Is he some sort of god? Like others have said in this post, I am sure other Gm's care more about their jobs than Holland's job. They are going to do what is in the best interest of their team and try to improve/fix it. Not worry about what Ken Holland thinks of them.
its just that ken holland does have quite a bit of pull with the league and his fellow GMs.
that and i believe no GM wants to be the guy who pulled a ****** move grabbing someone off waivers in this manner.
pull with other GM's? I'm sorry this is a business first and foremost. GM's aren't going to stop doing business with one another b/c someone screwed over Ken Holland. In professional sports it's every man for himself.
I was about to say this exact thing , sure Ken Holland has done a good job and is most likely respected around the league, but just because he is a good guy doesn't mean other teams are going to step out of his way. If Nabokov makes another GM's team more competitive, they will claim him.