Big statement from a radio host on the possibility of Patrice Bergeron signing with Montreal

Jeff Drouin
May 2, 2022  (5:13 PM)

The NHL off-season is sure to be very exciting this summer for all sorts of reasons. There is of course the 2022 draft to be held at the Bell Centre in July, but also the opening of the uncompensated free agent market on July 13 and several big names could be available.

We can think of Johnny Gaudreau, Nazem Kadri and Filip Forsberg, but the two names that are getting attention in Quebec are obviously Kristopher Letang and Patrice Bergeron and since both are former clients of Kent Hughes, it is quite easy to associate these two players with the Habs.
However, if the chances of Letang ending up in Montreal seem pretty good, it's far from being the case with Bergeron.
As reported by Keven Mawn of Fanadiens.com, Radio Énergie host in Quebec City and contributor for L'Antichambre, Vince Cauchon, threw cold water on Habs fans hoping that Patrice Bergeron could join the Tricolore.
According to him, the only way the Quebec forward can leave the Bruins' organization is if he announces his retirement. The one who spent his entire career in Boston had mentioned during the All-Star Game break that he wanted to finish his career with the Bruins.
A second round draft pick in 2003, Bergeron had 982 points, including 400 goals, in 1,216 games during his career and had another great campaign this year with 65 points in 73 games.
While this is a personal opinion on Cauchon's part, many experts agree that the Quebec forward will likely finish his career in the yellow and black. Although he could become an excellent mentor for the Habs' young players, including Nick Suzuki, Bergeron, who was paid close to $7 million this season, is expected to pocket a similar amount for his next contract and Kent Hughes' hands are currently tied due to the salary cap.
Unless he manages to get rid of some contracts, it will be difficult for him to integrate Patrice Bergeron into his team, especially since the team is currently rebuilding.
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Big statement from a radio host on the possibility of Patrice Bergeron signing with Montreal

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