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03-31-2013, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by RussianRocket10 View Post
It's easy for fans to root for a tank but hockey players, coaches, GM's all want to win every night. I don't think Claude Giroux wakes up in the morning and thinks to himself "You know I think we should start losing games to get a high draft pick"
That's definitely true, and I don't think anyone believes otherwise. Losing is way harder on the team, coaches, and management, than it is on the fans. That may not be true for all sports, and all players, but generally it is in hockey. That's why I was glad to see them win. However, a young game breaking player with the talent to play with Giroux is one thing this team really needs. A top 5 pick, especially a top 3 pick, will do this team way more good than a 1st or 2nd round exit.

I don't want to be the Oilers, or the Islanders, and spend years amassing top 5 picks because the team sucks, but a down year is not a bad thing if it turns into you adding a very good player for free.

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