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02-15-2013, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by FolignoQuantumLeap View Post
I want a top pick like probably the majority of this fanbase but the last thing I want to see is this team 'tank'. Tanking implies that the organization attempts to lose games in order rig their lottery odds. IMO the Oilers and Avalanche have done this in recent years and Karma has come back to bite them with a vengence. Both teams are still a mess despite tons of top young talent arriving.

We will win or lose with the guys in the organization and be a better team for it.
I like the opposite of this too. The New Jersey Devils two years ago were decimated by injuries and everyone wanted them to tank as they sat 2nd last in the league. The sum******es fought like crazy, won games they shouldn't have and just missed out on a playoff spot.

They then won the lottery and got to pick 4th instead of 8th. Hockey karma works both ways.

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