Montreal Canadiens: Why Habs Fans Should Like What Marc Bergevin’s Done so Far

July 7th, 2012 by Stefano Mocella Leave a reply »
Marc Bergevin's only held the post of Montreal Canadiens general manager for just over two months and he's been off to a great start.

Sure, he hasn't built a cup contender in two months—the amount of time some Habs fans think it takes to build a winner—but he's planted the seeds for the team to grow.

Bergevin's first order of business was building his management staff. He hired Rick Dudley as his assistant GM, retained Larry Carriere, hired Scott Mellanby as Director of Player Personnel, Patrice Brisebois as Player Development Coach, among others.

The amount of hires makes people wonder if the Canadiens were horribly understaffed or maybe he's the opposite of the George Steinbrunner character in Seinfeld. As George Costanza said, "He fires people like it's a bodily function!" Well, maybe Bergevin hires people like it's a bodily function, who knows.

Also, he wisely retained Trevor Timmins as Director of Scouting. While Timmins has come under a lot of scrutiny for missing out on players like Claude Giroux, Jeff Carter or Ryan Getzlaf in past drafts, his batting average in drafting prospects is great and has gotten better as time ...

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