I still don't think it was a bad move to waive Eeli. We had to make room. I miss Ekholm more.
Even if you don't fault Hynes for how he handled him, the fact he was scooped up so quickly on waivers show how badly the underestimated his value. If they wanted to move him, they could have traded and got something for him.
That whole situation was a complete organizational failure - he wasn't used/coached right by the coaching staff, and the front office mismanaged letting him go.