Maintaining its philosophy

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Marc Bergevin and Claude Julien have already unveiled their strategy to the approach of the 25th of February, trade deadline in the NHL.

The Canadian will sacrifice not his future by giving big choices at the draft or fine hope. Bergevin has several cards interesting in his play with the Nick Suzuki, Ryan Poehling, Alexander Romanov, Josh Brook, Jesse Ylonen and Cayden Primeau.

To acquire a striker renowned or a defender that could play in the top 4, the teams vendors will require one of the hopes of the first plan of the CH.

Bergevin has already said clearly that this option is no interest.

Historically, the gm of the Habs has never exchanged his choice of first round. He has never exchanged a jewel of the organization for a short-term solution. In his first six seasons in the headquarters of DG, it has acquired only once a big name at the trade deadline. It was Thomas Vanek in march 2014. Out of Long Island, he had given the moon to Garth Snow in disposing of an old choice of the second round in Sebastian of what we mean. The latter was ultimately never played in the NHL.

It is in the skin of the seller or the buyer, Bergevin has concluded pacts at this time of the year. Most importantly, it has made trade in minors in order to add depth to his team. He has entered into his most serious transactions (P. K. Subban, Max Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk) during the summer season.

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In the last few days, the HP showed its colors. Bergevin has complied with its own doctrine by opening the door of his locker room to support players like Dale Weise, Nate Thompson and Christian Folin.

He has not done anything spectacular, but he has not had to give his shirt to get a bit of reinforcement.

Bergevin active, but careful

The DG was in the habit of trading to the approach of the deadline trade

His best moves

February 26, 2018 | Transaction with the Wild in Minnesota

A choice of 5th round in 2019 against Mike Reilly

A good shot of Bergevin. Reilly took advantage of his fresh start in Montreal to establish itself as a defender of regular.

February 25, 2018 | Transaction with the Toronto Maple Leafs

Tomas Plekanec and Kyle Baun against Rinat Valiev, Kerby Rychel and a choice of the 2nd round in 2018 (Jacob Olofsson)

The choice of 2nd round was the key in this transaction. In Olofsson, the Habs drafted a young Swedish centre quite promising. It was, however, disappointed at the World junior with Sweden.

February 26, 2016 | Transaction with the Chicago black hawks

Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann against Phillip Danault and a pick of 2nd round in 2018 (Alexander Romanov)

A stroke of genius Bergevin. Danault has become a very good centre in Montreal and Romanov is now one of the most beautiful hopes of the blue line.

March 2, 2015 | Transaction with the Edmonton Oilers

A choice of 2nd round in 2015 and a choice of a 4th round in 2015 against Jeff Petry

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The Oilers have drafted a good defender Caleb Jones in the 4th round, but He proved to be a superb acquisition for the CH.

March 5, 2014 | Transaction with the New York Islanders

Sebastian what we mean, and a choice of the 2nd round in 2014 for Thomas Vanek and a choice of 5th round in 2014.

Vanek will not have played for a few months in Montreal. At this time, it was still a very good scorer, a winger sought after on the market. Bergevin had not had to sacrifice a ton of hopes to get it. The bet was worth it even if the Austrian was disappointed at the long journey of the team in the playoffs.

His worst shots

1 march 2017 | Transaction with the Detroit Red Wings

Choice of 6th round in 2018 against Steve Ott

Ott had character, but it was made at the end of the roll.

1 march 2017 | Transaction with the Los Angeles Kings

Choice of a 4th round in 2018 against Dwight King

“It is inflated “. Claude Julien had launched this famous phrase to describe this transaction. He also told King that he knew when to change on the ice, great quality !

1 march 2017 | Transaction with the Colorado Avalanche

Sven Andrighetto against Andreas Martinsen

Martinsen came in the mindset to add weight to the team. But he has never had an impact in Montreal.

2 April 2013 | Transaction with the Los Angeles Kings

A choice of 5th round in 2015 against Davis Drewiske

Drewiske has played only nine games with the Canadian.

He has spent more time in Hamilton than in Montreal.