The team needed a hard reset. I think ownership failed to do that fully by keeping Hynes’ protege as the coach and Shero’s as the GM. At this point, keep the RFA’s, and a veteran or two, and burn it all down.
I’ll add, trading Hall, Vatanen, Simmonds and Domingue were not for the purpose of tanking. We were finishing in the bottom third and out of the playoffs for certain, that’s when you get rid of free agents who aren’t going to re-sign, or who you don’t want to re-sign. If whoever was in charge (Shero then my dad) didn’t make those deals, they should have been immediately fired. What would be the point of letting all of those contracts expire while missing the playoffs by a mile?
And Coleman we know, they offered a good deal on him because he had that extra year getting paid nothing. I have no problem with any of the above moves.