Over 11,000 fans graded their teams’ front offices.
– The Athletic (@TheAthletic) August 30, 2023
Among these criteria, the organization’s vision, its work during the free agent period and club trades are rated. What about the Canadiens? Do fans have confidence in management? Where does it rank among the 32 teams on the Bettman circuit?
Last year, Kent Hughes’ management ranked 16th. This year, it ranks 14th.
What’s noticeable is that the partisan base is more confident than the general public. Both groups of people came to the same conclusion in the ” draft and develop” category, but in all the others, the proud partisans are much more optimistic.
I’ll let you take a look at the chart for yourselves.
As can be seen at the bottom of the photo above, fan confidence has increased by 59% compared to last year, which is a pretty good number, considering picks in recent drafts that weren’t necessarily unanimous. Only 8% have less confidence in management than last year.
Some fans didn’t like the selection of Juraj Slafkovsky at No. 1 in the 2022 auction.
A portion of Habs fans are toxic and it’s not new → https://t.co/IkyCcuNloz
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) July 4, 2023
But with Kent Hughes’ trades and personnel moves in general, he deserves his B+ grade, offered by fans who follow the team on a daily basis. He has to build around Marc Bergevin’s bad contracts, and so far, he’s done extremely well.
– Montreal CF loses to New York City FC.
– CF Montréal (@cfmontreal) August 31, 2023
– Tomorrow is a celebration of a legend.
– Dave Stubbs 🇨🇦 (@Dave_Stubbs) August 31, 2023
Catcher Austin Wells is also heading to New York. https://t.co/wO2dm2KVim
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) August 31, 2023
– ESPN (@espn) August 31, 2023
– Part 2 comes at a good time.
A new book for Pierre Gervais and @mathiasbrunet, following the success of Au cœur du vestiaire:
“So many people told me they never read…and they devoured the book!” -Pierre Gervais
– 98,5 Sports (@985Sports) August 31, 2023