The Montreal Canadiens general manager spoke to media after a busy few days. Here are the highlights of his press conference.
Bergevin starts by thanking Desharnais, Pateryn and Andrighetto all the best on their new teams. #TSN690— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) March 1, 2017
#Habs Bergevin: Tried to find more scoring, but could not find the right fit for what was available.— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) March 1, 2017
"We felt comfortable moving Sven because of what we believe players like Charles Hudon can do for us down the road." - Marc Bergevin— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 1, 2017
#Habs M.Bergevin says price was too high for a top player. Says teams were asking for top prospects+top picks. "A little bit if both."— Richard Labbé (@Richardlabbe) March 1, 2017
When asked about a 'window of opportunity', Bergevin states firmly: "I don't believe in that."— Dan Robertson (@DRTSN690) March 1, 2017
#Habs Bergevin: 1 reason they were reluctant to call up Hudon was "he was having a lot of highs and a lot of lows"— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) March 1, 2017
Needed more consistency.
#Habs Bergevin wants more from players whose early season offence has dried up. No magic bullet: "Grind it out & score ugly goals."— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) March 1, 2017
"Expect the unexpected." - Marc Bergevin— Ashley (@alour) March 1, 2017
"I had good reports from Kirk Muller. Grit. Sandpaper. He has a lot of intangibles that don't appear on the scoreboard." - Bergevin on Ott— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 1, 2017