We are ten deep in NHL quality defensemen. Some are better than other, but all of them can contribute to a successful defense at the NHL level. By July 1 GM Jarmo needs to convert about 1/3 of that talent into forwards that can score.
I believe that there is a slight possibility that Jarmo goes into full rebuild (call it 'reload', if it helps you feel better) mode, this summer. Which would put Savvy, Murray, Fligs and, potentially, a few other underachieving veterans on the block or bought out.
I would call it a partial rebuild...IMO we have to many quality players that are still RFAs to call it even a partial rebuild.
I think one of the interesting dynamics for this summer's trade season is that every GM will be building their roster with an eye to the Seattle entry draft in the summer of 2021. Some GMs may already be considering the entry draft as a part of their decision making process. I don't know how that will impact transactions, but I bet it will complicate the process. For example, anyone with a no trade clause may be close to un-tradeable and young players that fit within the two year exemption may become surprisingly valuable.