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Bergevin new Habs GM

Reports out of Chicago this morning have Marc Bergevin being named the new General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens, after he and Pierre McGuire apparently received final interviews this week. Bergevin, after seven years with the Blackhawks, would be joining the Canadiens for the first time in what has been a long NHL career, both as a player and an executive. Who might Bergevin name as his head coach? Many will note that his last NHL coach was Marc Crawford, a bilingual Stanley Cup winner who has been mentioned more than once as a potential candidate to take over the Habs.

Bergevin New Habs GM (Yahoo Sports)

And this, from Bob McKenzie on Twitter:

Bob McKenzie ‏ @TSNBobMcKenzie
As per reports out of CHI/MTL, Marc Bergevin is new MTL GM. Pierre McGuire was informed by Geoff Molson this a.m. he was runnerup.

Are you happy with Bergevin? He was my second choice, but better him than the old guard that always seems to assume these sorts of situations and bungle them mightily.

Welcome to Montreal Marc Bergevin…as long as the reports out of Chicago are true.

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detroitredwings's avatar

Can he possibly name Pierre his first lieutenant to yank him from between the benches?

Posted by detroitredwings on 05/02/12 at 09:34 AM ET

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