Are the Jets tanking or are they gantinking?…by Geoff Brookes

I have to admit, watching the Jets last night was very difficult…thus, the blog by Geoff is very timely…here’s hoping that the Jets Gantinking this season bears fruit next year!!

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

“’Tanking’ may refer to the following…Match fixing, more specifically when a competitor deliberately loses without gambling being involved”


“’tank’ – …fail completely, especially at great financial cost.”

We hear a lot about NHL teams “tanking”, when they are (realistically) out of the playoff race.  The idea is that the tanking team would sink lower in the standings, so as to have a better chance at the top 3 draft picks for the best 18 year-old draft-eligible future hockey stars.

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We hear a lot about it…except that no-one admits to doing it – on the record, anyway. And then the teams that are supposedly tanking go out and put together some of their best hockey of the season, stringing together 2, sometimes 3 or 4 wins at a time. (For example, Edmonton is 6-4 in their last 10 games, including a…

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