Should we tank for MacKinnon?
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06-17-2012, 10:40 PM
Join Date: May 2009
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I don't know about 'tanking' but I'd be open to selling off some of the veteran players:
Gomez (to minors after a final chance during preseason)
Kaberle (cap dump type trade after a final chance during preseason)
Bourque (cap dump type trade after a final chance during preseason)
Gionta (nothing against the player but with Gallagher and Desharnais we can't have 3 sub <5'8 guys in the top 9)
Cole (if the right offer comes along, but might be more useful on the team.)
Markov (if the right offer comes along, need to make sure he can return to form)
IMO trading majority of the guys above wouldn't be considered 'tanking' type trades. It's just shedding cap and getting younger. We can then give extended looks to Palushaj/Geoffrion/Dumont ect who have played in the AHL a while and looking to take the next step. If this makes us lose, so be it.
This would be a good option to consider if we're not winning by say, december. That'd be perfect. But in June? I don't think that giving up on something that hasn't even started is the best strategy imo.
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