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01-15-2012, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by cheesesteak View Post
I'm not okay with tanking. We should trade Briere. I don't think it'll hurt us this year even in the playoffs, and will help us for the future. Get Gleason/Beauchemin for now, and try going after Suter in offseason. We can still compete, and get valuable playoff experience for young guys. I don't think tanking sets a good example for the organization or it's young players.
I apologize... "Tanking" wasn't the best use of words.

What I meant was to simply sell some of our older assets (Jagr, Briere)... NOT TIMONEN. And in the process of getting rid of Jagr and Briere, I thought it would bring our team down to a higher draft position than we would get if we keep those 2.

I didn't mean to intentionally lose games or to trade guys away for nothing just to improve our draft slot.

I just meant that naturally, trading away guys like Briere + Jagr would likely leave us with a higher draft pick.

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