Marc Bergevin's intentions have been revealed...

Published September 28, 2021 at 8:39 PM

In addition to the news regarding the contract extension of Lightning GM Julien BriseBois, the future of several general managers continues to be the subject of discussion throughout the National Hockey League. This is particularly the case with the Montreal Canadiens, as the team's general manager Marc Bergevin is about to enter the last year of his contract with the organization.

This subject was discussed by the renowned analyst Pierre LeBrun on TSN. According to the information he obtained, several negotiations have taken place between Bergevin and president Geoff Molson since January. A concrete offer would have been sent in July, but no agreement was reached.

LeBrun is of the opinion that Marc Bergevin would like to keep his current position with the Tricolore, and that all that remains to be done is to find an agreement regarding the salary and the length of the contract.

However, the organization's staff would start to feel pressure in this file, a few months before the expiration of Bergevin's contract, and would not want the negotiations to drag on, for fear that it would be a distraction for the team during the season.

Although advanced, this situation seems very far from being done. This case will be followed in the coming months, as will the cases of general managers Bob Murray (Anaheim Ducks), Don Sweeney (Boston Bruins), Rob Blake (Los Angeles Kings) and Don Waddell (Carolina Hurricanes), all of whom will be without a contract at the end of the 2021-22 season.

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