I wouldn't be surprised if no one wants to make a (fair) trade with us. That's probably what comes with being generally regarded as THE BEST GM EVAR for 10+ years. I mean, think about it - how many GMs have probably had their fans screaming, "Why can't you be like Ken Holland?! It works for the Red Wings, so why not us?!" for God-knows-how-long? Maybe now they get to stick it to Mr. BEST GM EVAR and his oh-so-special Red Wings?
Or maybe Holland is just lazy and complacent. Not that I could necessarily blame him...
"Sooo, I can A) Do a lot of hard work and make several million dollars, or B) Not do a lot of hard work...and make several million dollars. Hmmm...."
It's more like this:
Holland: I want to make a trade
GM of other team: What do you have in mind?
H: A top 6 forward and a top 4 Dman
GM: And what would you offer in return?
H: Tootoo, Eaves and Samuelson
*Later that day*
Secretary: Dan Cleary on line one
Holland: Put him through
Cleary: Ken lets talk
H: Yes Mr Cleary! How does a new contract sound?
(Seriously, does Cleary have the goods on Holland? I'm betting there are polaroids involved)