The Leafs made the unusual announcement in the off-season that they were seeking someone to oversee embattled general manager John Ferguson. Speculation was that Bowman, a paid consultant to the Detroit Red Wings, was the team's first choice.
We already have an elder statesman as an advisor, that would be Cliff Fletcher, we don't need another one. He is just a name. He wouldn't provide anything more of value than the other assistant GMs we have.