All Encompassing Tanking/Rebuilding/Selling at Deadline Thread 2.0
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01-25-2013, 02:25 PM
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Tons of teams tanked and won. Detroit were the Dead Thngs, the Avs drafted low forever, NJ tanked... Please don't say Chicago didn't tank because it's not true.
And dude, the purpose of rebuilding is to get superstars. If you don't have them, you're not going to win. Even in the very few cases where you could argue there wasn't a superstar on the team there was a player playing like a superstar that year. The Hurricanes who had Staal are probably the closest to a team without a superstar. Tampa wasn't great either.
Other than that, most clubs had more than one.
The purpose of rebuilding is not to tank for the sake of it. And finishing at the bottom of the standings doesn't mean squat if you keep trading away picks (Toronto, Islanders)... its the means to an end.
Nobody is saying that you rebuild ONLY with the draft and that's it. We're saying you start with the draft and build from there. Of course you add FAs to flesh out the roster and if you can pick up a Hossa to help put you over you do it. Hell, I'm okay dealing picks and prospects once you become a contender... because at that point it makes sense to do it. Not when you aren't contenders though...
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