I have a ton of respect for Holland, not Babcock. A lot of the problems surrounding the team are due to Babcock, not Holland. Although I do concede that Holland is the GM and should put his foot down, a lot of fans do not realize how much influence Babcock has in regards to what players come in and what players go out.
For recent examples, Hudler, Filppula, and Brunner are all gone because of Babcock. A close friend of mine who works within the team told me that Fil left because he was done playing for Babcock. You can take that how you wish. Hudler and Brunner, I think everyone knows why they are gone...of course I'm much less upset about Brunner being gone than Hudler, because Jiri was an extremely underrated asset...or maybe I'm just sensitive to the string of shootout losses.
As far as players coming in, Babcock was, as everyone knows, influential in bringing Cleary back and he also had a say in the Quincey signing. Obviously, both of LGW's whipping boys.
I do believe there is a bit of a power struggle between Holland and Babcock and our lack of identity is being shown by that. I also believe Babcock is not the coach to take this team forward. But that is up for extreme debate.