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07-30-2012, 10:30 AM
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The problem with this theory is that, considering the parity that exists in the league, no team should go into a season thinking "We are going to tank this year", and I doubt that any professional athlete is in that state of mind. Now, if a team has a really crappy first third or half of a season, then management can start to decide whether they want to part with current assets to plan for future seasons. However, the time to make such a decision is not now.

Last year is a good example. The Habs weren't pegged to be at the bottom of the league, but when it was clear around December/January that we likely would miss the playoffs, some moves were made (Cammy, Kostitsyn, Gill) to help plan for the future.

Why don't we wait to see what this team can do before a preemptive 'surgical' tank. Health, chemistry and confidence can go a long way in this league.

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