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Highlights and quotes from Marc Bergevin and Dominique Ducharme’s press conference

The Canadiens new interim head coach makes his first media appearance.

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After making a coaching change early this morning, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin and interim head coach Dominique Ducharme met the media Wednesday afternoon from Winnipeg.

Bergevin spoke to the media first.

Bergevin also said that the shortened season added urgency to his decision. He says the interim tag is to give everyone time, and it will be revisited at the end of the season.

Bergevin also says that Ducharme, despite being the interim head coach, has 100% control of the bench, and 100% of his support.

Bergevin isn’t concerned about the higher spotlight on him and his role after the decision he made today saying he stands behind his decisions 100%.

He also puts responsibility on his players.

Bergevin also said that he went through several options before making his decision, but decided Ducharme was the best choice.

Dominique Ducharme spoke to the media after the general manager. He’s not daunted by the expectations that come with the job.