Pierre Dorion would be a good candidate to replace Marc Bergevin

Jeff Drouin
October 9, 2021  (9:02 PM)

For the past few weeks, the Canadiens' entourage has been in a tailspin as bad news seems to pile up one on top of the other.

This week, the Habs announced the retirement of Carey Price and this for an indefinite period. Last Thursday, the team held a press conference to give more details on the Carey situation.
At the beginning of this one, the Vice-President of communications Paul Wilson announced that negotiations regarding the contractual situation of Marc Bergevin will only take place at the end of the year. Remember that the GM is currently in the last season of his agreement with the Habs.
In recent weeks, many rumors suggested that it was Bergevin who did not want to stay in Montreal. However, it could be Geoff Molson who does not want to keep the services of his general manager, who has not made any public appearance for some time.
Speaking on Tony Marinaro's podcast, François Gagnon did not hide the fact that the chances of seeing Bergevin stay in Montreal are quite slim. The analyst believes that the probability of him signing a new deal with the Habs is 25%.

If the situation materializes and the Habs are looking for a new leader, a prime candidate, according to Gagnon, would be Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion.
Dorion has been the general manager of the Ottawa Senators since 2016 and has done a lot of rebuilding work with the Sens. According to many, this team has the best bank of prospects with extremely talented young players such as Shane Pinto, Tim Stutzle, Josh Norris and Erik Brannstrom.
The 49-year-old has signed a contract extension with the Senators until 2025. It seems that the owner of the Sens has confidence in his GM, unlike Molson.
This is what François Gagnon explained, mentioning that Molson was the first to defend Bergevin during difficult seasons. Indeed, remember when the Habs was out of the playoffs and Geoff Molson reiterated his confidence in Marc Bergevin.
Now, after a great run that ended in the Stanley Cup final, the owner doesn't seem to have the same talk anymore. It will be interesting to see what will happen in this matter, which should last until next June.
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