Snipers, we have 3 of the top 15 scorers in Giroux, Voracek and Simmons, Schenn is getting hot and Couts returns by January. Oh yeah, this kid Konecny can play, he's going to end up with 40+ points at 19 years old.
The real key to this offense is that the defensemen are outscoring every other teams' defensemen by a wide margin, despite some marginal talents. This may also explain some of the problems on defense (along with some horrible goalie play to start the season), they're still learning the balance between gambling and playing it safe. As the talent improves on the defense the next two years (Morin, Sanheim, Myers, maybe Hagg and Friedman) they should be even more dangerous offensively while reducing the mistakes that lead to good scoring chances for the other team.
Hextall is being patient because next year he finally gets out of cap hell when Streit, Schultz, MDZ, Bellemare contracts expire, and Ghost is the only major resigning (RFA) that has to be done. Lindblom is tearing up the Swedish league, at 20 he's on the first line of his team and scoring a point per game - look for him to make the jump. What they really need is a 3rd line center so Schenn can move to RW.
But Hextall has done a great job of accumulating young talent and dumping bad veteran contracts, he's also accumulated a bunch of draft picks and will pick up some more at the trade deadline - why? Because their scouts are finding players like Lindblom (5th rd), Sandstrom (3rd rd), Vorobyov (4th rd starting in the KHL), Kase (5th rd, will start for Czech in junior world championship), Bernhardt (7th, having great year for a 18 year old in the SHL), Laczynski (6th rd, tearing it up as a freshman at Ohio State), and a number of others. When you draft that well, every pick has value - and just like the Phillies, rebuilding your talent pipeline provides both cheap players for your team, and trade bait to fill holes.
This is why you need to "trust the process," if you build it they will come.