I see a lot of angst and hand-wringing over individual moves and non-moves.
People get too attached to a single player, or the idea of a move and then when it doesn't happen they act like all hope is lost.
In case you missed it we have a new GM and a new HC, and an almost entirely new coaching staff. None of us (incl the beat writers) are in the room with these guys as they are planning and strategizing... so though we may pretend we know, we really do not know what the plan is, or what the time frame for building this team back up.
we have ALOT of work to do to be a decent team again, and it isn't likely to happen in 1 off season.
For my money, we have good smart people in charge and I am ready to let them put their imprint on this team over the next couple of seasons. All I ask of them is that they pull in the same direction and stay committed to their vision.
so perhaps the collective 'we' should sit back and watch this unfold, discuss individual moves as they happen but let's not start planning the success or the demise of 2018/19 season just yet. There is still a long road in front of us.