fit nicely into our line up.

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09-16-2008, 06:42 PM
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Lang was a +9 on the Hawks last year, with 54 pts...not bad...

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09-16-2008, 07:09 PM
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Lang was a +9 on the Hawks last year, with 54 pts...not bad...
Basically the same production as Koivu last year.

Koivu - 77GP - 16G - 40A - 56P
Lang - 76GP - 21G - 33A - 54P

Not bad at all...

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09-16-2008, 10:18 PM
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im ok with it, it doesn't upset anything and gives carbo more options than having smolinski or chipchura in the 3rd center position.

Im not happy with his salary but happy it is for only the one yr.

The canadiens are set with 3 offensive lines and enough 4th liners for 2 lines.

Plus tons of depth in hamilton and some that will ripen sometime this season.

The brass is ready to start the season with what they have. Lets see if any youngsters are ready in preseason and than full steam ahead.

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09-16-2008, 10:55 PM
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Finally a centre that can step up to a Top 6 role if someone goes down to injury. Bonk and Smolinski were not able to do that effectively.

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09-16-2008, 11:22 PM
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Finally a centre that can step up to a Top 6 role if someone goes down to injury. Bonk and Smolinski were not able to do that effectively.
That's a good point, but now I don't think Sergei will even get a shot at center, which is something I would've liked him to try for a few weeks.

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09-17-2008, 12:13 AM
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Girls have always been satisfied with my Lang(ue).

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09-17-2008, 01:56 AM
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well an relly satisfied lol the habs coodent wait affter sundin nonger so lang was the best opshon avallable lol nd well wiff him the habs has 3 good lines now lol

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09-17-2008, 03:59 AM
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well an relly satisfied lol the habs coodent wait affter sundin nonger so lang was the best opshon avallable lol nd well wiff him the habs has 3 good lines now lol
huh... yeah, ok, sure...

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09-17-2008, 04:01 AM
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well an relly satisfied lol the habs coodent wait affter sundin nonger so lang was the best opshon avallable lol nd well wiff him the habs has 3 good lines now lol
how about we try writing that in english now.

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09-17-2008, 08:41 AM
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Slightly disappointed - Havlat was a better option, imo.
No way.

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well an relly satisfied lol the habs coodent wait affter sundin nonger so lang was the best opshon avallable lol nd well wiff him the habs has 3 good lines now lol
Hi there.... I just wanted to clarify if you were joking or not, never seen you post before. It's OK if you aren't but I'm really curious now


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09-17-2008, 09:02 AM
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Happy with the player we got, since he fills a need, but disappointed in the price we paid. Since Chicago had to get under the cap, Gainey shouldn't have had to give up a potential high 2nd rounder. He should have had Tallon over a barrel in negotiations. Look at what Burke, who is also in cap trouble, got for Schnieder. Zilch. I really don't think Lang at 4mil is a much better buy than Schnieder at 5.7mil.


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09-17-2008, 09:13 AM
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I'm very happy with the pickup.

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09-17-2008, 09:17 AM
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Very early but I'm very glad he joined the group, he's gonna own with Kovy on the PP.

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09-17-2008, 09:31 AM
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I'm happy with this. Also I'm pretty sure Gainey knows something about Sundin we dont - and made his conclusion seeing he wasnt coming.

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I am more happy to gain Lang than seeing us wait and then get swooped on the Sundin sweepstakes

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09-17-2008, 09:40 AM
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Happy with the player we got, since he fills a need, but disappointed in the price we paid. Since Chicago had to get under the cap, Gainey shouldn't have had to give up a potential high 2nd rounder. He should have had Tallon over a barrel in negotiations. Look at what Burke, who is also in cap trouble, got for Schnieder. Zilch. I really don't think Bonk at 4mil is a much better buy than Schnieder at 5.7mil.
Dont you mean Lang?

Burke and Anaheim has Teemu Selänne to sign - and I would say there are quite a few more teams that could have fitted 4 million dollar player under their cap space - theres an actual market, even.

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Dont you mean Lang?

Burke and Anaheim has Teemu Selänne to sign - and I would say there are quite a few more teams that could have fitted 4 million dollar player under their cap space - theres an actual market, even.
Dohhhhh!


I know, I'd expect Lang to have more trade value due to a number of factors. But I didn't expect the difference to be a high 2nd and nothing. I think Gainey may have paid a bit much for one year of Lang.

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09-17-2008, 09:54 AM
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I don't think anyone can disagree that Sundin would have been much better, but Bob did the right thing for the good of the team. He waited until the point when it may have been a distraction.

Then, he filled the roster hole as best he could, without missing his opportunity (probably another team would have traded for him). The team has been pretty significantly upgraded this summer, without sacrificing any of the future. How can that not be satisfying?

I would guess that Bob gave up the Leafs' pick because another team was offering a 2nd round pick that was a bit higher, but we'll never know that.

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09-17-2008, 10:13 AM
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Sundin would have been better, but clearly, Gainey felt that Sundin wasn't coming or else he wouldn't have shut the door. I think a lot of teams are going to be kicking themselves when Sundin announces his retirement.

I am very happy with Lang. I'm getting tired of people calling him a third line center. Montreal does not have a "third" line anymore. We don't have a "second" line either. We have three scoring lines and a checking line. We got six wingers who can all produce at 40-80 points with the right playing time, PP time and linemate support, then we have three centermen who can produce between 50-80 points with the right playing time, PP time and winger support. That is awesome. With only two scoring lines we were able to score more goals than any other team in the NHL.

And with all of that said, this team is absolutely solid when it comes to dealing with injuries. Plekanec goes down? Lang or Koivu moves onto his line, and Lapierre can go off the wing and back into a center position. One of the Kostitsyn's go down? Call up a youngster like D'Agostini or Pacioretty for a few games. We have absolutely no worries up front.

262 goals last season, without Lang, without Tanguay.

Lets make it 300 this year.

Edit: The guy drove 12 hours from Chicago to Montreal just to arrive with enough time to get a little shut eye then skate for the team. That is god damn commitment.


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09-17-2008, 10:51 AM
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And with all of that said, this team is absolutely solid when it comes to dealing with injuries. Plekanec goes down? Lang or Koivu moves onto his line, and Lapierre can go off the wing and back into a center position. One of the Kostitsyn's go down? Call up a youngster like D'Agostini or Pacioretty for a few games. We have absolutely no worries up front.

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I agree completely. I'm worried though, as our outlook on dealing with defensive injuries is much worse. If Markov goes down, I'm not sure what we'd do, though isn't it like that every year?

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Carle and Weber, on D, are probably ready to play a few games in the big leagues.

I'm not that afraid on defense.

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