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07-26-2012, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by shutehinside View Post
I think anyone who proposes an idea that proactively looks to "tank" is ridiculous. I personally like watching the Habs win games on a regular basis and there's nothing in tanking that assures that. Outside of Price, PK was a second rounder, Patches was a late 1st, McDonough would have bee a late first etc. There's no need to actively try to loose in an attempt to get a better draft pick.
McDonagh was drafted 12th overall. We got him in a year when we missed the playoffs.

Pacioretty was drafted because we dealt top-4 dmen Craig Rivet at the deadline. Had we kept Rivet, we would not have drafted Pacioretty, we would have had the extra 2 points needed to make the playoffs, and thus not had McDonagh either.

We would have lost in the 1st round and drafted ~18th, Ian Cole perhaps, or Logan McMillan, or Angelo Esposito. Can't know for sure.

We'd also have no Gorges.

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