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09-17-2012, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Drydenwasthebest View Post
I like most of what he has done so far. I did NOT like the fact that we have Daigneault instead of Larry Robinson as our coach on defence. Bergevin seemed to go francophone over all other possibilities. That might not be a bad move, but Robinson should have at least been contacted. I am also worried about Subban not being signed, yet. So, while I agree that it is too early to rate Bergevin fairly, so far I would give him a B+. Signing P.K. Moves him to an "A".

Keep in mind the draft picks were due to Timmins more than Bergevin, so it is hard to credit Bergevin fully for the picks.
It has nothing with being francophone they hired JJ over Larry, I think when you've been a big star in Montreal, people view you differently and it may cause problems. There's a reason why Patrick Roy was never considered as coach. It's better to come in under radar and surprise people than come in with all the fanfares.

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