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Time to Start Losing

From Mike Brophy at The Hockey News,

So here’s the thing, if you are the Los Angeles Kings or the Toronto Maple Leafs, it is probably in your best interest – speaking big picture, that is – to lose the remainder of your games.

It would be better for both teams – and probably Florida, Tampa Bay and Buffalo, too – if they just gave up on this year and did everything in their power to get the top pick in the 2008 Entry Draft; in all likelihood Steven Stamkos.

The problem is: How do you tell 20 players, who are essentially auditioning for next year, as well as a coaching staff whose career might possibly hang in the balance with every victory or defeat, that you want to tank the year?

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Filed in: NHL Teams, Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: coaching, prospects

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