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.
When was the last time you were so confident about a Canadiens team? → https://t.co/AbYTsJ4V13
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) October 16, 2020
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.
The last time he was free was in… 2006! https://t.co/cjYWNrsFti
– TVASports (@TVASports) October 16, 2020
– Development on the side of the QMJHL.
– Raphaël Doucet (@raphdoucet) October 16, 2020
– Entry contract for Quinton Byfield.
The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Quinton Byfield to a three-year, entry level contract with an AAV of $925,000.
Byfield, the Kings’ 1st round (2nd overall) pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, will wear #55 with the Kings. pic.twitter.com/XHFA8lVLFx
— Complete Hockey News (@CompleteHkyNews) October 16, 2020
– A lesson to be learned from the pandemic.
What Thierry Henry has learned as a coach after these last few months out of the ordinary:
“The importance of understanding the human being”#imfc
– Frédérique Guay (@frederiqueguay) October 16, 2020
– Very interesting interview with Pierre Dorion.
« I asked Lou (Lamoriello) when I went to my first GM meeting ‘Lou, when am I allowed to talk?’, and he said ‘Three years, Pierre!’. »@Senators GM Pierre Dorion on some of the GM he’s looked up to @JeffMarek @Burkie2020 @StuMunrue.#Meaning
— Sportsnet 590 The FAN (@FAN590) October 16, 2020