Canadiens Management

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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At first glance, the title may seem dramatic, especially from a financial standpoint. The Montreal Canadiens are the third most valuable franchise in the NHL, with a valuation of $1.25 billion. From a business operations standpoint, the Canadiens are 2nd in the NHL in both revenue ($236 million) and operating income ($92 million). Geoff Molson,
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If the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens season had been a play, their embittered fans had likely been hoping for a tragic ending during which management fell on its sword. After all, the first two acts certainly fit the bill anyway. Unfortunately, what they got was a comedy as owner Geoff Molson and general manager Marc Bergevin
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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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As the Montreal Canadiens keep losing ground, Marc Bergevin’s biggest card to play remains Alex Galchenyuk. Alex Galchenyuk – (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports) While the Habs’ general manager did come out and say the team wouldn’t give up on the forward after the team’s 1-6-1 start, things are different now. It’s a month later, the
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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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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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At least Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson and general manager Marc Bergevin seem to be on the same page. Unfortunately, it does not seem to have the league rules to contract tampering on it. Molson’s Head in the Stars After saying that he and Bergevin discuss stars, “including [John] Tavares,” earlier this week, Molson may
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If the Montreal Canadiens do fall in the standings in 2017-18, there’s a good chance it will be through little fault of their own. With Atlantic Division rivals like the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning poised to attain contender status (and the Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers likely to improve), the Habs may
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The best-case scenario for the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens is fairly obvious: They will ideally contend with their sights set on the Stanley Cup. What about the worst-case, though? Capable of Great Things While that ultimate goal may be unrealistic considering the long list of classic legitimate contenders and new ones that have emerged (Columbus Blue
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While losing Andrei Markov will definitely be felt by the Montreal Canadiens defense, so will the loss of an alternate captain. Who is the likeliest candidate to replace him? Markov and Subban Out Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban – (Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports) There’s been significant turnover with regard to the team’s leadership corps since
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