The Fistric trade isn't the reason showing he isn't just trying to rack up the picks. It was just one thing that was direct opposite of what you claimed. Signing JShultz, KFoster, Belanger, Eager, Hordichuk, and Barker. Getting Sutton, actually doing the trade for Smyth etc would seem to be opposite of sitting out. Not every move has worked out, but he hasn't been sitting out and just waiting for picks.
How many players signing their second contracts aren't getting paid for their potential? Why is it wrong for the Oilers to do it?
besides for Schultz ( who was a holdout, practically every team in the league showed interest in him ) and to a lesser extent Bélanger - all the moves Tambellini has made have been utter garbage. the team has no support and solely depends on a few players to win - which won't happen. also, trading Gilbert for N. Schultz was a terrible move.
oh, and to use one of your earlier arguments - why pay Hall so much when someone like Duchene just signed for less and is putting up similar numbers?