Lang Out? Schneider In?

Former Wings play-by-play man, Dave Strader now covers games for the Phoenix Coyotes.  Ken Daniels is the perfect man to replace Strader, but hearing Dave’s voice brings back memories…fond and not-so-fond alike.

Anyway, he talked on NHL Home Ice XM204 while I was driving back from lunch and he said the following things:

  • He does not expect Shane Doan to play tonight.  His participation in practice yesterday was extremely limited and he left about halfway through it.
  • Phoenix might sit Robert Lang out tonight to dress Matthieu Schneider as a 7th defenseman.  He said Schneids might be used on the PP only…kind of like their version of Tomas Holmstrom.

Schneider is 40 years old, but still has a cannon on the point.  He also is pretty familiar with the Detroit organ-i-zation, having played here before jumping ship to Anaheim after the ’07 season.