Bergevin Proud of Habs’ Push, but Wants the Playoffs

BROSSARD, Que. — Even if the Montreal Canadiens have already exceeded expectations this season, Marc Bergevin said Monday he’ll be disappointed if the club finds itself out of the playoffs at the end of the week. With three games left in the season, the Canadiens general manager is holding out hope the team he’s assembled will be able to climb […]

Folin Is the Key to Canadiens Trade, Not Weise

True to his word, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has admirably played the trade market conservatively up to now. Despite appearances to the contrary, that sentiment extends to the modest blockbuster he swung with the Philadelphia Flyers, where he got depth-defenseman Christian Folin and re-acquired forward Dale Weise in the process. Bergevin Buys Low, […]

Bergevin Was Right to Trade Galchenyuk for Domi

At times, you may end up being right for the wrong reasons. The ends justify the means, though. That’s the situation Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin finds himself in a half-year after acquiring Max Domi from the Arizona Coyotes for Alex Galchenyuk. Domi vs. Galchenyuk As Domi and the Canadiens prepare to face Galchenyuk’s […]

Price Comparisons to Halak Must End

It’s inevitably going to happen whenever Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price faces off against ex-teammate Jaroslav Halak. People are going to compare the two. They shouldn’t though. Price vs. Halak It’s human nature to want to see how two players stack up against another, especially when those two players used to be teammates at the […]

Canadiens Likely to Keep Kotkaniemi from World Juniors

It shouldn’t be surprising Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin will likely keep Jesperi Kotkaniemi instead of loaning him to Finland for the World Juniors. In contrast, the ramifications of the decision may be. Even to him. Kotkaniemi Proves He Belongs For some context, Kotkaniemi ranks fourth in rookie scoring (14 points). He has earned […]

Alzner Is One Mistake Bergevin Can’t Bury

With Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber on the mend, something had to give. That something was general manager Marc Bergevin’s pride along with Karl Alzner, who has just been waived. Bergevin’s Big Free-Agent Acquisition It was two summers ago when Bergevin made Alzner his big free-agent acquisition with an ill-advised, five-year $23.125 million deal. Alzner […]

Radulov Rips Open Old Wounds for Habs Fans

Montreal Canadiens fans may never know exactly what ultimately broke down negotiations between general manager Marc Bergevin and ex-Habs forward Alexander Radulov two summers ago. If you didn’t think it was an acrimonious split before though, you most definitely know better now. Visiting Montreal with the Dallas Stars, Radulov curtly excused himself from media availability, […]