Rumor: Montreal Canadiens To Fire Marc Bergevin


There has been an unprecedented amount of NHL personnel firings this season. From recent dismissals like Predators' head coach Peter Laviolette and New Jersey Devils' GM Ray Shero, it seems that nearly everyone is on the hot seat. GM Marc Bergevin has been given the benefit of the doubt in the past, but it seems the ownership group have finally lost their confidence in him.

Bergevin has survived the once unpopular transaction which sent fan favourite PK Subban to the Nashville Predators. He has also survived the controversial trade of their former captain, Max Pacioretty, but it seems that he will not survive the rest of the season as the Canadiens continue to slip in the standings.

He is currently in his eighth season as the teams' GM, but this will be their 3rd consecutive year missing the playoffs, and the 4th time missing in the last 5 seasons. Moreover, the Canadiens have only made it passed the first round on two occasions since Bergevin's tenure began in 2012.

There have been several players who have arrived and departed from the Canadiens and their coach, Claude Julien has yet to make a playoff birth with this team. It was reported earlier this week that Julien was on the way out, but it now seems that Bergevin will be the first firing to be announced, followed by the inevitable departure of Julien. Coaches and players can only take so much blame before the GM is the only one left in the spotlight.


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