Carter/Richards trades were great, then Holmgren blew the shot at a quick rebuild because he wanted to be competitive.
Farabee got the same surgery as Eichel and Tyler Johnson, both returned in 3 months. Looks like it's a better bet than fusion, which has a six month recovery and worse outcomes - but still a small sample size of athletes.
Turns out Torts is actually pretty good with young teams, won a Cup with a young TB team, turned around a young CBJ team, before they let Panarin, Duchene and Dzingel walk, basically triggering a rebuild. His issue is he'll clash with players with entitlement issues (Laine, for example) but even players like Dubois, with whom he clashed, speak highly of him.
He stresses playing hard, but not in the Holmgren/Clarke sense of big guys beating up little guys, but more like what we saw in the playoffs this year, a fast AVs team hounding opponents over 200 feet. He's played his share of smurfs like St. Louis and Atkinson, and doesn't seem to play physical 4th liners who can't skate or score.