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02-16-2010, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by BrooklynRangersFan View Post
I've said this in another thread, but I'll repeat it here: the term "tanking" as used in this debate really bugs me.

As far as I can tell, no one (at least no one I can remember) is advocating actually, truly tanking. TANKING would be sitting Gabby "for precautionary reasons"; tanking would be deciding that "Hank needs to rest every other day due to the Olympic strain"; tanking would be sending MDZ back to his junior team "to experience their playoff run".

TANKING IS NOT SELLING NON-CORE PARTS LIKE PROSPAL AT THE DEADLINE.
That term is thrown around way too often around here.

Prospal is a huge asset right now. Hes worth just as much or more as a trading asset for the future as he is to get this team to the playoffs. Sure, you wont get a bonafide star out of it, but you should get something of substance back that you can grow, trade for a higher draft pick, or use in a trade.

And after all of that - you CAN REACQUIRE HIM IN THE SUMMER and probably for a good price again too.

Our luck is, Slats finally decides to trade him for a 4th rounder or something nominal and totally blows his value.

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