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02-16-2010, 06:53 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.

Again, for those who are going to be stubborn about this, rational, planned selling =/= tanking.
Maybe another word needs to be used. That word does suggest intentionally losing games.

How about REBUILD? I think that's a nicer way of saying the team is not competing for a championship at this point in time. And is looking to rebuild through the draft.

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