Free Agent Frenzy Part VII: It's Still Only July Edition
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07-06-2012, 07:09 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Tanking, "full rebuild", "full youth movement" its pretty much all the same to me. The New York Rangers have NEVER done that as an organization. I don't think can do that because of the city they play in. No ownership has ever agreed to that.
I mean christ people want to trade Del Zotto as soon as possible round these parts. Can you imagine if we have 6 players on the roster in the same development path. People would go crazy.
It's not the same to me at all. Tanking, AFAIC, is a concerted effort to create artificially -induced negative results in order to gain high draft picks. The entire point of drafts is to make team sports somewhat cyclical. If your team is in the rebuilding process, then there is nothing wrong with being "bad" and getting high draft picks. That's why there is a draft.
And I think you can do it perfectly easily. They pretty much did it unintentionally a number of times, they just missed being so bad that they would get a really high pick. 1999? 2004? 2005? The idea that it would somehow affect the fans is ludicrous. The fans would not only come back, but with that #1 pick on the roster, the fanbase would explode.
Also, I don't know what you're talking about in regards to rebuilding the scouting department. Sather's idea of rebuilding the front office here was full-on nepotism and cronyism. He hired his friends. I'm not even going to touch the three years to commence the game plan thing. That's absurd.
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