It makes me nervous when the general manager of the Montreal Canadiens is thinking the same way as I about his team.
At 4 p.m. on trade deadline day, Marc Bergevin was talking about why he hadn’t made any major moves.
The GM’s goal, when the truncated NHL season began, was making the playoffs.
And although they haven’t clinched a postseason spot, Bergevin’s team will be playing hockey in May.
I view my team as a team that put themselves in a good position to make the playoffs,” Bergevin said.
The GM didn’t say so, but anything else is gravy. He’s playing with house money.
Bergevin talked about building “a good team for years to come” – a plan that made him reluctant to part with young prospects and/or draft choices.
Six hours later, the Canadiens were licking their wounds – figuratively and literally – after a 5-3 spanking in Philadelphia.
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