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Marc Bergevin: GM of The Year Candidate?

Some hate his guts, find him to be arrogant and won’t be satisfied – temporarily anyway – until he’s fired. Others see in him a quick learner, someone who has already mastered some aspects of the job of General Manager in the NHL. Either way, Marc Bergevin is a guy who had no previous experience as a GM and jumped right into the hotbed that is Montreal, learning on the fly. He has shown to be able to handle the Montreal media and unusually tough market. He is full of confidence in himself and it has often been reported that he’s one of the hardest working GMs in the league. Brian Burke qualified him as one of the best talent evaluators he’s gotten to see in his time around the league.

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Shooting Da Breeze – April 2021 Edition

Shooting Da Breeze is a collection of random thoughts on a variety of topics, more often than not about the Montreal Canadiens and the NHL, but not always. In this edition, we will touch on topics such as the fans’ relentless criticism of the team’s key veterans, the arrival of Staal in the line-up, the needs of the team at trade deadline, the impact of the coaching changes on the team and on individual players, and more… Please feel free to share and as usual, comments are always welcome.

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Bergevin Addressed The Habs’ Second Biggest Need. Does He See The Elephant In the Room?

If there’s one word in Habs’ world that gets everyone hopping, it’s the world WIN. But if there was a word that draws more immediate interest, it would have to be the word TRADE attached to the Canadiens. Whether you add “rumour” or “done deal” to it, fans cannot get enough of trade talks when it comes to their favourite team. And luckily for them, they have one of the most active and, truthfully, best GMs in the business. At least when it comes to the number of trades, and his success rate, that is. Oh he makes mistakes. Show me a GM that doesn’t and I’ll show you a liar. With trade deadline fast approaching on April 12th, Habs’ fans will be glued to their screen in hope to see Marc Bergevin work more of his magic.

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Savard, Bergevin And The Quebecois Players: Truth By Numbers

Ever since his retirement, former Habs Hall of Famer and GM Serge Savard has not shied away from letting everyone know what he thinks about whatever situation he’s being asked about his former team. For reporters, Savard is candy as he will speak his mind and, let’s face it, he carries a bit of credibility. He is, after all, the last GM to have brought Lord Stanley to the NHL’s most storied franchise, and he did it twice, in 1986 and 1993. But sometimes, it feels like “the Senator” likes to hear himself talk and what he says doesn’t always hold water. It’s particularly the case when speaking about French Canadian players on the Habs.

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Habs’ Unscheduled Week Off – Your Move Now, Marc

The NHL has announced that the activities of the Montreal Canadiens would not resume until late March after two players (Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Joel Armia) were place under the league’s COVID protocol. Pending test results in the coming days, it is expected that the Canadiens will be able to re-open their facilities for practice on Monday, March 29. The decision was made by the League’s, NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups. No other Canadiens’ player or staff was was added to the list today, but they decided to rather play it safe than sorry. This announcement means the cancellation – or postponement – of a total of four games so far: three against the Edmonton Oilers and the first of a four-game series against the Ottawa Senators.

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