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#81 Guest_nutz2u (Guest)

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 10:42 AM

The guy played smaller than Hudler. Wonder what kind of numbers Squirt would have had if he had Langs' minutes.

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 10:50 AM

Okay with Lang gone , who will become LGW's "official" whipping boy for 07-08 huh.gif
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 11:08 AM

QUOTE(nutz2u @ June 21, 2007 - 11:42AM) View Post

The guy played smaller than Hudler. Wonder what kind of numbers Squirt would have had if he had Langs' minutes.

Arrr, possibly played smaller but scored way bigger goals. Hopefully huddles will get more ice time, but babs is still the coach... so that is a big Nope... ride the pine young man, argh!




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Posted 21 June 2007 - 11:37 AM

Wewt. No Lang, I'm happy. It's not like this is much of a surprise either. Way too much inconsistency on offense, absolutely sucked on defense. Created way too many power play opportunities, especially crucial ones, for the opposing team.

QUOTE(Winged Scooter @ June 21, 2007 - 08:50AM) View Post

Okay with Lang gone , who will become LGW's "official" whipping boy for 07-08 huh.gif

The next lazy arse who gives about 15%, every shift, I imagine.

I can't be too hard on Calder -- he's been on the team only since around the trade deadline. However, Lang's had more than enough time to shape up, and he hasn't. So he can shoo, and let in someone else who works harder and will provide more effort on both sides of the ice.

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 11:49 AM

this is the best news i'v heard in a long time! HAHA NO MORE LANG!!
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:03 PM

QUOTE(Crymson @ June 20, 2007 - 10:27PM) View Post

Thank goodness. That's all I can say.

On another note, I thought the ad I got on the news page was a pretty hilarious coincidence.. and fitting. Apparently Blue Cross/Blue Shield treats laziness, but Bob didn't want to be helped.

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That's pretty funny. haha.
QUOTE(haroldsnepsts @ June 21, 2007 - 08:26AM) View Post

He has good size, a strong shot, and on his off year is good for 50+ points. In spite of his work ethic, I think he'll find a home somewhere in the NHL.

And in his 3 postseasons in Detroit, Lang has 9 goals and 23 points. 62 points in the regular season last year, and 52 this year.

It's definitely time for him to go, but I think the bashing here is getting a little ridiculous.


I agree. ^ ^ ^

Shoot man an off year with 52 points isn't bad. To put in in perspective, Shane Doan- a player I respect and am a big fan of- was the leading scorer of the Coyotes with 55 points.

Sure different circumstances but the Wings are pretty spoiled with the talent we have.

That being said, he didn't entirely show up in the playoffs and at 3.8 mil I'm OK seeing him go.
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:17 PM

QUOTE(Wings_Fan_In_Exile @ June 21, 2007 - 11:03AM) View Post

Shoot man an off year with 52 points isn't bad. To put in in perspective, Shane Doan- a player I respect and am a big fan of- was the leading scorer of the Coyotes with 55 points.

Sure different circumstances but the Wings are pretty spoiled with the talent we have.

That being said, he didn't entirely show up in the playoffs and at 3.8 mil I'm OK seeing him go.


Shane Doan plays for a hideous team. He at least puts forth effort out there, in any event.

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:21 PM

No real surprise. People were a little rough on the guy, but I'll agree the money is better spent elsewhere. I don't really care either way with Bert either depending on the money. If he comes cheap enough great, if not, the money's best spent elsewhere.

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:42 PM

Thank goodness.
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:54 PM

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LOL, kidding. I also met Langer this year at the **** 'O Dow's, he was trashed and didn't mind signing my now-RARE official sweater. tongue.gif
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 01:44 PM

QUOTE(eva unit zero @ June 21, 2007 - 08:50AM) View Post




You're right. A hot Lang probably also had an effect.



Apparently you forgot that the reason Holland got Calder was because the 2nd line was doing absolutely nothing. It's the other way around. Lang was in a slump, they brought in Kyle to maybe spark the second line and it worked.

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE(Crymson @ June 21, 2007 - 10:17AM) View Post

Shane Doan plays for a hideous team. He at least puts forth effort out there, in any event.

Doan definitely does play for a crap team, but he was also getting 4 or 5 more minutes per game than Bobby.

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 03:03 PM

QUOTE(haroldsnepsts @ June 21, 2007 - 03:00PM) View Post

Doan definitely does play for a crap team, but he was also getting 4 or 5 more minutes per game than Bobby.

That doesn't matter. Who were Doan's linemates this season? Mike Comrie? And that was for about only half the season. After that I can't even remember who's left on that team (no, Roenick was never a first line center in Phoenix either, since him and Gretzky hated each other).

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 03:15 PM

Well my girlfriend will be pissed!!! She loves Lang. biggrin.gif

On the ice I'm glad to see him out of here. He would have demanded too much money and ice to stick around here. There are more pressing matters at this time.

Off the ice he has been one of more funny guys to see and here from. Its kind of a shame to see this part leave.

Best of luck Robert!

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 03:19 PM

Does this open a spot for Huds or Grigs, or is it filled by a vet in a trade or a FA. Maybe Babs was so hard on Huds this year because he wanted him to fill this void he knew was coming.

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 03:21 PM

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 03:44 PM

I don't think many people that follow the wings are suprised, I'm not. Lang has been awfully disappointing at least half the time. And he's getting up there, so it's not like he'll be getting any better.

I agree with anyone saying this will give Detroit an opportunity to bring up a hungry young prospect, it's what I'd like to see. But I won't rule out filling the part with a FA aquisition, or a trade. I wouldn't be objectional toward that happening, but it's just gotta be the right guy.
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 04:10 PM

I'm going to miss the guy. I've always loved having Lang in Detroit. I know a ton of you guys bashed the guy...and I still have yet to understand why. Lang went out and did what he was supposed to do. Just because the guy did not go out on the ice night in and night out and not score EVERY night doesn't make him horrible. Lang is way more of a play maker...and that is not always a bad thing. He's a great guy...and talented player. He got the Wings out of a couple of tough situations this past season...especially in the playoffs. I'm going to miss him...I have nothing but respect for the guy. Don't sit and bash the guy though...and give your congrats on him leaving. I think it's simply amazing how he can score an amazing goal for Detroit and suddenly he's your favourite player...but one mistake and he's horrible. Here's to Lang. Best wishes...kick butt.
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 04:18 PM

QUOTE(55fan @ June 21, 2007 - 08:23AM) View Post

I'll miss the doo-lang, doo-lang song.


sad.gif I forgot all about the Doo Lang song.

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 04:26 PM

QUOTE(wingnut22 @ June 21, 2007 - 04:18PM) View Post

sad.gif I forgot all about the Doo Lang song.


Im sure given his general laziness and love for cheeseburgers, that song will soon be changed to "Moo Lang Moo Lang Moo Lang..."
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