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11-18-2003, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Vlad The Impaler
It's been a long time and don't trust me completely on this but I believe the Rangers asked about Bergeron when he was still coaching the Nords.

In any event, they had to give up a small compensation for him to become coach. I had never heard of anything like that at the time. I believe Esposito was the Rangers GM. He has always been a "special" guy with out-of-the-ordinary moves.

I don't think the Nords were actively shopping their coach, however. In fact, I doubt such a thing has ever happened and it would spell disaster.
I wondered at the time if the Colorado Avalanche trade of Janne Laukkanen to the Ottawa Senators for the rights of Brad Larsen was the thank you for letting Martin go in the middle of the season.

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