Sean Monahan Posted March 19, 2015 Share Posted March 19, 2015 Watching Prime Time Sports with Bob Mckeown and they're discussing the advantages and disadvantages of tanking for players like McDavid. Obviously the benefits of acquiring such a player are undeniable- one only needs to look at the Pittsburgh Penguins to see a modern example of this. Wayne Gretzky would be another example. With that being said, personally I hate the idea of tanking. It's tough to blame teams like Buffalo for doing it, and in their defense their tanking started well before this season, but I hate to see teams methodically dismantle their teams in order to lose. Part of my saying this may be the bitterness I feel towards the prospect of watching McDavid in a Leafs jersey, but I do have strong feelings against tanking. From talking to other people about the subject and seeing it discussed on a couple of different TV programs I've heard some really mixed opinions. I was hoping to see how CDC felt (expecting a bit of a similar bias to mine lol) about this. Disclaimer: Before anybody tries to put words in my mouth (it's bound to happen) I AM IN NO WAY SUGGESTING THAT THE CANUCKS SHOULD HAVE TANKED. And to elvis: I searched through the forums and couldn't find any threads dedicated specifically to the morality of tanking. Lay your weapons down sir. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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