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07-30-2012, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
Why wait for the deadline to make that deal? I'd make that deal today.
I'm putting the reflexive anti-tankers on the spot.

Of course the 9th place bit doesn't really matter. If you want to do that trade, it should not matter if you're 2 points in front of 9th or 2 points behind 8th. Once you do that trade it means you're willing to deliberately put a weaker team on the ice in the short-term (i.e. lose more games), reducing your odds of "winning now" if one defines "winning now" as mimicking the 2011-2012 Ottawa Senators, in order to improve the long-term prospects of your franchise.

People who are not obsessed with euphemisms call that "tanking".

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