It's easy to say we should've kept Leino AFTER THE FACT and AFTER HE'S FINALLY DOING WELL. He barely did squat here during the trade so I don't regret whatsoever getting rid of him. More power to him doing well in Philly.
Babcock manages Holmstrom great. When he feels it is necessary, he puts him in a reduced role on even strength if he feels that Holmstrom can't keep up speed wise. Holmstrom is still a decent option on the top or second line when Babcock feels that his speed/lack thereof won't be an issue.
Lidstrom signed for less than he did last year, he still gave the Wings a discount and is a steal money wise for being one of the best defensemen in the league.
Holland is still one of the better GMs in the league, by other peers in the NHL.