Should non-playoff bound NHL teams tank their season? Thu, March 13, 2008
There is a better opportunity for the Leafs and Oilers to get a draft lottery pick than there is for them to somehow qualify fo the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Sitting on the outside looking in, with teams above them still to pass to even have a glimmer of hope at clinching a playoff spot, Canada's two teams not already in the top eight might be better off tanking the end of their seasons.
This begs the question: Should NHL teams in the bottom half of their conference try to lose their final games to ensure a better draft position this summer? What would be the repercussions from the fans, management or NHL on this matter? Have your say in our forum.