Marc Bergevin’s recent work not only attracts praise

It’s no secret that Marc Bergevin did a colossal job during the Canadiens off-season. With the recent acquisitions of Joel Edmundson, Jake Allen, Josh Anderson and Tyler Toffoli, the Habs general manager has completely changed the face of his team. And as if that wasn’t enough, Marc Bergevin completed his good job by offering a contract extension to his veterans Jeff Petry and Brendan Gallagher.

However, a survey published today by the site The Athletic and reported by TVA Sports comes to cast a little shade on the summer work of the DG of the Tricolor. Asked about recent CH acquisitions, some Bergevin counterparts had rather mixed opinions.

While some GMs see the additions of Anderson and Toffoli favorably to diversify the CH attack, others have been rather worried about the power winger contract obtained from Columbus.

Anderson is a big risk. If he shows up, that’s fine. If not, they’ll hang around [le contrat] during a moment. – Source

Some leaders also doubt that the Canadian will one day break into the top five of the best teams in the league. Other GMs have even gone so far as to describe the Montreal club as weird since it often makes good moves, without understanding what it is trying to do overall.

Bergevin seems to be really good at making good moves that don’t seem to make sense in the grand scheme. – Source

These words contradict the analyzes of several experts who praised the summer work of the general manager of the Habs. What slow down the excitement of several fans for the next season.

So what should we think of the comments of the other CEOs? Are the analyzes too optimistic on the Montreal club?

We can’t wait for the start of the season to answer all these questions!

A lot of

– Zdeno Chara could change teams.

– Development on the side of the QMJHL.

– Entry contract for Quinton Byfield.

– A lesson to be learned from the pandemic.

– Very interesting interview with Pierre Dorion.

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