Bergevin received’t make a commerce simply to make a commerce
“Clearly, it’s successful hockey video games and enjoying as a group. If I make one transfer to make one change, until everybody else picks it up, it’s not going to make a distinction. It’s well-known that simply making trades to make trades—particularly with our scenario with the cap—it simply is unnecessary to make a lateral transfer simply to make a lateral transfer. In case you’d wish to make a transfer, it’s to make a transfer to make your group higher. Simply making a transfer to make a transfer, I’m by no means going to do this simply to say I made a commerce and right here we go.
(The gamers) have to select up their video games. They should play higher. That’s on them.”
Bergevin when requested if it’s going to be his final 12 months with the Canadiens,
“I don’t know. It’s my final 12 months of my contract, however I don’t know what’s going to occur within the close to future.”
Does Bergevin’s scenario influence the Canadiens gamers?
Stu Cowen of the Montreal Gazette: Montreal Canadiens coach Dominique Ducharme on if the uncertainty of GM Marc Bergevin’s scenario is having an influence on the gamers.
“In no way. He’s all the time right here. He’s doing the identical factor that he was doing final 12 months, two years in the past, three years in the past. We step on the ice, now we have issues to work on, put together for the subsequent recreation. I by no means hear about Marc’s scenario among the many gamers or within the locker room and so forth. So no.”
Canadiens ahead Josh Anderson when requested if Bergevin’s scenario performs part of their on-ice issues.
“Properly, everyone’s serious about it, clearly. Once you’re on this scenario there could possibly be some unhealthy issues, there could possibly be some actions come alongside. I don’t know? Nevertheless it’s our job as gamers. He ready this group as greatest he may and it’s our job to go on the market and execute it. We’re not doing that for him proper now. So it’s on us as gamers, it’s not on administration. He constructed a group that he thinks can win and we believed in that, however we’re not doing it. We’re not serving to anyone out proper now.”