Jeff Gorton must take away a bad reputation that persists within the team

Published January 8, 2022 at 9:20

When he was in his chair with the Canadiens, Marc Bergevin seemed to have a good relationship with the majority of his players.

However, on a number of occasions, the break-up between a player and the organization did not go as planned.

Take for example the forward Phillip Danault who left the Canadiens a few months ago. After a remarkable playoff run, the Quebecer did not receive an offer from the Habs and decided to join Los Angeles.

Former captain Max Pacioretty, for his part, was not always complimentary to his former organization in an interview given in Las Vegas. This was also the case for former defenseman Andrei Markov when he left the city.

During the podcast of Marc-Antoine Godin and Arpon Basu, two journalists from The Athletic, addressed this negative aspect of the organization.

"At the same time that the players were there, they had a good impression of Bergevin and liked the relationship there was with him, the Canadiens built up a bit of a reputation that things can end badly with them. There was a tendency that once your time was over with the Canadiens, it was going to end badly. That reputation must be eliminated.»

It is true to say that it is quite difficult for the general manager to attract players in Montreal. If the organization's alumni don't have good comments about Montreal, imagine what Jeff Gorton will do!

As a new era begins in Montreal with the new members of management, it will be interesting to see how they will try to erase this reputation.
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