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  • Red Wings trade for Robert Lang

    NHL's leading scorer traded to Detroit

    The Detroit Red Wings have acquired center Robert Lang, one of the NHL's leading scorers, from the Washington Capitals for prospect Tomas Fleischmann, a first-round pick in 2004 and a fourth-round pick in 2006.


    Lang, who is tied for the league scoring lead with 74 points, signed a five-year, $25-million contract with the Capitals when he became an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2002.


    "We could not have asked for more from Robert Lang over the past two seasons, he has been a terrific player for our club and we consider him as the best free-agent signing in the team's history," Washington GM George McPhee said in a prepared statement. "We have given Robert a chance to compete for the Stanley Cup while adding a good young player and two valuable draft choices to our organization. We wish Robert and his family all the best."


    Lang is the third high-profile player to be traded from Washington this season. The Capitals traded Jaromir Jagr to the New York Rangers on Jan. 23 and shipped Peter Bondra, their all-time leading scorer, to the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 18.

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  • #2
    I can hear the crying right now.....

    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
    -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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    • #3
      add the capitals to the list of teams that need to be axed

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      • #4
        Leading scorer in the NHL...nice pick up....kudos to Holland for making the move....

        "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
        Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
        -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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        • #5
          Wow, a team trying to make improvements. I wonder what that's like. Can the Blues PLEASE start rebuilding and become sellers?
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          "I must be dreaming."


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          • #6
            I wonder if Pierre Lacroix has something big planned.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by devaskar@Feb 27 2004, 02:14 PM
              I wonder if Pierre Lacroix has something big planned.
              Darby Hendrickson wasn't it?

              "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
              Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
              -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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              • #8
                Originally posted by devaskar@Feb 27 2004, 02:14 PM
                I wonder if Pierre Lacroix has something big planned.
                What do you think the Avs should do Dev? Their offense is slumping right now, but that will surely rebound when Forsberg comes back. I can see them picking up another defenseman, but I think they ride Aebischer for the playoffs.

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                • #9
                  Nope...nor was Kurt Sauer or Bob Boughner.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Fishbone+Feb 27 2004, 12:16 PM-->
                    QUOTE(Fishbone @ Feb 27 2004, 12:16 PM)

                  • #11
                    The Flyers were scouting Brian Leetch last night. I wonder if the Avs would have an interest in him also.
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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by devaskar+Feb 27 2004, 02:18 PM-->
                      QUOTE(devaskar @ Feb 27 2004, 02:18 PM)
                      Originally posted by [email protected] 27 2004, 12:16 PM

                    • #13
                      Being an old school fan of Lang, it'll be nice to see him in a city that might appreicate the effort he puts into being a talented player.

                      Although I think he would've made a nice replacement for Demitra.
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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by Nebulous_Blue@Feb 27 2004, 02:20 PM
                        Being an old school fan of Lang, it'll be nice to see him in a city that might appreicate the effort he puts into being a talented player.

                        Although I think he would've made a nice replacement for Demitra.
                        Being Pavol Demitra's sponsor, I wholeheartedly disagree...

                        "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                        Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                        -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                        • #15
                          I wholeheartedly would disagree with the Blues going after Leetch (as Melrose suggested last night) but I understand the rationale: preserving the playoff streak is more important to this group than building a championship contender, they figure Leetch will be MacInnis' replacement (especially on the power play) and will excel as the No. 2 guy behind Pronger, Pleau comes from the Rangers organization, and Pleau likes trading for American born players.

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