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would you rather finish last and get a yakupov or win a president trophy and lose in first round?


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#1 TACIC

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:11 AM

Would you rather finish last and get a Yakupov type player or finish first,win presidents trophy and get knocked out in first round?Post thoughts below

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:14 AM

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:14 AM

The Leafs would probably pick the 2nd option.

They would do anything to make the Playoffs even if they get eliminated in the first round.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:15 AM

I would want yakupov
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:17 AM

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Getting a future superstar like Yakupov would be nice, but I'd rather we keep our pride and stay competitive for the Cup year after year.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:21 AM

lol do you even know what a below .500 season feels like?.. not very entertaining thats for sure

thanks but id rather not finish dead last in the league

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:22 AM

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Well gee, "IF" you're guartanteed to lose in the first round who wouldn't want the best undrafted prospect available. Unfortunately there aren't any guarantees like that in sports. I'll take being a competitive team that has a very good chance to win the cup. The day may come where the Canucks may want to "Fail for Nail" (or the next big up and coming prospect) but now is not the time.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:23 AM

win the president trophy and lose the first round, rather make the playoffs and lose then have a long painful season..
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:31 AM

We wouldn't win the cup for at least three or four years if we finished last, and I don't know if I could bear us sucking so bad for such a long period of time...
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:32 AM

I want the President's trophy.

There's no guarantee that the 1st overall pick isn't the next Alexandre Daigle or Patrik Stefan. If you've won the President's Trophy, that means you at least have a shot at the Cup.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:38 AM

It would be a very long season of failures in order for us to place last. And Yakupov is only one player. At least with a Prezzy winning team we get to enjoy a high calibre of hockey for the majority of the 82 game season. Not so much last season but the season before, the quality of our team's hockey was fantastic. It was a treat watching them play like that night after night.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:38 AM

Rather have a chance and be in playoff hockey
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:48 AM

Another Presiden't trophy. We'd be the first team to win it 3 years in a row, and I'd rather have an entertaining season and a shot at the cup over failing for some prospect that may or may not turn out great.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:53 AM

Should've tanked for Stamkos like i said.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:54 AM

Would you want to finish last and get beaten by the oilers in the lottery or would you want to be called the best team in the league?
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:03 AM

Presidents trophy and early exit hands down I like watching my team win games.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:13 AM

Do you mean would I rather the Canucks be in the Oiler's situation? Not really because I'd have to sit through 7 years of terrible hockey (excluding their fluke run to the finals in 05-06). Seven years is a long time, I know alot of you people would probably burn all your Canucks swag after only a few years of sucking.

The Oilers are currently stacked with potentially elite forwards, yet they still have weak defensive depth and goaltending. If that is going to change they are going to have to trade a couple of those blue chips they have. So yes if they are smart they could become a pretty good team.

The Canucks currently a contender and because of Gillis retaining picks and building from within, the Canucks look to stay competitive for a long time to come. All without tanking for seven years to get high end picks!! Bonus.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:16 AM

We wouldn't win the cup for at least three or four years if we finished last, and I don't know if I could bear us sucking so bad for such a long period of time...

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:26 AM

These threads are pointless..
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:33 AM

Would you rather finish last and get a Yakupov type player or finish first,win presidents trophy and get knocked out in first round?Post thoughts below


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:44 AM

We wouldn't win the cup for at least three or four years if we finished last, and I don't know if I could bear us sucking so bad for such a long period of time...


Say no to trading Luongo then.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:56 AM

I'll say this much, no one wants to go out in the first round. However I would take 5 playoff games over Yakupov any day, because at least the season was entertaining. I could head down to a pub or watch the game with buddies and actually get a chance to cheer more often than not. In Edmonton it's just the opposite, not hope but despair. Despair of being a lousy city with lousy goaltending and no hope of attracting free agents. I'd take 5 playoff games any day.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:05 AM

I'll side with Canucks roster on this one and say even 1 playoff game is better than a miserable season so fans can get excited about drafting some kid.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:20 AM

is sneak into the playoffs and take home the cup an option?
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:52 AM

would youu rather have a whopper from bk or kfc double down
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:03 AM

would youu rather have a whopper from bk or kfc double down


Double down. Those are all right~.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:14 AM

get to the playoffs... i mean we already have a superstar in jensen coming up :bigblush:
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:21 AM

Even finishing last doesn't guarantee you the 1st overall pick. I'll take the competitive team and the season I actually enjoy watching any day.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:34 AM

Should've tanked for Stamkos like i said.


Can't tell if sarcastic...

In any case, the last place team is not guaranteed the 1st overall pick.

edit: the last place team has a 48.2% chance of getting the 1st overall pick. So, it is actually more likely that they will get the 2nd overall pick.

We could have been tanking for Doughty ;)

Edited by Buttock, 04 August 2012 - 03:37 AM.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:13 AM

Here's the problem. Having a loser, even for years doesn't always pan out and it's a huge gamble. Pittsburgh ran into bankruptcy issues before getting Crosby and that's a fact. The only difference between them and say the Islanders is that they got the right player at the right time.

Edmonton is guaranteed anything and until they do something more than last place, I'll hold true to my statement.
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