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03-18-2013, 08:42 AM
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One of Marc's real strengths is his sense of humour. People like this guy because by all accounts he's very funny. How does that help the team? Enormously, actually. In hockey as in life, you much prefer dealing with likeable people. You'll give the cool guy the contract over the stuffy guy because you like his company better. Marc Bergevin is the cool guy that everyone likes and wants to hang with. That is an absolutely huge advantage over the Pierre Gauthiers of the world when it comes to horse-trading with fellow GMs or contract-haggling with players.

Hockey, like business, like your old high-school, is about hanging with the popular crowd. We're much more likely to land a better deal and better players because Bergevin's well-liked.

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