Rumor: Friedman: “Habs management has been told to rebuild and stock up on picks and prospects.”

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  1. Habsfan18

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    Apparently heard on a podcast from today.

    If true, this is obviously the way we need to go. So THAT is good news. The fact that it’s Marc Bergevin and the country club calling the shots..well, that’s incredibly frightening for this Habs fan..

    If we’re TRULY rebuilding, we need to start by rebuilding the management personnel first..
     
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    If there is any truth to this, it is good news.
     
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    I don’t disagree with you but we sorta started with the coaches behind the bench and Laval. It’s not front office staff but it’s a start.

    Anyhow, I’ll believe we are rebuilding once some veterans start being shopped.
     
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    As much as Bergevin scares us all, when you think about it he hasn't done a rebuild. All he's done is build on the fly and patch work to take a run at the playoffs.

    Maybe rebuilding a team is his forte? I mean, who knows?
     
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    Dunno what to think about it. Vegas came to the league this year and went straight to the finals.
     
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    What do you think happend this off season with Bouchard and Ducharme and all the other firings?

    MB is still around but those country club guys are all gone pretty much.
     
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    L4br3cqu3 U mad ?

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    Damn, finally someone in that organization seeing the light ?
     
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    I don't believe this. But I certainly hope I'm wrong.

    If this is true, some players should be on their way out, right? Like Weber, at least, right? I mean if you are heading this way, you have to sell your most valuable vets, right?
     
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    Very true but Montreal doesnt get to pick from everyone's roster without giving up assets
     
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    Also from his 31 thoughts podcast:

     
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    I think if it's a smokescreen it's that he has a hardon for Svechnikov and is hoping someone leaps in front of him for Kotkaniemi
     
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    Coaching yes, but as for management personnel they’re all pretty much still here. Larry freakin Carriere still has a job for crying out loud. Mellanby, Lapointe, Churla etc..Pretty much the same country club with only Dudley gone.
     
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    hope for something other than his continued incompetence at trying to build a winning team/culture is all we have to go on.
     
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    I guess the window is closed temporarily...
     
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    I thought Larry was gone no or at least "promoted" out of his duties?
     
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    we are doomed.....

    a rebuild after 7 years of a rebuild ....


    sell your season tickets now...while ya got a chance....lol
     
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    smokescreen by who?

    I haven't heard anyone from the Habs organization that said anything about Kotkaniemi
     
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    so how much cap space will Habs have open this year 20 million???lol
     
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    It closed in 2016. I'm optimistic that ownership may understand that, even if their continued support of Bergevin is...strange.
     
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    if there going to rebuild this management team should not get a second chance going on 7 years later....the house should be cleaned out .....
     
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    Great news, but hardly shocking. It was pretty obvious. This team has been chasing the 8th spots for way too long.
     
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    I could absolutely see them taking Dobson at three. Not even sure I'd be upset either.
     
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    are you trusting this rebuild to the guys who destroyed the foundation they inherited...what gives you any hope?..to me it's BAD NEWS.....now if it was new management who knows what a winner IS..and has built one ..ok that be great news.....
     
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    Hopefully they start rebuilding by stockpiling picks and prospects, don't improve at all next season, and then fire Bergevin. That would be ideal.

    Still good news that they have decided to actually do a rebuild.
     
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