The Washington Capitals dusted off the fax machine again today, announcing yet another departure from DC to places playoff bound. Robert Lang is the beneficiary of Honest Ted's fire sale, as Washington shipped the centre off to the Detroit Red Wings for a prospect and two draft picks.
Lang takes his five million dollar a year salary to Detroit and joins a talent laden team seemingly retooling for another run at the Stanley Cup. He is presently tied for the lead in scoring and has a thirteen game point streak going, that done with the woeful Caps, imagine how his stats may multiply with the Wings.
GM George McPhee issued what has become a regular statement, "We could not have asked for more from Robert Lang over the past two seasons,", Please press one to repeat the message, please press two to hear our next departure time.
The final two high profile names left in Capital colours are Sergei Gonchar and OIaf Kolzig, expect McPhee to issue the above statement at least twice more before March 9th. The shelves are almost bare at Honest Ted's, where a good deal is as close as your telephone or fax machine.