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Canadiens remove GM Marc Bergevin, two others in front office

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2021-11-28

Canadiens owner Geoff Molson announced Sunday afternoon sweeping changes in the front office with general manager Marc Bergevin, assistant general manager Trevor Timmins and Paul Wilson, senior vice-president, public affairs and communications, have been relieved of their duties effective immediately. Read More

Marc Bergevin’s future in the Canadiens organization is no longer up to him

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2021-11-28

Photo by Shafique Bakush/NHLI via Getty ImagesThe circumstances surrounding Scott Mellanby’s departure unveiled Bergevin’s fate. Since the end of the Stanley Cup final, and even before it, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has dismissed concerns about his contract status. He has said that he intended to honour the final year of his contract several times, often using those exact words. One thing has become abundantly clear over the last day: he probably won’t, and it’s no longer his call. The exact details surrounding now-former Canadiens assistant general manager Scott Mellanby’s departure are

20 Fantasy Thoughts: Time to go bargain shopping on Jets

Source: Sportsnet.ca
Date: 2021-11-28

The Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks are bringing new meaning to the slogan “Pain for Shane.” Hands up if you handicapped those two specific Canadian squads as perennial threats to land the No. 1 pick; I know I didn’t. It’s still relatively early but both teams, who many pegged to be in the playoff conversation this season, are off to dreadful starts. As we get set to wave goodbye to November and hello to December, it’s never too early to start quantifying next summer’s NHL draft lottery. Of course, Kingston Frontenacs phenom Shane Wright is the prized possession. The 17-year-old forward is off to a solid start with nine goals and 22 points in 18 Ontario Hockey League games. 1. It’s time to go bargain shopping on another Canadian team that’s been struggling after a hot start, the Winnipeg Jets. Nikolaj Ehlers, Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler and Connor Hellebuyck can all be had for less than market value right now.

NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Kings, Senators, Flames, Canucks

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2021-11-28

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Montreal Canadiens will be making some organizational changes after learning that Scott Mellanby has resigned from his position as Assistant GM. Meanwhile, there’s a…

Jake Allen: The noble goalie

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2021-11-28

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsSometimes goaltenders put everything together for an exceptional performance. Last night was one of those times for Allen. “There is no position in sport as noble as goaltending.” When Vladislav Tretiak said that, he knew very well that every win is the goal-scorer’s and every loss is the goaltender’s. It's a mostly thankless job. It's a position that had been judged for years using goals-against average with no context to the goals. Even with today's advanced analytics, it's hard to accommodate fully for the context of shots. So what about the old-school eye test? Sometimes when a goalie looks like they had no chance, it's because they made mistakes l

Another loss ends a frustrating weekend for the Rocket

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2021-11-28

Club de Hockey CanadienThree empty-net goals skew the score, but it was another tough loss for Laval on Saturday. The Laval Rocket were coming off a stinging loss to the Belleville Senators on Friday night. They dropped a tough game, but did so without Jesse Ylönen, who missed the game due to a non-COVID illness. The young Finn was back in action for the Rocket on Saturday. Michael McNiven got the start for Laval. Terrance Amorosa drew in on defence, while the rest of the lineup remained the same as the previous night. Unfortunately for the Rocket, the game got off on the wrong foot as the Senators’ top line found the back of the net just over a minute into the game. Pontus Aberg fed a pass to Andrew Agozzino in the slot,

About Last Night: Habs win 6-3 with front office in flux

Source: Montreal Gazette
Date: 2021-11-28

It was a busy night both on and off the ice for the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. Read More

Recap: Open-net fiesta

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2021-11-28

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty ImagesJake Allen saved 47 attempts while we — for better or worse — got to witness an offensive explosion at both ends during the final minutes. On the second night of their back-to-back weekend adventure, the Montreal Canadiens travelled to the glorious metropolis that is Pittsburgh to face the city’s pride and joy; the Penguins. The team with the Southern hemisphere flappy bird on their crest were sitting in the second of two wild-card spots in the Eastern Conference while the Canadiens were.... Well, not as close to a playoff berth. With Chris Wideman out of the lineup due to an upper-body injury, head coach Dominique Ducharme

BSM23: The winds of change

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2021-11-28

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsJake Allen stole the show for the Montreal Canadiens on a night were interesting news also came out about the front office. We are witnessing the worst start to a season in the history of the Montreal Canadiens. It is still hard to believe that sentence is true just months after the team was in the Stanley Cup Finals, but it is. To make matters worse, the Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t present a great opportunity to improve anything on Saturday night. Welcome to your Bottom Six Minutes, in which I’ll discuss the Habs surprising ever

Links: Front-office changes are imminent

Source: Eyes On The Prize
Date: 2021-11-28

Photo by Vitor Munhoz/NHLI via Getty ImagesIn today’s links, Montreal seems poised to move on from Marc Bergevin, some things that went wrong in his tenure, Claude Julien will coach Team Canada, and Brendan Lemieux takes a chunk out of Brady Tkachuk. Montreal Canadiens news and notes If you missed the news that broke just as the game began last night, Scott Mellanby has resigned from the position of assistant general manager. [EOTP] A bit before that news, Elliotte Friedman announced t

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