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Chris Nilan thinks he knows why Bergevin kept his players away from the media


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Jeff Drouin
August 1, 2022  (6:22 PM)
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As reported by our colleagues at Fanadiens.com, Chris Nilan had some very interesting words on the most recent episode of his podcast The RawKnucklesPodcast.

He was with former Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty and it was really interesting:
He also gave his opinion on former Habs general manager Marc Bergevin. (his former boss)
"When Bergevin came to Montreal, everyone was drawn to his passion. He was a fiery person who was very emotional. We saw him cry many times, as we saw him frantic plenty of times too. - Max Pacioretty"

As for Nilan, he put forward a reason why Bergevin prevented his players from hanging out too much with Habs alumni.
"I always felt like Bergevin was so afraid that his players would have to live up to the greats of the organization, that he tried a little too hard to protect them." - Chris Nilan

That says a lot! This is something that Bergevin has often been accused of. (The lack of closeness between the Tricolore's former and current players under his watch)
The certain distance taken with the elders and the media of the organization, the intense control that Bergevin exerted, was only (according to Nilan and many) a way for the former GM to protect his players, because he cared a lot about them and their well-being. Interesting.
Do you agree with this theory?
Credit: Fanadiens.com
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