Marc Bergevin

It would make for a great story if the Montreal Canadiens were able to re-sign free-agent Tomas Plekanec. That’s for sure. What isn’t for sure is if it would have a great ending or not. Plekanec Close to 1,000 Games Played Plekanec, after literally years of speculation that this would be his last one as
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The body’s not even cold yet, but that hasn’t stopped idle speculation from heating up as to just what went wrong with the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens. More specifically, speculation as to who were the main culprits. The People vs. Pacioretty and Price Whereas some interpreted general manager Marc Bergevin’s post-mortem press-conference comments as an attempt
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With the Montreal Canadiens long since eliminated from playoff contention, it’s about time general manager Marc Bergevin and owner Geoff Molson take stock of this past season. That’s especially true, as they’ve got just a few games left, with the team already 23 points out of the last wild-card spot. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc
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When Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said he’ll “be there at the draft in Dallas,” he didn’t say in what capacity. To Promote or Fire Bergevin The implication was of course he wasn’t getting fired and had the full support of Canadiens owner Geoff Molson as the team’s GM. Theoretically though, that would further
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It may have been quieter than most expected, but Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin gets a pass for his 2018 NHL trade deadline… barely. Four (Minor) Deals for Bergevin It’s not that any of his trades were particularly bad. He unfortunately lacked in volume what he (partially) made up for in quality, nevertheless largely
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The Montreal Canadiens absolutely did not get good value for defenseman Jakub Jerabek, by acquiring a 2019 fifth-round pick from the Washington Capitals. They still came out ahead with the deal… albeit slightly. Canadiens defenseman Jakub Jerabek – (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) The Pick Is Gravy As a pending unrestricted free agent, the 26-year-old Jerabek
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Tomas Plekanec’s games with the Montreal Canadiens could be numbered. It’s for the best, though. Plekanec as a Montreal Canadien Tomas Plekanec and ex-Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop – (Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports) It also can’t be helped, barring a screw-up by general manager Marc Bergevin. With Plekanec set to hit free agency as
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A losing season isn’t necessarily a lost one for the Montreal Canadiens. Here are five hard lessons learned from this 2017-18 campaign the Habs can build on moving forward. 5) Paul Byron Is No Fluke Paul Byron continues to impress, not just through his speed, but versatility. Paul Byron – (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports) Everyone
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Will Marc Bergevin lose his job after the garbage fire of a season in Montreal? The jury is still out. Few doubt that this aborted season is Bergevin’s responsibility. However, in the Montreal Canadiens organization, incompetence is not enough to get you fired. In an otherwise results-based business, language politics influence Les Habitants in problematic ways. As
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Turning this Montreal Canadiens season around may very well be an impossible mission. Ten points out of the last Eastern Conference wild-card berth, the Habs had better focus on rebounding in 2018-19. Thankfully, that’s a much easier task, as long as they accomplish the following five goals: 5) Sell Off Assets It almost goes without
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The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is filled with great opportunities for sports fans across the spectrum. College football bowl games, the winding down of the NFL season, featured NBA marquis-matchups and of course “holiday hockey” fill the sport menu. Like filling up on holiday food, the sports fan can overdose on a
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Geoff MolsonPresident and CEO, Montreal Canadiens1275, rue Saint-Antoine OuestMontréal (Québec)H3C 5L2 Subject: GM Position Dear Mr. Molson: I have been asked by a large number of Montreal Canadiens fans to approach you regarding the soon-to-be open general manager position. While I know you have been informally seeking a replacement for Marc Bergevin since the 2016
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Marc Bergevin Can Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin turn it around? Not just the season after a historically bad start, but how he’s perceived by the public? The two aren’t mutually exclusive, as most everyone is more successful at their jobs without any distractions hindering their concentration or vitriol being spewed in their direction.
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Carey Price – (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports) The horrendous start to the 2017-18 season for the Montreal Canadiens can be summed up best by four points. It’s not just that, now six games into the season entering action Thursday night, they don’t even have four actual points and have four individual regulation losses (five in
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Yes, technically defenseman Mark Streit is still a member of the Montreal Canadiens… for now. No Takers for Streit Mark Streit – (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports) One can be excused for laughing at initial reports that Streit was being shopped. Having since been placed on waivers, Streit had initially signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with
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In a piece likely to amplify the very things he despises, Jack Todd in the Montreal Gazette takes on the rise of Habs “hate fans.” Todd calls the quality of debate in Habs nation ugly. He writes: The debate as it is framed today is unpleasant. It’s pointless. Above all, it’s irrational. It detracts considerably from
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At this time last year, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin was coming off a polarizing summer. Following an offseason during which he traded P.K. Subban for Shea Weber and signed Alexander Radulov, Bergevin received a passing grade. Will he be so lucky heading into 2017-18? Looking at moves that are projected to impact just
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