Earlier today, the Montreal Canadiens announced that Marc Bergevin has been relived of his duties at the General Manager. Also relived of their duties is Assistant General Manager Trevor Timmins as well as Senior VP of Public Affairs Paul Wilson.
The team would go on to announce that the search for a new GM would begin as soon as possible, with one of the biggest items on the list being the ability to reach out to the bi-lingual French and English-speaking fans.
To assure that things continue to move smoothly, Mr. Geoff Molson has brought on Jeff Gorton as the Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations, after receiving permission from the New York Ranges. Gorton, who was the Rangers General Manager, was fired back in May and was holding an analyst position with NHL Network.
Bergevin joined the Canadiens at the 17th General Manager on May 2, 2012. The news of the firing of Marc Bergevin should not come as a surprise since his contract was due to expire unpon the conclusion of the 2021-22 season and was not offered a contract extension, despite the appearance of the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final last summer.
There was a lot of hope that the Montreal Canadiens would replicate the success of last season but with the loss of Carey Price due to personal reasons, while still awaiting his return to game action, Shea Weber to a potential career ending injury, Phillip Danault, and other key figures of last year, the chances of any sustained success were a long shot.
Owner and Team President Geoff Wilson will hold a press conference tomorrow at 11am E.T. from the Canadiens practice facility in Brossard, Quebec.