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    Default I Guess It's Time for the Tankathon Thread

    Playoffs are out of reach, but these upcoming games can still have meaning.

    Currently we would draft 13th overall, but climbing to the 9th spot, held currently by Winnipeg, is a possibility. They are just 4 points ahead of us. Buffalo is 5 points ahead of us.

    Just our luck that we'll get a lottery pick in one of the weakest drafts in memory. Plus we move down one spot due to Vegas coming into the league.

    Our current chance of moving up into the top 3 is 7%.

    If we get up to the 9th spot, the odds increase to 17%.

    This link keeps the odds updated: http://www.tankathon.com/nhl/pick_odds

    Now that our roster size is unlimited, call up Brodzinski, Mersch, Amadio and LoVerde when we get back in town and see what they can do. I'm including LoVerde as a reward to him for his years of service in the minors.

    [Insert obligatory joke about how the team will start winning if we let these guys play and scratch some of the regulars.]

    And by all means play McNabb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeadInjury View Post

    And by all means play McNabb!
    Bring up Scuderi and make them the first pairing. Have them play 35 minutes per game. Start Zatkoff every game.

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    From what it sounds like, the draft isn't that deep and the Kings are too far in the black hole to tank. They will finish around the 13th pick maybe higher if they make the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojanglz View Post
    From what it sounds like, the draft isn't that deep and the Kings are too far in the black hole to tank.
    Don't underestimate the power of 14 consecutive losses.


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    Hopefully they use this years 1st to get out from under one of our bad contracts.

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    Give Kopitar more minutes.

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    Like for the LoVerde reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helvetica View Post
    Hopefully they use this years 1st to get out from under one of our bad contracts.
    Trade them Gaborik, a Prospect not named LaDue or Kempe, and our 1st round pick, in exchange for Vegas selecting Brown in the Expansion Draft.

    Trade Muzzin for young NHL Players at Wing or Center or for 2018 Draft Assets.

    There's $14M in cap space. Have fun with it!
    at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.

    ---gescom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojanglz View Post
    From what it sounds like, the draft isn't that deep and the Kings are too far in the black hole to tank. They will finish around the 13th pick maybe higher if they make the playoffs.
    It's not a good draft, but I would much rather pick in the top 10 of each round than later down the list.

    Lombardi and the developmental team need as many rolls of the dice as possible.

    We are looking at a NHL team that could very well miss the playoffs for two out of three seasons AND not have a single rookie to break in next year. That is not a good combination.

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    Bring up Flinn!

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