Excluding Kent Hughes, the Montreal Canadiens have had 17 General Managers in the history of the franchise. None have ever held another GM position in the NHL after leaving the Canadiens. That’s wild. https://t.co/Gnjrush3zC
– HabsLinks (@HabsLinks) June 3, 2023
It’s a position that comes with enormous responsibilities and a clear mission: to lead his club to one or more conquests of the famous Stanley Cup trophy.
Talk about Marc Bergevin, who we’ve unfortunately seen wither away over the years during his reign in Montreal.
In short, it’s a very important position that comes with an immense amount of pressure.
That’s right, every time one of these 17 general managers was fired or left, their NHL GM career came to an end.
It’s a crazy statistic considering that, in general, the NHL is a small world with a small clique of people who are generally recycled throughout the league.
In short, it’s clear that the CH’s former GMs aren’t exactly unanimous in the NHL.
Why haven’t any of them been rehired elsewhere?
According to Jean-Charles Lajoie, it’s largely due to the fact that GMs in Montreal are under far more pressure than GMs anywhere else.
History and probabilities work against Marc Bergevin 😬 https://t.co/6wEGZz8J7D
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) June 3, 2023
“The Montreal pot overexposes its field hockey men. The CH GM can’t work with the same peace of mind as the Nashville Predators GM. […] When there are reports of grumbling in Montreal about the Canadiens’ GM, it ends up not helping his cause.” – Jean-Charles Lajoie
It’s as if other teams are afraid to trust a GM who’s been “magicked” in Montreal.
This limits the CH’s options when the position becomes available. Some candidates aren’t even considered because they don’t speak French.
Either the other teams don’t want a francophone as GM, or the CH isn’t taking the best GM available by focusing solely on francophones.
So, when this GM becomes available to other NHL teams, he doesn’t stand out among all the other non-French-speaking candidates.
He was first on the list only on the CH’s list, which doesn’t count non-French-speaking options.
In short, it’s a shocking and surprising statistic at first sight, but we shouldn’t forget that it could also be pure chance.
In any case, for the time being, it’s a trend that exists, but one that could very well be broken soon if Marc Bergevin were to be hired as general manager elsewhere in the NHL.
In a gust
– Ideally, he shouldn’t earn more.
Should Cole Caufield be paid more than Nick Suzuki?
– The Raw Knuckles Podcast (@RawKnucklesPod) June 3, 2023
– We’re hoping for a Remparts triumph tomorrow.
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– A file that remains to be followed.
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– A great story.
“We’re here. We exist.”
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– Mikaël Filion (@MikaelFilionRDS) June 3, 2023
– A must-read for those interested.