Again, it’s this is not the signal of a rebuild.
None of these players on face value will be playing for this team in 1-4 seasons at least. The only ones I could see getting a shot at the roster this season or next are the two Fins we took in the second round. This isn’t the NFL where all these guys are looking at a roster spot this season.
Our core is still completely intact. Minus the obvious dougie, Martinook, McGinn, Svech contracts this off-season. I bet we’ll see Jarvis make his debut too. Everyone is really high on him. That leaves us with only a few holes to plug. If Ned wasn’t traded nobody would be freaking out right now.
All these players are to get them into our new AHL partner and start building for 3 years down the road when a lot of this cores contracts are up outside of Slavin. Aho is up in three as well as Rod.
So we basically have three years to win a cup. Don is already planning out another young core for when that time comes. So it’s more pre-emptive than a rebuild. If Aho or Slavin wanted out. That’s when you call it a full blown rebuild panic time. Obviously if svech isn’t signed soon I’m gonna be annoyed. But he’s RFA with no arbitration so it’s only a matter of time, we just have to tender him.