#1 Holland literally said he would not trade prospects for rentals.
#2 Saying he's the best center traded right now is like being the prettiest girl at fat camp. It really doesn't mean that much.
#3 This team is not a better position right now than it was in last night. They were a bubble team last night that would get bounced by Boston or Pittsburgh. After this trade they are now a bubble team that will get bounced by Boston or Pittsburgh. They might have increased their chances of being the 8th place team by a bit, but the inverse of that is they also dropped their drafting position. And all this without increasing their odds of winning a cup.
He also said that when Datsyuk was day to day and Helm was not injured.
If Weiss cannot allow us to play D and Z together, Legwand will while providing us with good defense and offense.