Canadiens hire Blackhawk Assistant GM Marc Bergevin. What it means for the Hawks
(Globe and Mail)–Suddenly Chicago’s executives were in demand elsewhere, and assistant GM Kevin Cheveldayoff was hired to be the Winnipeg Jets GM last summer. Bergevin took on that role as Stan Bowman’s right hand man in June and has earned praise from Scotty Bowman as having a keen eye for talent. “He’s got tons of connections,” Stan Bowman told the Tribune recently. “He’s the kind of guy on a team that people would gravitate toward. You play that out over a 20-year career, and he’s got so many different connections he can draw upon.” “My strength is not numbers, salary cap stuff, but I will learn,” Bergevin said last summer shortly after being promoted to assistant GM. “I always tried to realize what I could do and what I couldn’t do.”
Good for Marc Bergevin. He has put in his time and running the Habs has to be a dream come true for any one who grew up in Quebec. Having said that…this SUCKS!!! Bergevin is a well-respected hockey guy and was a hold over from the Tallon era. He was hired in 2005 and had his hands all over the 2010 dynasty team. Blackhawks have their best and brightest poached for the second off-season in a row. Now we are left with this diabolical Red Wings mole running our team into the ground.
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