Well lets not go throwing away pieces just because we've got them. We have enough pieces to make a meaningful trade, but I would NEVER trade Helm, 1st, and Backman for Bogosian or Myers. First of all, neither of them are that good. Secondly, neither really fits our new powerplay that well. Myers is too slow to run that single point system (you need to be a good skater when you're the only guy up there), and Bogosian doens't have a great shot (he's not too different than Dekeyser in that regard).
I'm all for upgrading. But not stupidly. Holland's got this.
The main reason Babs moved to a single point system was due to roster limitations (lack of good offensive defensemen and lack of RH shots)....so if this were solved, say by acquiring Myers I imagine the PP could easily be tweaked to accomodate.
When it comes to evaluating his own players I think everyone can agree he excels there. He struggled in the trade and free agency department.
He has admitted to having a conservative trading approach because you need youth to survive in the cap world. So I think his approach is proving to be quite successful in the trading department as well.