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12-06-2008, 06:58 PM
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Lang at the point

I find it interesting how Carbo has been using Lang at the point lately...Not the guy you'd expect over there, but he's been pretty decent IMO.

He doesn't have a strong slapper, but he does have this really heavy shot that fires off really strangely...I don't think goalies expect it because he just whips it really quickly without looking like he's doing anything. I don't know how to explain it...But his shot is deceptive.

It seems to be working too. Creates rebounds that are leading to chances.

What do you guys think?

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Right handed shot at the point.

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12-06-2008, 07:02 PM
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When I saw Lang at the point I was about to but then saw how he was pretty decent and actually getting shot through. It doesn't matter how hard the shot is if it misses. I like it, kind of surprising but it's somewhat working.

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It's like people forget that Streit doesn't have a slapper.

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12-06-2008, 07:13 PM
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Unless we're talking someone who bombs them like Souray, a quick, accurate shot is often more effective than a hard one.

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12-07-2008, 04:11 AM
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It's like people forget that Streit doesn't have a slapper.
He has a real hard slap shot what are you talking about???? It isn't that accurate but it is damn hard.

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12-07-2008, 04:19 AM
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lang at the point is ****ing nonsense. andrei should be there and he wasn't given a fair chance

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12-07-2008, 10:59 AM
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lang at the point is ****ing nonsense. andrei should be there and he wasn't given a fair chance
Yep, I expect to allow a SHG or two soon if they keep employing him there.

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12-07-2008, 11:17 AM
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He's not the fastest skater and he doesn't have the hardest shot but he is one of the smartest players on the ice and a good decision-maker.

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12-07-2008, 12:03 PM
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Lang was responsible for a PP goal from the point a couple games ago so expect Carbo to milk that as long as he can. Even though that's not where he should be.

But more importantly, Tanguay on the point = Complete Fail

Tanguay never shoots, has trouble holding the line, and constantly creeps into the hashmark area along the boards. It's clear he's not comfortable back there.

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12-07-2008, 12:09 PM
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The Tanguay at the point experiment is not really bringing dividends. He may be more useful down low - maybe in place of Higgins, just to name someone, or to take Lang's now vacant spot if D'Agostini cools down.

Tanguay seems way more dangerous around the net than as a guy distributing the puck - that job should be Markov's anyway.

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Tanguay is really good on the left side when on the PP. He either intentionaly shoots at the goalie so that someone tips it or someone gets the rebound. He created many chances like that earlier. I don't see him at the point.

What I am still not capable of accepting is why not Ak46 on the point. Let him learn from his mistakes. The guy should play 1:20 minutes on each PP. If not try kovy.

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12-07-2008, 12:34 PM
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Well, in his first few games on point he has gotten more shots thru then Breezy so i guess thats a plus.

One thing thats for sure, the Tanguay experiment must end.

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12-07-2008, 12:41 PM
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I wouldn't play him at the point but everytime he takes a shot he just makes it simple put in on net and get a rebound.Sometimes it will work but most of the time it will get blocked even before it makes it to the goalie

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No threats in the slot + no threats at the point = no goals on the power play. Lang is definitely not the answer.

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12-07-2008, 02:05 PM
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I didn't like him at all over there... He's right-handed forward who should be at the left side waiting for someone cross-sided pass.

I don't understand why they're not going back to what was working which is Markov left point, Kovalev right side, Koivu in front/back of the net, someone in the slot (AK46, Higgins, Lats, Lang) and a big left-handed point shot.

We already know that the best shooter is AK46.. if Carbo's afraid of his D, well why not use Hamrlik? He's got a good acurate shot and very good vision and he's a defenceman who spent all his career playing the PP except under Carbonneau... why is he not there?

And if people really want a right-handed shot on the point... call-up Weber and trade/waive O'Byrne or Dandy.

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12-07-2008, 02:08 PM
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How can we say he's decent when the PP is so so bad, not saying he's the main cause but he's not helping.

He moves so so slow, his mobility is awful.

The PP is about quick puck movement, Lang gets the puck and reacts way too slow with it, add to the fact his passes often get cut or don't reach and he cant finish.

He should be 2nd unit PP, if that.

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I know he is by no means a goal-scorer, but what do you think of having Gorges on the point as the second Dman? What I like about him is he is a very smart player and sees the ice well. Could he play a role in distributing the puck?? I know he doesn't give a one-timer, just thinking of who else could be put on the point.

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12-07-2008, 02:35 PM
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they need to shoot the f* puck!! that is all. and no breezer pls!! that guy always shoot te puck in the air

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Gainey needs to find a PP guy for the point...no one can shoot.

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Well, in his first few games on point he has gotten more shots thru then Breezy so i guess thats a plus.

One thing thats for sure, the Tanguay experiment must end.
Agreed... and Lang on the point is useless too. Just because he created one goal, Carbo decided to put him their since... nothing has changed...

There's a young talented kid sitting on the press box who QB the point on the powerplay everywhere he played. He is the one who should be on the right of Markov.

He also lead the stats category for Powerplay efficiency...






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12-07-2008, 03:30 PM
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The whole idea of placing a forward on the point stinks, because everyone is frightened to take a shot from the blueline. I don't get it.

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12-07-2008, 04:27 PM
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The whole idea of placing a forward on the point stinks, because everyone is frightened to take a shot from the blueline. I don't get it.
akosty showed that he does like to shoot. Did carbo give hm a chance to play on the point besides that 5-3 a couple of games ago.

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12-07-2008, 05:13 PM
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akosty showed that he does like to shoot. Did carbo give hm a chance to play on the point besides that 5-3 a couple of games ago.
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I don't think Lang did bad, I'm just disappointed we barely saw A.Kost there.

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