Robert Lang at Habs training camp

Reliable sources indicate that 38 year old veteran Robert Lang has been invited to join the Montreal Canadiens training camp and will be present even though he hasn’t signed a contract with the bleu blanc rouge for this upcoming season. I guess the big question is… is he back to one hundred percent after undergoing his surgery? I think Bob is just waiting to see if he’s still got it…..

6 Responses to Robert Lang at Habs training camp

  1. RealisticNick says:

    Good move, like the Allison move it can't really be a bad thing.  Maybe a little better as he did play really well last season, or a little worse as he is coming off a serious injury.  The question would be where does he fit?  Or does max move to the 4th line and Metropolit or Chipchura are moved as they both need to clear  waivers.

  2. mojo19 says:

    Well I am a big Robert Lang fan. Have been for years. And I wouldn't want to see his career end that way, so I hope he's able to come back. But I wish it wasn't with the Habs who I hate but its ok. Even Dougie played there.

    As for Jason Allison, I find it really strange that they would post and then remove his comeback story from the main page on HTR and then go ahead and post a similar story in Lang…. What is with this site. I've been a huge supporter and consistant member since 2003 but I find this very screwy

  3. KingHabs says:

    Check out, it's in french though…..

  4. habsfan85 says:

    I would LOVE to see Gainey re-sign Lang as he had a great year with Montreal last season up untill his season-ending injury.  He would look great playing on the 2nd line with Andrei Kostitsyn and Cammelari or Pacioretty.  

    My question is do that Habs have the capspace?  They would likely have to send either chipchurra or metropolit (preferibly metropolit) to Hamilton to make this work.  
    All in all this would be one of the best signings of the summer as Lang can be a consistint goal scorer.  Make it work Bob! 
  5. Habfan17 says:

    At this point, I believe that Metropolit will be left unprotected when the teams have to file their lists this preseason. If Lang plays the way he did last season in training camp, it gives Gainey the option of moving Plekanec and possibly another player for another winger. Lang would be a great mentor for the young players and centres in particular.  Maybe with the way Lapierre played last season, Gainey will try him on the 2nd line if Lang proves he's no worse for the injury. Lapierre is fast and defensively responsible and I think not too shabby in the offensive side of things in junior. Lang could fill the 3rd line spot and Chipchura, or one of the other prosepcts the 4th line spot. That would give Mtl more size up the middle with some jam. Lapierre would be the defensive conscience. Even Lang on the second line setting up Cammalleri with A. Kostitsyn would be pretty good! Latendresse, Lapierre and S. Kostitsyn would give a lot of teams trouble with their speed and offensive potential. Moen may be a better fit on the 3rd line instead of the 4th, so Pacioretty may have to start in Hamilton, unless Gainey makes another trade.  

  6. Habfan17 says:

    Another thought. Given Pacioeretty's speed size, offensive skill and physical ability, maybe Gainey would try him at centre. If he could play there, he could take the 2nd line spot between Cammalleri and AK46. When Larry Robinson was drafted by Mtl, he was a forward!

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