Just interested to see who would you like more to have as your second centerman if Ribs traded during the year.
I understand that it depends on the price but I believe the price would be close to equivalent for those two, so who would you go for???
There's doubts as far as those two are concerned but I like their speed and size but my choice would be Legwand. If DL could forget how to always be on the DL..... he could be a nice bet. And that speed with Kovy and Sammy could be just fun to see. And I still have more confidence in his offensive abilities than in Langkow's abilities so....
Legwand is my choice.
P.S. (Intention was not to have two DL's facing each other but two realistic names that could be tradeable assets without looking at guys like Malkin, Crosby and Lecavalier....you know the moves that will never be made....)
Ribeiro is younger and cheaper and he's more a playmaker than a scorer, while Langkow is a scorer. We need more a playmaker than a scorer because we have a lot of scorers in both wings with Ryder, Higgins, Samsonov, Kovalev & Perezhogin.
I'd take Langkow to be a 2nd line scorer. Langkow is the more proven scorer. But I think he makes more than Legwand. Legwand is still a bit of a project. He'd be a gamble that would require a medium to long term investment to see a big return. Langkow would be a decent stop-gap for a season or two, bringing about 55-65 points and a good all-around game. At this point, Langkow seems like the better fit.
haha.. man your just SO funny.. you know what, up there in Canada there what wer call RUMORS, yep, because here we CARE about hockey. So when a rumor come, we discuss about that. That just as simple as that.. no one invent that, was just a damn rumor...
I'd take Langkow, primarily for the extra bite he brings to the game over the others. He might not be much more or less on offense, but he also plays with an edge that makes him more valuable.
(And then I'd ask Terry Ryan if he wanted to try a comeback too...)
BTW, Terry Ryan's a big muisic guy. After he did a few stints on PJ Stock's show, he called in Melnick's one afternoon. Apparently the Ryan family is one of those that has thousands of records,tapes and cd's dominating their home. I think they may be mulling over having him do periodic bits on one of their shows.