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08-06-2012, 04:41 PM
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hockeyfreak7
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Originally Posted by GordieHoweHatTrick View Post
Take another second to think about it.

When management decides to trade their best players for futures, management is tanking. The players could play their best but it'll be all for nothing when the those players suck, or aren't as good enough as the ones you traded. That train of thought is the silliest thing this board has going for it.

Also, every team rebuilds, they do it at the draft, just the teams that aren't committed to winning in the present do it with higher picks. Management who isn't committed to winning so that a top selection falls onto their lap are pathetic. I wouldn't mind seeing teams relegated to stop that sort of 'cheating' from happening.
Your problem is that you believe that the primary goal of a rebuilding team is to attain high draft picks.

It's not.


The primary goal is to rebuild the team's core to be younger and better suited for long term success. If that means high draft picks in the process, then so be it.

But dont think for a second that NHL GMs enjoy coming in last place because it is 'all part of the plan'.


You are also assuming that the teams who come in last do so willingly. As if it's impossible for teams to actually suck. I mean, do you really believe the Islanders and Blue Jackets finished in last on purpose?

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