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05-11-2012, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Crindy View Post
If they Penguins were ever tanking, it certainly wasn't in 05-06. The salary cap allowed management to actually be active in the free agent market, and as a result they added higher-priced veterans such as Recchi, Gonchar, LeClair, Palffy, and Thibault, and some misguided publications had them making noise in the playoffs. Obviously that didn't happen and they still finished 29th, but it certainly wasn't a tank job.
Good post! People need to understand that sucking really bad is different from intentional failure. There are reasons to believe that some teams have played bad on purpose for a draft pick. That is tanking. But that does not mean that every team that was in the basement for a couple of years was trying to lose.

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