Lang to Detroit A Done Deal?

According to the fan590 and Letsgowings.com,

A trade that would bring the Caps center Robert Lang to the Redwings was a done deal, and only a few minor details of the trade had to be worked out. There is no details in what the Caps would get in return. Detroit has been rumored to be looking for a center all year, and Lang would fit in nice with the Wings.



28 Responses to Lang to Detroit A Done Deal?

  1. cgolding says:

    god it sux to be a caps fan.

  2. Donovan says:

    Its not like this is a shocker. Detroit has needed a center all year and Lang has always been mentioned. I just can’t see what Detroit would give up. Possibly Williams and some other Minor League trash.

  3. Donovan says:

    Whats worse? The fire sale, the lousy record, or the mugging by the owner?

  4. mikster says:

    Well, i have yet to see more of this, but i’ll be keeping my eye out.

    Thanks for the fast info Wills!

  5. Bishop7979 says:

    Lang would fit in great with detroit. He is a very skilled center, who is big and strong on his skates. He’s the kind of guy who isnt afraid to get into traffic to score goals, but he has enough skill that he doesnt need to muck and grind for his points.

    He can pass, score, play physical, and plays well in his own end. He’s just a good overall player, who is sorely underrated because of the talent that he has been fortunate enough to be teamates with.

    this would be a great pick up for the wings. especially if stevie y is considering this his last year.

  6. The_Conductor says:

    They need a 3rd line centre really bad. Give the Caps Devereaux and Barnes and a 2nd and 3rd round pick. For Lang and a 4th round pick

  7. Zamboni says:

    If this goes through, there’s probably one less destination for the Hawks to unload Zhamnov now…

    They’d better get a move on before we get stuck with that loser.

  8. BarryMelrosesMullet says:

    Smoke another why don’t you….and i don’t mean someone’s pole!

  9. Lint07 says:

    Lang will be a Red Wing, be it today or next month. Detroit is simply the best fit for him.

    I say going to the Caps will be 2 of the following players:

    Jason Williams / Mathieu Dandenault / Boyd Devereaux.

  10. afanofthelakings says:

    I’ve check Wings and Caps official web site, and it’s not mentionned (6:04 ET), but i’ll wait, maybe it’s true

  11. Serdy says:

    imagine when gonchar gets out of their, the franchise might as well commit suicide. How did they turn out as bad as the penguins

  12. afanofthelakings says:

    Nothing (6:40 ET)

  13. thomas2984 says:

    Are u kidding me – Lang is a top ten scorer this year and your saying that Washington is gonna ask for that shit in return….i doubt it…..i would go after jiri fisher or someone that is actually decent…..I know they want young players and whatnot back but that suggestion was ridiculous…

  14. Lint07 says:

    I am sorry if I did hurt your feelings but I didn’t meant to say that those were the only players going to Washington, but they’d definately be involved in the trade.

    My bad if it wasn’t clear enough.

  15. afanofthelakings says:

    Still nothing (8:30 ET)

  16. bruinexpert says:

    it’s truely sad…on paper at the beginning of the year they sounded pretty damn good…but with all of the picks they’ll be getting they should have one of the more promising group of prospects in the league

  17. TrojanMan says:

    I wasnt aware washington even had fans. From what I understand theyre all Penguins/Pittsburgh fans that moved for there for work, both players AND fans 😛

  18. TC_4 says:

    I would think Detroit needs a winger to play with Shanny and Yzerman more then they need another centre(at least a scoring centre). How about grabbing a guy like Wes Walz, Mike Peca, or Steve Ruchin??? Don’t know if any of them are availble, or still availible in Peca’s case, but they would make more sense then Lang, then get Bondra or Kovalev to play with Shanny and Stevie. Just a thought.

  19. swedishvoice says:

    Was’nt Yzy supossed to play RW this seson…. that wold mean that they’ll be wanting a firstline center. This sense i beleave Datzuk, Z:ta and Hull are line mates…

    Or a’m I wrong.

  20. HC16 says:

    The only problem with that thought is that is sounds an awful like last year’s Avery, Kuznetsov and two pick for Schneider debacle. I’m not saying that Schneider didn’t work out, but I think Avery is what the Wings have needed all year. He plays a little more inspired than some of these guys.

    I wouldn’t mind losing Devereaux, but Barnes plays the same style as Avery. They cannot keep giving away all of their tougher prospects for players who are solid, but nearing the end of the road.

  21. HC16 says:

    That offer is really not all that ridiculous. Remember last year? Avery, Kuznetsov, and two draft picks for Mathieu Schneider? Sure, Avery worked out all right, but Kuznetsov still hasn’t done anything to even merit his playing everyday.

    Second, the Wings will NEVER trade Fischer. I doubt if there’s a team in the league who wouldn’t jump at the chance to get him. It would take a hell of a lot more than Robert Lang, though.

  22. HC16 says:

    Exactly, and anyone who watched the Detroit-Colorado game last week would guess that Stevie’s knee was bothering him again. He was RW on a line with Draper and Maltby. Lang might just be a good fit.

    Second, in response to the original article, what good would Walz, Peca, or Rucchin do? All of those guys are defensive forwards, and two of them are centers. From what I’ve seen lately, the need another scorer, even if it’s just somebody who can pick up 20-25 goals in a year, maybe another Ray Whitney type.

  23. Wills says:

    They were talking about it on FSD. Said the only problem was the 2 years left on the contract. If they talk about it on FSD it has to have some truth to it.

  24. Lynchmob450 says:

    I agree….this Wings fan sounds like a Mapleloser fan!!!

    Lang for 2 LOSERS??? C’mon!!

    At least offer Hudler of the kid playing d….Kronwall??

  25. TC_4 says:

    Yzerman, Shanny, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Hull, Draper, and Whitney. Yeah, you guys are in DESPERATE need of another scorer! By the way……Peca, Walz, Ruchin………all centre’s!

  26. HC16 says:

    Yes, they’re stacked up front, but aside from Datsyuk and Zetterberg, none of those guys have been doing much lately.

  27. HC16 says:

    Hudler…maybe. I’d really rather they didn’t let go of Kronwall. Chelios is almost through, and Kronwall managed to displace both Dandenault and Rivers. Sure, neither of those guys are bona-fide superstars, but I don’t imagine beating out two guys with NHL experience in your first pro season is too easy.

  28. madhippo says:

    How much is Lang’s salary? For how long? I wonder if the Leafs would be interested in him and Gonchar?

    Antropov, Berg, Renberg, 1st rounder

    I have to get off the pipe 🙂

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