We got hosed. I am reading the article now, but I don't even need to in order to know it.
I think Holmgren figures we could afford to lose the trade since the forward depth is there to replace JVR but we don't have enough young D talent. So even though we may have less talent overall as a team after the trade, we still make it, because we're getting talent we can actually put out onto the ice (as opposed to more forward depth). I still hate the trade.