Marc Bergevin

Two games do not make a season, but, if you’re the Montreal Canadiens, they certainly stir up a sense of optimism. Despite the Habs getting off to a modestly successful 1-0-1 start to the 2018-19 season, they’ve either taken a Stanley Cup favorite to the limit or beaten another outright (and decisively to boot). None
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There are a lot of words that accurately describe Shea Weber being named captain of the Montreal Canadiens. “Surprising” is not one of them. Weber the New Canadiens Captain Weber’s pedigree as a captain (having previously served in that capacity while with the Nashville Predators) might have actually factored the least into the decision, looking
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You could definitely argue Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron is general manager Marc Bergevin’s biggest success story. You’d be wrong, though. There’s no denying the waiver-wire acquisition of Byron to start the 2015-16 continues to pay dividends for the Habs. During a modestly successful 11-goal season that year, he re-signed at what many considered a
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In a bid to improve the team’s transparency, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin recently answered fans’ questions. Consider it mission partially accomplished. To Bergevin’s credit, he was candid in some of his responses (i.e., with regard to how trades go down)… not so candid in some others (his most important lesson learned). Regardless, the
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When all is said and done, winger Joel Armia could end up being the Montreal Canadiens’ big July free-agent signee. That statement is more a testament to how underrated the move to trade for him (and Steve Mason’s contract) was by general manager Marc Bergevin than how the only legitimate NHLer the Habs have acquired
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Welcome to our mock draft. This season, we brought some of our best writers together and completed a full, two-round, 62-pick mock draft. It’s going to be so great that we’ll get every pick right without exception. Now if you believe that, it might be time to get your head examined. Mocks never go the
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Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin just can’t win. Now, that’s of course true literally speaking, with the Habs having just suffered through a season, during which they finished in 28th place. However, it’s more in reference to how, no matter what he does, a large portion of the team’s fan base will find something
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Fans hoping for solutions from Marc Bergevin and Geoff Molson at this year’s end of season press conference were disappointed. However, they could not have been very surprised. In fairness, this owner and general manager had an impossible task. Some fans are livid. Others have lost faith in this management team. This has been a
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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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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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The law of holes can be summarized as follows — if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. It’s easy to say, and more difficult to embrace. Especially in Montreal, where hubris has replaced insight and reverie has fogged up reality. While fans were taken to task for expressing their displeasure at the state
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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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