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02-16-2013, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ThisIsMyAlibi View Post
If the Jackets had been entirely eliminated from the playoffs and only one game remained, and winning that one game lowered the Jackets' chances of getting the #1 pick from 25% to 18.8%, would it not behoove them to lose?
Doesn't matter to me. Play the game as best one can. If it turns out we lose regardless, then, hey, at least we get a nice draft pick.

As Roadman put it, having that as the result is fine, but having it as the goal is still despicable.

And I'm going to reiterate this again 'cause folks keep missing it: This is not about somehow already having respect and not wanting to lose it. That's a strawman. We do not have respect. We are trying to GAIN respect for once, and you do not GAIN respect if you get there via cheapass shortcuts that everybody despises.

Remember - when you're a hockey fan, it's not "reckless driving", it's "good forechecking".
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