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Talking 'Tanking" Early In The Season

11/09/2021 at 8:54am EST

from Damien Cox at the Toronto Star,

Montreal probably needs to tank.

Chicago can’t really risk it.

These, of course, are the kinds of NHL conversations generated by the dumpster-fire starts the two Original Six teams are experiencing. With Shane Wright — believed to be a Connor McDavid/Auston Matthews-type generational talent — expected to be the first overall pick in the 2022 draft, it’s only natural that the worst teams in the NHL would start to imagine the difference a player such as Wright could make.

That the Canadiens and Blackhawks are among the worst teams is a surprise to some, and not much of a surprise to others. Chicago’s disastrous 2-9-2 start has been exacerbated by scandal, and has resulted in not only humiliation across the sport but also thousands of empty seats at the cavernous United Center.


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