You may have noticed that teams like the Buffalo Sabres and Arizona Coyotes aren’t…well, they aren’t good. They’re terrible, in fact. And intentionally so, no matter what the league says.
But is the lose-now-to-win-later strategy a good one?
If you were a GM of a struggling team, would you tank for Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel?
What if you were an owner?