All Encompassing Tanking/Rebuilding/Selling at Deadline Thread 2.0
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02-12-2013, 03:50 PM
Join Date: May 2012
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5 top ten picks in seven years including 3 top five picks and a number one. They also had two 11th overall picks in that span. Detroit tanked almost as much as New Jersey and Quebec did. Notice that all three of those tanking teams won multiple cups in the 90s btw.
They tanked, got one of the best players of all time and then won multiple cups with him. Yzerman also won a Conn Smythe. It's stupid (not to mention dishonest) to try to pretend like these guys didn't tank. The Wings have been great for a long, long time but they absolutely tanked to get there.
Notice how those teams were just bad and tried everything they could to win. No one goes into the season looking to lose, not even the Columbus BlueJackets. Getting top picks != tanking. You can't cite a single team in history that has deliberately done this. Zero. It's about time you get back to the drawing board. Funny how quiet this thread was a week ago and how dead it was 2 weeks ago.
It feels like some of you wish for the habs to lose so you can come on here and tout your xbox strategy to the rest of us as if it's some sort of revolutionary idea that has a high success rate and is often implemented, however, this isn't xbox, you can't rid our junk for other teams treasures. No one is against building through the draft, it's a key and vital area, but it's a small piece of big puzzle.
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