: Larry Brooks:
Lotto win more likely than playoffs for Rangers
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03-25-2010, 12:39 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Providence, RI
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FOXHOUND - so you believe they tanked?
They didn't tank on purpose, just as the Isles and Coyotes didn't. At the time of their lottery pick performances, they were losing money, had almost no local interest in the team and were under threat to move away. Market conditions, not a premeditated choice to go out onto the ice and try to lose the game.
Clearly, the financial ruin to Cup champion path is the one less traveled. Being the 30th placed team is a not a requirement for a successful rebuild as evidenced by GM's who actually know how to build a winner with their brains and skill, not a gift from the league.
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