Should Thornton be traded?
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03-05-2013, 05:50 PM
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I agree 100% with this. Either make a move to make us a contender (because we clearly aren't right now) or trade the big guys (read: older guys) while they still have a ton of value. Don't make the same mistakes as Calgary.
I don't think Calary made a mistake. They played the odds correctly.
Chances are, if they had tanked, they'd have rebuilt into a team that was at best slightly better than it is today...plus they'd have 2-3 years of a wreck on the ice to get there.
Most "tank and rebuilds" do not work. Not only do teams not tank, but there is too much variability at the draft to make rebuilding with high picks a worthwhile strategy.
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