I can tell you based upon what we saw today that Detroit got hosed. I can tell you based upon Holland's own statements and the information available that the deals that were offered for players like Yandle and Jbo (among others) were in the same ballpark as what other teams were asked or actually paid. So I have to believe that Holland is the issue, not the 29 other GMs.
If it was that easy, I can't believe it didn't happen.
It's easy to sit here looking at a roster and making up trades that "could've" gotten it done.