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07-26-2012, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
The main difference between our two lines of thinking is that I'm willing to project the performance level of the current Habs roster.

12th to 15th place.

If we're not signing Semin or doing a big trade, then we're on a collision course with a lottery pick.
but if that's what you think the potential of our current roster is, then what need is there to "tank"?

If we're headed to a lottery pick as it is, there would be no reason for any systematic attempts at "tanking", we could just let the players/coaches compete to their best and live with the lottery-pick spot it gives us.

personally, i don't see how you can extrapolate a 12-15 ranking for our current roster... unless your projection is based on yet another nightmare injury season.

otherwise, adding a healthy Markov/gionta, older Subban/Maxpac/Eller/DD/emelin/diaz & the grit factor Prust/Armstrong/Bouillion add to the group, can't be considered a "downgrade" from the season we had last year.

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