Montreal Canadiens Fire Marc Bergevin

The Montreal Canadiens confirmed they have indeed made massive changes to their front office as the team announced the firing of general manager Marc Bergevin among others.

Along with letting Bergevin go, who had just this season left on his contract, the Canadiens also fired assistant GM Trevor Timmins, and senior vice president of public affairs and communications Paul Wilson.

The team then turned around and confirmed the rumors we shared earlier in the day that they were bringing Jeff Gorton on board as executive vice president of hockey operations. The team now begins their search for a general manager and will only be hiring someone who speaks French according to Chris Johnston of TSN.

Canadiens owner and President Geoff Molson had this to say about the moves:

On behalf of myself and the organization, I wish to thank Marc Bergevin, Trevor Timmins, and Paul Wilson for their passion and engagement towards our Club over the last years. Their relentless work allowed our fans to experience many memorable moments, including last summer's playoff run that culminated with the Stanley Cup Final. We wish them all the success they deserve in the pursuit of their careers. I think, however, that the time has come for a leadership change within our hockey operations department that will bring a new vision and should allow our fans and partners to continue cheering for a championship team.

The search begins for the Canadiens and look for Bergevin to find a new job very soon.

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