Morning Free Association: Free Patches to a Good Home

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We interrupt your normally scheduled lack of Bruins moves to update you on a Habenfreude situation happening right now in Canada.

Dateline Montreal: Montreal Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin has informed captain Max Pacioretty that the team will not extend his contract and that they intend to trade him.

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Sure, Patches had an off year last season as did his entire team. Was it his leadership or was it bad management? Probably both. One thing is for sure, it would seem that the real character issues that the team cited as reason to trade PK Subban are still there in the room with that Montreal team. The Islanders were reportedly a destination for Pacioretty at the draft until the deal fell through.

One question I have is this: Is Marc Bergevin trying to get fired?

Yeah, their number one defenseman, for whom they traded their former number one defenseman, one-for-one, is out until December. In case you missed it, Shea Weber underwent a foot procedure earlier in the year and team doctors decided that he should also have an arthroscopic procedure on his knee. Weber’s knee damage was greater than that procedure could fix, requiring a full on knee surgery with a planned return to the NHL before Christmas.

Andrei Markov, who the Canadiens declined to sign last season and who went to the KHL, felt disrespected by Bergevin when contract talks just didn’t happen. Rumor has it that an unhappy Markov expressed interest in returning last season but Bergevin turned him down.

The Canadiens were declined when they asked if they could present to John Tavares when he played King for a Week just prior to free agency. He knows a dumpster fire when he sees one.

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Whether or not Bergevin is looking to be fired, or if Max Pacioretty is bad in the room, he’s not welcome on the Habs anymore.

Au revoir!

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MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Bergevin’s making the Habnots an even bigger dumpster fire?
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Would there be any value added for the Bs to explore acquiring Patches (aside from the schadenfreude of forcing him to play on the same team as the guy who broke his neck)?

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I’ve come up a new theory that Bergevin is actually doing everything he can to get fired but the Molson’s don’t realize it and still think he’s doing a good job for some reason.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

This checks out.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

I’ve been saying for a while that while PK is/was a double-edged sword, given the choice between him & Patchioretty, I’d keep PK. Of course Bergevin screwed the pooch w/PK before that choice had to be made.
It’s not that Patches is an asshole, or a liability on the ice – I don’t think he is – but as a team captain, he’s a limp biscuit. And as a 30 goal scorer, it’s pretty hard to push him out of that role. One would presume that he’s going to bring back significant value in trade.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Go Habs Go!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hi Pals!
Thank you, Marc Bergevin!!!!! Is there anything better than a Habnots dumpster fire? No, I didn’t think so. Doesn’t the announcement lower Patches already discounted value? Okay then.
Nice easy double last night. Rest of our evenings free this week!!! Disc golf and paddle sports!!!! Nice weather, too.!!!!