"we like what we have with..."
"with the parity in the league..."
Yup! Excuses are for losers.
If anyone wants to see a parity league, just look at the NFL, with its tight salary cap. Yet, with all that parity, certain organizations consistently field a winning team: New England, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Denver, Atlanta, Green Bay, ...
Parity is no excuse, and Ken Holland should quit using it as one.