Arvidsson and Forsberg likely aren't goinganywhere same with Josi. Probably Ellis as well. Rinne has a year left and is an institution.
Turris, Duchene and Johansen have unmovable contracts.
so that leaves Craig Smith who is almost certainly gone, and Mikael Granlund. Both will be elsewhere by seasons end but neither will fetch a return to speak of. Essentially they are an aging team with too many players on long term deals that cannot be move
Maybe its just me, but I've come to expect, in the sports business, when a GM or owner goes out of their way to say their couch (or GM) is safe....usually means he ISN'T...
When I am angry about something...I tell my husband "everything is fine"..... uh huh.... he follows sports....he knows the deal.