Rebuilding through the draft doesn't necessarily mean dump everyone older than 23, suck for 5 years, and then ice a team completely composed of draft picks. I actually agree in theory that moving Lundqvist in the next few years would theoretically be the best move, but it's something he'd have to ask for so there's no use getting all worked up about whether or not it's going to happen. I'd be really uncomfortable with management forcing someone like Lundqvist to leave the team. It's a business but some guys have earned the right to have some more respect. In their wildest dreams I'm sure management is hoping they can rebuild things pretty quick and be back in the winning category in a few years. That's partly why they got guys in their trades who are close to stepping into the NHL. Hajek, Howden, Rykov...all those guys could be competing for spots sooner rather than later. Chytil and Andersson could be contributing in a big way in a year or two. If they draft well this year they could have contributors from that in a year or two. Add in any good depth free agent signings and keeping guys like Kreider, Zibanejad, etc, and they could be back into contention sooner rather than later IF they hit on all of these moves. That's what they hope for I'm sure but they'll also try to keep drafting well to keep up the depth and keep guys coming into the team.