In terms of that last bit, the fear isn't that he is going in to get more of less, the fear is that he thinks he is getting more. We just assume GM's evaluate packages properly, but time and time again they prove that they do not.
In terms of hall being just a good player, look at the teams around him his entire career. Once you isolate him from the trashheaps he has played on, he is all he is hyped up to be. Maybe GM's evaluated him incorrectly too, idk but the point is he is a star and should be fantastic whereever he ends up
If it were Chiarelli, maybe, but Shero hasn't done anything to warrant anyone thinking he thinks quantity is better than quality for no reason. I'm not sure anyone can prove otherwise. I think we the fans like to assume the NHL GM's all are blubbering idiots who make bad trades but until we know all the information, we won't understand fully the logic in anything to make better assessment than they would.
I think Shero would have gladly taken a higher quality package, but less quantity overall had one been offered. I just don't think any one bit and realistically, do you blame them? Would you have given a prospect recently drafted in the lottery range for Hall? I wouldn't have.
As for Hall himself, you may have that opinion but it really doesn't matter what you and I think. its whats NHL GM's think and I think they've spoken. If not one team was willing to offer what we all thought would be fair value, is very telling about what we really know about this situation.
I think the minute Hall's agent hinted at not resigning until free agency, his value as a superstar downgraded substantially. There is nothing worse for a GM than going all in, not winning the cup and losing the star at the end of it. ts a bad look for a GM. The risk becomes that much more damaging.
Had Hall's agent been willing to negotiate a contract before being traded, with some traction being made, the value going back to NJ would have been much higher. Hall is to blame for NJ not getting more than they should have. Not Shero.