Marc Bergevin's departure: here are some candidates to succeed him

Published October 1, 2021 at 3:20 PM

This is one of the biggest rumors right now, Marc Bergevin may not be back with the Montreal Canadiens to start the 2022-2023 season. The general manager is currently in the last year of his contract.

Perhaps Bergevin will explore his options and ultimately leave the organization he has been a part of since 2012.

Who are the individuals that could be considered for this position? As we know, being French-speaking is a big criteria for being at the helm of the Canadiens.

Some interesting names were mentioned by Guillaume Latendresse and Maxim Lapierre on Mario Langlois' radio show yesterday. According to them, if Marc Bergevin were to leave, it would take new blood to come and lead the Montreal team. The solution won't be found internally, according to them.

"I don't think the solution is inside the organization. If Marc Bergevin leaves, I'd like it to be a new generation. Without disrespect, I think there are a lot of young people in the hockey world who know this and have new ideas. I don't want us to keep recycling the same people." - Maxim Lapierre

"Because the day Bergevin says he's not going to sign in Montreal, your plan B has to be ready and you're ready to jump in the boat with someone else. There's nothing to say that Bergevin won't say: I want $4 million a year and we can get Patrick Roy for $2 million. That's when you make a decision about where you're going. But I'm certain that Marc Bergevin remains the first choice of the organization." - Guillaume Latendresse

Here are some of the names that have been discussed:
Patrick Roy
André Savard
Vincent Damphousse
Daniel Brière
Stéphane Quintal
Joël Bouchard

Which one do you think would be the most likely to come and lead the Bleu-blanc-rouge?

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