I agree that it must frustrate Babs that certain needs aren't being met - however the reg season hasn't yet begun so technically speaking - there's time to fill a few holes - however the realist that I am I'm not expecting much.
With the spate of Free Agents seemingly passing us by/the perceived inactivity by Holland RE: preparing for Lidstrom's departure, does anyone see Babcock walking? I doubt he does as he's been a big part of shaping this team and working with them to create pretty much HIS system here. But he's got to be pissed now. As far as I know from mainly rumour surrounding forums such as this one, he doesn't like it much when he says he needs a piece or two and the management say we're all good so can you see this, or another such situation soon, as being the final push towards the door?
He is probably the premier head coach in the league and could walk into any other team, so maybe he does soon?
Just what I happened to think of when I heard the Weber news, because if I'm pissed that we've once again missed out on a guy that was supposed to be at the top of our list, imagine how he feels having to coach...
To answer your question - I don't think Babs will walk...I'm certain he realises that in today's NHL acquiring players isn't as easy as some would think.