Tank or Make a Run for 8th?
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04-08-2013, 04:53 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Lots of responses about our remaining games being anything other than a tank job. Some said, "tanking is deliberately losing". Someone, anyone give me an example of a team doing that since the black sox scandal. They're pro athletes and coaches, they always play to win.
Tanking is when you deliberately reduce your chances of winning a game. It doesn't mean sitting a healthy weber for no reason. If fish could go if it were game 7, yet you choose to sit him, if Rinne would normally play every game the rest of the way, yet you sit him for 4-5 games down the stretch, if you give more ice time to less experienced players in order to give them experience, all of these things are done at the expense of putting yourself in a better position to win a game.
So to call resting vets, sitting players who could play if they had to, and letting rookies put up bigger minutes to get their feet wet anything other than tanking is disingenuous. It's ok to tank, people. Just accept it and you'll feel better.
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