Bergevin knows how to build a team haha. Acquiring 3rd/4th liners, goons, d-man that suck (for someone who prides themselves on D), dumpster discount garbage. Drafting has been totally pathetic. One good young player they had was dealt away for Drouin, who has been a total bust. Bergevin was touting Drouin as mega superstar. Just think Habs could had Top 3 d pairing of Weber, Markov, Sergachev. He hasn't made a big trade except for PK/Weber and that was only because Preds approached him. 6+ yrs he's had to address the scoring woes but has failed to do instead offering up all sorts of excuses "It's all on me" "it's so hard to make a big trade" (this is laughable considering other teams are able to do it. If it's so hard then he shouldn't be GM), "we have everything we need in locker room", "we didn't win the division by accident. These things take time" - Really? 6+ yrs isn't enough time. Last but not least hiding before a plant.
Look at his failed signings:
Price - No goalie no matter how good they are isn't worth $10.5M per. Trade him and use the $$ elsewhere such as addressing scoring and D. Think back to that contract Vancouver gave Luongo. Even Luongo admitted himself contact he signed "sucked". Price is injury prone altho I don't believe he was injured again this time. Something more is going on. It's been kept real quiet. I'll believe independent reporter before believe any of these so-called reporters from mainstream media who are bought, owned and paid for. Bergevin has created 3 ring circus. Habs are laughing stock of NHL. How Molson has allowed this continue on for 6+ yrs is amazing.
Not re-signing Radulov was epic failure considering scoring woes.
Bringing back Therrien was another failure. He didn't work 1st time here and he failed with Pens despite having stacked roster. What is it with Habs and bringing back retreads (GM's, Coaches, Players) who didn't work 1st time. Bergevin is so arrogant for someone who hasn't won a thing in NHL.
Larry Robinson wanted to return to Habs but Bergevin had no interest or class instead hiring his pal JJ Daigneault along with all his other friends.