The Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has been at the helm of the Habs for the past eight years. He took over from Pierre Gauthier after a tumultuous season saw the team trade for a rapidly aging Tomas Kaberle on a poor contract, deal Mike Cammalleri away in the middle of a game, hire an English speaking head coach and publicly state he was a placeholder.
That was all off the ice. The on ice product was even worse as they fell far enough to get the third overall pick. They took Alex Galchenyuk with that pick and thought they had acquired a future first line centre (but there will be more on him later.