Marc Bergevin was quiet on the first day of free agency, having done his work in the days leading up to it. He had signed recently acquired free agents Joel Edmundson and Josh Anderson, to four- and seven-year contracts respectively.
His lone move so far on Friday was to sign Victor Mete to a one-year contract extension, locking up one of the three remaining RFAs on his docket. This is what he said about his work around the free-agency period.
On whether he’s done with free agency
“We never end our days. With technology today, we’re always working.”
“I feel really good about our team and if I can make it better, I will.” Marc Bergevin. Mentioned he would keep some cushion under the cap in case of injury and to keep option to add open as the season goes on. Was talking about $1.5M in terms of cushion.— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) October 9, 2020
On Taylor Hall
“I can’t say much, but it’s something we looked at closely.”
On reports of an offer for Wayne Simmonds
Marc Bergevin confirms Habs offered Wayne Simmonds more money, but he chose to go home to Toronto.— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) October 9, 2020
On Josh Anderson
« Des joueurs comme Josh Anderson, il y en a moins de cinq dans la LNH. »— Raphaël Doucet (@raphdoucet) October 9, 2020
- Marc Bergevin