Dudley expected to join Canadiens as asst. GM
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05-07-2012, 10:37 AM
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No doubt, it does appear that the ownership had a smart game plan in mind: hire a young, rookie GM with connections to the city and who speaks French, and back him up with an experienced assistant that can guide a lot of key personnel decisions behind the scenes and out of the spotlight. As harsh as the media there can be, they'll probably allow Bergevin some margin for error during his "learning on the job".
What will be curious to watch, with Dudley waiting in the wings, is how much slack Bergevin gets for his decisions and whether or not ownership there opts eventually to replace Bergevin with Dudley, despite the latter's English-speaking background.
With the amount of rage and vitrol that was thrown at the organization for having Cunnyworth as the coach, I can't imagine there would be anyone pushing for Dudley to be the full time GM if he can't speak French.
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