According to @LCH_LNH on Twitter back on September 5th, Canadiens’ General Manager Marc Bergevin will be extended for three years in the first week of the season. While we usually write and follow more well known and reputable NHL Insiders with our rumours, it is important to note that this is the guy who had first come up with the information that the Canadiens would not match the offer sheet to Jesperi Kotkaniemi, and added that they would trade for Christian Dvorak.
With Doug Armstrong (St. Louis) and Julien Brisebois (Tampa Bay) recently extended for five years, it would be surprising if Canadiens’ President Geoff Molson didn’t want to extend his own GM. There have been some unfounded rumours circulating to the effect that Bergevin, a very hard working individual, might be exhausted and may want to take a step back.
Bergevin had finished second in voting for the Jim Gregory Award as the top GM in the league this past season as Lou Lamoriello won the award for the second straight season. It marked the third time Bergevin has been a finalist for the Jim Gregory Award since taking over as GM of the Canadiens in 2012, most amongst GMs during that time span. His team has made the playoffs six times in those nine seasons, reaching the Stanley Cup Finals last season.