Yeah, Schneider alone probably guarantees at least 70 points in today's NHL, provided you have some decent NHLers on the roster...you'd have to have literally nothing else on the ice to do worse. The days of the '92-'93 Sharks (11 wins) kind of futility are long over.
The other problem of course is that it's pretty hard to get teams to purposely tank or underperform, unless they're built for that specific purpose, which takes a serious "commitment" from the franchise (suffering through leaner attendance, etc). Hector Marini said when he first became a Devil that it was very clear the team was building completely from scratch (in Colorado, the gameplan seem to change every week), and that guys like him and many of his teammates (minimal upside-types) were being brought in to be little more than warm bodies that would be replaced with younger, better bodies as the team built from within (even though guys like Marini were actually fairly young themselves). No way a guy like Schneider would ever want to suffer through even one season of that, let alone two or more.
"Tank" was probably the wrong word. Basically what I meant is that an option would be to be fairly quiet this offseason, and not bother with any of the short term fixes that you can use to plug up an otherwise leaky ship, guys like Ryder and Brunner come to mind. So you'd be running with a talented, but young defensive group, and an offense could be even more anemic than it is this year. Even with Schneider, that could be a pretty ugly year in the standings.