We've got a solid core, and the bulk of it was put in place by Nonis in a few short years. I'm not saying they'll all pan out or that it won't take a while, but I do think it's becoming evident Nonis has started improving things.
Schneider, Ellis-Plante and Vincent make us stronger in net than we've ever been.
On defense, Bourdon and Bieksa are already showing their value, Edler looks like he might be a steal, and Rahimi also seems he might be a diamond in the rough (I know, I know, they might not pan out, but Nonis has shown the ability and guts to draft players that other people overlook but who show good promise).
Now he's moved on the forwards, picking up Grabner as the centre-piece, with Mason Raymond showing some promise. He's got four picks in the first two rounds next year, so there's an opportunity to re-stock then.
The other thing I like about Nonis (other than his systematic way of taking risks in order to re-build, not only in trades, but in drafts, which is what we have to do if we want to acquire decent prospects without losing as much as Pittsburgh) is how he goes the extra mile to acquire assets. He's signed some undrafted players that turn into assets without costing the team picks or players, Burrows, Rypien and Schultz, and he looks like he might do it again with Slade.
All in all, great asset management. (I'm in the camp that does NOT regret the deadline deals, they didn't pan out, but I think it needed to be tried.)