Williams is gone for sure. But if we were going to bring Bertuzzi=Ugly Lang back in the first place and watch Babcock kiss the guy's ass all season, I can almost guarantee he'll be back. Its sad but true. I know he put up points above his pay-grade, but if anyone watched the guy night in, night out, he was lazy s***. He floats, watches the smaller players dig, gets bumped off the puck easily, spends half the game with one hand on his stick and takes stupid penalties. At least Lang didn't do the last two.
Nay, Lang often just took several games off at a time and did absolutely nothing. He constantly quit on plays, rarely skated at his full speed, refused to work in the corners, refused to backcheck with heart, and generally played a lazy, unmotivated and dispassionate style of hockey.
He also cost nearly four times as much as what Bertuzzi is being paid.
Lang was way, way worse. In any event, I think Ericsson is far more alike to Lang than Bertuzzi is.
Edited by Crymson, 04 May 2010 - 10:00 PM.