I'm not sure what was said before but I thought I'd clarify since so many people tried making my point without actually having it, then we can get back on topic about Zubrus. I feel like I am just waiting for this last trade that is my impatience short term. Shero keeps hinting at it and I keep waiting for it but I don't see it. I only value Palmieri for what he has actually done to improve the team (Moore was an unqualified RFA, hardly something to praise). I feel like that is the point of a GM and I'm sort of surprised that this offseason is considered a success considering it was just Palmieri, plus letting players that contributed were allowed to walk (Bernier, Gomez) without replacing them. They being replaced by players that couldn't replace them last year. So the point of a GM is to make the team better and he has done nothing to do that. If you say that wasn't the point for this year, I'd say you want the team to tank, not rebuild. That's fine if you want them to tank, but I prefer not the euphemisms.
If it's about the impatience long term, it's because I don't agree with tanking. Getting marginally better each year and keeping a concept of winning is better than throwing out the concept of winning for a couple of years because it is hard to get back to a winning concept (especially with the same GM, coach, owner, etc) with any player that was in the culture of "losing is ok." Lou may not have been the best with a lot of things, but culture there is bar none. I really like the Palmieri trade, and I hoped for one other piece that would contribute to the top 9 for our team this year. That's it. Two top 9 forwards in an offseason isn't impatient. It's just a step in the right direction and not towards tanking.
The season doesn't start until October. Again, why is it so friggin' imperative that Shero gets what you want right this second? The offseason is still ongoing. He may be able to pick up another Top 9 or two during the season.
Do you know what a true tank even is? Do you know what a team that is truly trying to tank would do? Zubrus would've been kept and given the same ice time he was last season, because we know he'd be awful. A guy like Joe Whitney gets re-signed and he, Paul Thompson, and Mike Sislo all get a shot at Top 6 minutes, Top 9 at the very least, for the entire season even if their progress is minimal. Shero looks into dealing Schneider for assets (players and picks that will start to help in 2-4 years, but clearly isn't helping the team right now).
Zubrus was dumped and others were allowed to walk so that Shero would have flexibility to add a player or two that might help in the seasons to come. Why is it such a big friggin' deal that he's waiting to see what becomes available in time? Maybe there's no one on 8/3 that appeals to him...and yeah, no sh!t his job is to improve the team...duh! Did it ever occur to you that Shero's idea of improving the team is to show the slightest bit of patience so he has some more options, that maybe his best deals to be made haven't materialized yet? Did it ever strike you that as teams inevitably realize that their dream of making the playoffs is just that - a dream - that doors that were closed start to open?
Just the fact alone that Schneider is here and not going anywhere should tell you that this is not a tank job in the slightest, because provided he stays healthy and plays to his typical level, he'll start his 65+ games and give his team upper-level goaltending. His presence pretty much makes the team a 75+ point entity.
Your timetable for the "improvement" is preposterous and beyond unreasonable. I'll give you the same advice I would give to the rest of the entitled instant-gratification crowd: go watch one of the right-now teams for a while, because you obviously don't have the patience for this. The new GM's been here for a whopping three months and for most of that time was in a sticky situation with Lou still being here. The season doesn't start for another two months. Give the guy some friggin' time. God damn.