Bowman was GM for a bit, but Holland handled most of the day to day stuff. Minimizing his contributions is just bs. When Yzerman wanted to he a GM I don't blame Holland at all for not taking a different role. He's the GM, he wanted to continue to fill that role.
Great post, Bowman is a great hockey mind but in the last few years he was what the Queen is to Canada..a figure head with very little power.