Luc Robitaille responded to Marc Bergevin's rumors in Los Angeles

Jeff Drouin
October 29, 2021  (2:28 PM)

President of the Los Angeles Kings for the past 15 years Luc Robitaille still keeps a close eye on the news in Quebec and mainly on hockey. Like anyone else, he has heard the rumors that Marc Bergevin is being sent to the four corners of the league, including Los Angeles.

Even if he does not totally deny this information, Robitaille wants to respect the fact that Bergevin still has one year left on his contract in Montreal and that is why he will not give any details about his intentions.
Journalists have a job to do, but Marc still has one season left on his contract as GM with the Habs," he reminded Jean-François Chaumont of the Journal de Montréal. It's not such a rare phenomenon to see a coach or GM who is in the last year of his contract. It becomes a gamble. It can work in your favor or against you."
However, he was quick to praise Marc Bergevin's qualities and the work done by the latter in recent years.
"Marc is a very good GM in the NHL, one of the best," Robitaille continued. When you look at his transaction history, he has made some very good moves. He has a good vision. He is a talented manager and he knows everyone in the NHL. In my eyes, he's clearly in the top 10 in his profession."
The former 668-goal NHL scorer was also clear that Rob Blake, who has been in the job for nearly four years, is his go-to guy for the general manager role.
"Rob is doing a great job for our team, Robitaille said. There have never been any discussions with Marc even though I get calls from my nephews in Quebec who read rumors. Here in Los Angeles, we have the best or second best prospect pool in the NHL, according to many experts. Rob has worked for it. We have a plan and we're not going to change our strategy in the middle of the road."
However, this does not rule out the possibility that he could hire Marc Bergevin to take a higher position in the organization... In short, all this remains only speculation and as Luc Robitaille says so well, let's respect the last year of Bergevin's contract!
Source: Marqueur
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