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  1. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Oh right. I forgot Carter went to Columbus first.
  2. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Nah, both for the first cup and Carter for the 2nd cup as Richards was less of a factor by then.
  3. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Sure it does. He was a high pick used as a piece to get Richards and Carter. Kings don't win the cup without those 2.
  4. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Kings had 2. They used Brayden schenn (5th overall) in a package to get Richards and Carter.
  5. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Sure, but the reverse is true too. How many cups have st. louis or the non tanking teams won? Only 1 team wins in the end and so far the pens, hawks and kings who all drafted high have won the cups. Boston is the lone exception to the rule in this era.
  6. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Oh I didn't answer it because it's getting into Kevin Lowe's talk of tiers of fans that he got ripped for in Edmonton. I'm supporting them watching them on TV and supporting sportsnet's huge TV deal. I've always maintained a rebuilding team shouldn't be close to the cap and should be closer to the floor to help offset lost gate revenue. Lose revenue today for more revenue later with a sell out streak like we used to have in the winning days.
  7. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Sure it does because even if you don't like Botchford you can't argue with facts. Finishing last guarantees you at least 4th overall, 2nd last 5th overall, etc. It's just objective facts and not an opinion.
  8. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Actually it does. See Pettersson and juolevi. Finishing as low as you can prevents you from dropping too far. Lost lotto twice and got 2 top 5 picks still. I call that a successful tank. Also, gets you a high 2nd round pick and Kole Lind!
  9. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Again, horvat is doing just fine after two terrible years of losing. You see horvat losing confidence or having his growth stunted? He's an example of why that line of thinking is a myth. Taylor hall is doing fine in New Jersey. Yakupov was just the top pick in a weak draft year and wasn't actually that great. Talent will win out in the end. Losing affecting a players development is just making excuses for the player for not succeeding. I don't like it because it's pulling a Matt Murray and giving 0 accountability to the player.
  10. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Sure, but my point is you need to surround them with other good players. They can't do it on their own. The more elite talent you surround them with the better they and the team will be. Losing a few years early in their current isn't going to ruin them for the next 10 years. Horvat spent the last 2 years being on a bottom 3 team. Does he looked ruined to you? He's only getting better. 2 awful years of losing didn't affect him or his confidence one bit. You need to accumulate your elite core through high drafting and then supplement them with trades, ufa signings, etc. Tanking is not the whole process, but just the start to get your future core. Trust the process!
  11. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    I don't agree because I think that's just making excuses for the player. If he's good enough he'll succeed in the end. I'm not sure if it's provable either way though, but just have never subscribed to that line of thinking.
  12. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    No cause horvat is setting up Boeser! Gaunce I don't see as a key part of the future and a dime a dozen player. Also, I think talent always wins out and losing won't ruin a prospect. If they don't succeed, then that just means they weren't cut out to be a star anyways. Losing ruining development is a myth to me. Could ruin markstrom/nilsson, but demko/dipietro are the future!
  13. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    I love the flow, but he sure is hurting the tank. My ideal scenario is him scoring and canuck losing 5-4 games. Best of both worlds!
  14. Elias Pettersson | C/LW

    Yup! Score one for team tank! I can't wait to see him in a canucks uniform!
  15. Thank you Henrik and Daniel (Discussion)

    Yeah we should because I've been on team tank for years and have had this same conversation with you before. You're never going to change my mind about tanking and I'm never going to change your mind, so we should leave it at that because it never goes anywhere.