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12-29-2012, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
In my observations NBA teams are much more prone to intentionally tanking than NHL teams. Part of it is the nature of the sport - the NBA is much more dependant on individual star players than the NHL is, but by the end of the season you often have a quarter of the league trying to tank because the worst ten teams are all "rewarded" with a shot at the number one pick. In hockey even if you don't think you can make the playoffs, teams that aren't the worst of the worst tend to fight to the end.
I don't see this happening in Hockey, unless Mario Lemiuex is being drafted that year. Are seriously saying that a 9th-12th place team in March will tank and miss the PO for a 1in 14 chance at no. one overall? This is just idiotic.

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