I'm not really sold on Langdon. Aside from a few boring fights, he hasn't done anything to really warrant a spot on the line-up.
Langdon, or a player of his ilk, is important in the East. We can't have teams laughing at us because they know we'll back down if they raise the level of intensity in a game. Rivet pushes and shoves after the whistle, big deal. Everyone knows that he'll get his clock cleaned if he actually drops his gloves. Langdon skates by and tells you to cool it and it's a different story. Plus, he can win big fights and pump the crowd up.