In just over six weeks Marc Bergevin has filled eight administrative positions while juggling the issues surrounding a total of more than a dozen free agents. For the most part, he gets a passing grade for sticking to a management game plan.
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We knew almost from the day that Marc Bergevin was hired as Canadiens general manager that Martin Lapointe would be joining him. There were rumours it might be an assistant coaching position but now it’s being reported he’ll be part of what is becoming a bloated team executive.
There seem to be only three candidates for the Canadiens head coaching job. One of them is Marc Crawford a fifteen year NHL coaching veterans with a Stanley Cup and Coach of the Year award in his background but a string of failures on his resume in Vancouver, Los Angeles and Dallas.
Montreal Canadiens executive vice president and general manager, Marc Bergevin, announced today the appointment of Rick Dudley to the position of assistant general manager. The Canadiens also announced a contract extension for Larry Carrière to remain assistant general manager.
The Canadiens have hired Bobby Kinsella to fill a new organizational role as midwest scout. Last season Kinsella was director of scouting and assistant coach of the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. His main responsibility will be scouting the USHL with additional attention to the NCAA and other amateur programmes.
The Canadiens front office can be faulted for any number of blunders but, outside of making defenseman David Fischer an ill-advised first round draft pick in 2006, it’s hard to lay blame at the feet of Canadiens director of player procurement Trevor Timmins and his staff. Once again, Timmins will be front and centre at this year’s NHL entry draft.
The day the Canadiens announced the hiring of Marc Bergevin, the rumour started that Rick Dudley would be right behind him as assistant general manager.
Montreal Canadiens Owner, President and CEO, Geoff Molson, announced today the appointment of Marc Bergevin as Executive Vice President and General Manager.Marc Bergevin becomes the 17th General Manager in Canadiens history. Bergevin, 46, spent the last seven seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks organization, including the past season (2011-12) as assistant general manager under Stan Bowman.
Minnesota Wild director of player personnel Blair Mackasey has been added to the list of general manager candidates to be interviewed by headhunter Serge Savard. Mackasey has spent six years with the Wild. Prior to that he was with Hockey Canada and the Phoenix Coyotes.
The Canadiens will want to have a replacement for fired general manager Pierre Gauthier by late May when serious organizational meetings take place to plot the direction the franchise wants to take through the NHL’s entry draft and the opening of the free agency process July first. Here is a scouting report on the eleven most prominent of the candidates for the job.