Groovypippin wrote:I have a very hard time getting excited about "tanking", even when special players like McDavid are available. First, there are teams out there demonstrably more miserable than the Canucks will be next season who will have way more balls in the lotto draw than we will. This is a team that played well below expectations. It isn't a league worst squad by any stretch of the imagination.
My own weird opinion is that you get better by trying to get better, not by trying to get worse. Re-tool by all means. There a many examples of teams that have re-tooled on the fly. If re-tooling leads to several seasons of mediocre hockey and that results in high draft picks, that's great. But trying to be bad - "tanking" - inculcates a culture of losing that is very hard to shake.
Oh My God...you got Leafitus from Doc...it's a contagion
So you are saying Chicago, St. Louis and Pittsburgh all have a culture of losing do you?.....riiiiiiiiiiight.....