Your assumption is that Holland never dreamed of any of these scenarios that you think could have happened. In fact, it is highly unlikely that Ken Holland didn't try to make some trades and signings. Just because it didn't happen doesn't mean he didn't try. At least he didn't make some stupid move just to show he did something.

Like I've said before, he can read the chart. One year deals and in a year a whole bunch of cap space comes open and in two a whole bunch more. That IS the better way.

Fans will hate it, but it is better just to clear out the crap without giving up assets.

And there's a lot of time between now and training camp. I very much doubt that we've seen all that there is to see. But nothing major will happen.