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Quotes and highlights from Marc Bergevin’s free-agency press conference

The Canadiens’ general manager spoke to media after his work on July 1.

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Marc Bergevin wasn’t able to land any of the top unrestricted free agents as free agency opened up, seeing Matt Duchene, Artemi Panarin, and others signing in other cities. Instead he decided to target restricted free agent Sebastian Aho with an offer sheet.

On Andrew Shaw and Nicolas Deslauriers’s departure

On Sebastian Aho

On the offer sheet itself

On potentially upsetting the other NHL GMs with the move

On other plans for free agency