Marc Bergevin talked about the "ease" of Nick Suzuki' situation

Published October 14, 2021 at 9:16

Marc Bergevin made his first appearance between Felix Seguin and Patrick Lalime this year, he has been quieter lately. His media appearances are also less energetic, and then he really seems to be at the end of his rope.

Anyway, in this case, it's not his condition that interests us, but rather his comments about signing Nick Suzuki, a decision that was very easy for him. A player of that caliber, competing, is priceless!

"When you look at the evolution since he's been in Montreal and his character, he's able to take his game to another level. When he got hit in the playoffs, he got back up. I don't think anything is going to stop him. Giving a young guy like that an eight-year contract, knowing his character and leadership, it's an easy decision. That's what you want, a young guy who is able to perform when the pressure is on," said Bergevin.

After praising his young player sporting the number 14, he elaborated on the plan he had laid out this summer to add soldiers to his organization chart.

"With the success of last year, I tried to bring in character players that could fill the need of the player that was leaving. You can't replace Shea Weber, but David Savard can do a lot of the things that Weber did, especially on the power play. The same goes for Tomas Tatar with Mike Hoffman, who is unfortunately injured. One that will be hard to replace is Corey Perry, but we added a Mathieu Perreault who still has a lot of hockey to give," said Bergevin.

The general manager also admitted that he didn't have much vacation time in order to rest. This gentleman is definitely burning both ends of the candles.
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