It's definitely your fault, there's no doubt about it. You have to be a lot more objective about the type of moves you're making since all of the other GM's are more or less looking out for themselves. If anything, the type of selfish play you'd typically see in drop-in games should be a relatively decent cursory introduction to the type of people you're dealing with.
Also, you would have been fine with Alex Edler, who is only a small downgrade from Lidstrom in my opinion. The fact that you sent as many assets away for Karlsson as you did is mind boggling. At most, Kane and Tartar and MAYBE a pick would have been enough.
Ya well I'm a begginer gm made a Pierre gauthier move it happens, guess it is my fault but could i in any way interest anyone in taking over my team I wonder lol.
What he means is the more trades you make the longer it will take to do all of these trades, so you will probably need at least a day or two to do all of these trades before you can even start playing.