The case for a 1-year surgical tank for the Habs
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01-13-2013, 06:20 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canberra, Australia
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Rebuilding is one thing but the Habs aren't bad enough to "tank" year in and out. Last year was an anomaly that I hope we don't repeat.
With Price, Patches, PK, Gally, Tinordi etc we're building a stable of good young core players to build around. Tanking every year sets a terrible example to young players and is no guarantee that the draft will have the talent to add or become the players you want them to become.
I'd rather go with good management and a solid program that teaches them to win. But that's just me.
The title of this thread suggests a surgical tank and not a long-term tank.
The argument is that the Habs are in a position that they could theoretically end tanking by having a thorough tank this season, due to various factors.
Tinordi, Beaulieu, and Galchenyuk are three such factors. Without these guys, we can finish 4th last this year. Once they become good players, in 2 or 3 seasons, we'll be locked in to being whatever team we are and the tanking window will have closed.
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