Bergevin won’t make a trade simply to make a trade
Eric Engels of Sportsnet: Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin on doing what is finest for their group, no matter his agreement scenario.
“Obviously, it’s winning hockey video games and playing as a group. If I make one relocate to make one modification, unless everybody else selects it up, it’s not going to make a distinction. It’s popular that simply making trades to make trades—particularly with our scenario with the cap—it simply makes no sense to make a lateral relocation simply to make a lateral relocation. If you’d like to make a relocation, it’s to make a relocation to make your group much better. Just making a relocation to make a relocation, I’m never ever going to do that simply to state I made a trade and here we go.
(The gamers) need to get their video games. They need to play much better. That’s on them.”
Bergevin when asked if it’s going to be his in 2015 with the Canadiens,
“I don’t know. It’s my last year of my contract, but I don’t know what’s going to happen in the near future.”
Does Bergevin’s scenario effect the Canadiens gamers?
Stu Cowen of the Montreal Gazette: Montreal Canadiens coach Dominique Ducharme on if the unpredictability of GM Marc Bergevin’s scenario is having an influence on the gamers.
“Not at all. He’s always here. He’s doing the same thing that he was doing last year, two years ago, three years ago. We step on the ice, we have things to work on, prepare for the next game. I never hear about Marc’s situation among the players or in the locker room and so on. So no.”
Canadiens forward Josh Anderson when asked if Bergevin’s scenario plays a part of their on-ice issues.
“Well, everybody’s thinking about it, obviously. When you’re in this situation there could be some bad things, there could be some movements come along. I don’t know? But it’s our job as players. He prepared this team as best he could and it’s our job to go out there and execute it. We’re not doing that for him right now. So it’s on us as players, it’s not on management. He built a team that he thinks can win and we believed in that, but we’re not doing it. We’re not helping anybody out right now.”