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Highlights from the Marc Bergevin and Tomas Plekanec press conference

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Highlights from the press conference following the announcement that the Canadiens and Tomas Plekanec have agreed to the termination of the Czech centre’s contract

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Tomas Plekanec and Marc Bergevin fielded questions from the press this morning concerning the end of Plekanec career in Montreal and the NHL.

Plekanec wanted to retire a Canadien, but the development of multiple young centres, Kotkaniemi, Domi and Danault, have forced him to do so earlier than anticipated:

Future plans for the Czech centre seem to include returning home.

It is tough even for Plekanec to pick out a specific memory from his time in “la Sainte-Flanelle”:

This quote reminds me of something Gerard Houllier said when leaving Liverpool FC in 2004. “I arrived here six years ago as a Liverpool supporter and I leave as an even bigger supporter.” For Plekanec it would be part of 15 seasons with Montreal though.