Highlights from the Marc Bergevin and Tomas Plekanec press conference

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

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.

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