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02-06-2013, 07:14 PM
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Vae Victis
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I can't say that I am one of the people who is writing the Wings off as being destined for the first pick in the 2013 entry draft, I still believe that the Wings will likely make it into the playoffs, though likely with only enough gas in the tank for a first round exit. Having said that,

I think that the upside in tanking high enough to pick Seth Jones, aside from the chance to nab Jones at the draft, would be the potential to trade up for another first round pick using our second/third round picks.

Seth Jones would be something, certainly, but the chance of Jones and another potential franchise player, be it a forward such as Valeri Nichushkin, or another defenseman, such as Darnell Nurse, would make the rebuild/retooling of this team considerably faster, and much, much more bearable.

If the Wings tank, might as well go all out and aim for a very deep first round draft pool. Whether the Wings tank or triumph, I only hope it's with sincere effort.

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