Holmer was a shell of his former self the last few seasons he played. Guys get old, they retire, they move on. Fans should too.
There's nothing with missing a player and what he brought to the team (when he wasn't a shell of his former self). With your attitude, we might as well not celebrate hockey's past at all.
And the truth is that this team is indeed "missing" the Homer component and would greatly benefit from some form of worthy replacement.