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07-26-2012, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Burke the Legend View Post
The tank = win thing is overblown. Just cuz a few teams did (Chicago, Pens) doesn't mean everyone does (Oilers, Panthers).

Look at a team like the Bruins who won just by solidly building up a team by trading, UFAs and drafing well outside the top 5, same for the LA kings and Detroit red wings.
The Kings won through tanking. Drew Doughty was a 2nd overall. Anze Kopitar was 11th overall. They got Mike Richards by trading 5th overall Brayden Schenn. They got Jeff Carter by trading 3rd overall Jack Johnson.

The Los Angeles model is the same as the Pittsburgh/Chicago model.

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