Bowman's greatness more than just accomplishments

Originally Published: November 18, 2004
The Hockey News

When the Detroit Red Wings won the 2002 Stanley Cup, Scotty Bowman lifted the object of his obsession, carried it around the arena and skated off into the sunset. He had nothing more to accomplish.

"What a way for the greatest coach in the history of the sport to exit," said GM Ken Holland as he looked on.

Bowman was the greatest coach in the history of the sport. There's really no debate -- great or small -- about it.

He won nine Cups as a coach, one more than his mentor Toe ...

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