Marc Bergevin is optimistic that the next season will begin as planned in January, despite all the uncertainty currently reigning across North America due to the spread of COVID-19.
This is also the wish of both parties. “Geoff Molson hopes the season starts again as soon as possible, and so does the Players Association. We are waiting for an agreement between the NHL and the NHLPA. I am still positive for a start to the season at the beginning of January. As long as no one tells me otherwise, that’s my forecast for the coming season, ”said the general manager of the Montreal Canadiens in an interview on the show. JIC, Thursday. See in the video above.
Due to the border restrictions still in place, everything indicates that the seven Canadian teams will form a separate section. Bergevin hopes that Montreal will host games from this eventual division.
“It would be interesting for us, since the players would be in a familiar environment. But from what I hear in the league, it wouldn’t be one bubble city, but several. Montreal could be one of them. It would be good for us. It will depend on government rules. We’ll see if we can have supporters or not. ”
Better than the Atlantic?
And the caliber there would be very high, according to him.
“I’m ready to say that the Canadian division is going to be a little more difficult than the Atlantic,” said Bergevin.
“It’s going to be a whole different world. Against the Western teams, these are never easy games. Just having Canadian clubs will increase the intensity by a notch. I think the fans will take a closer look. “
In addition, since it is Quebec prostate cancer awareness day, he spoke about his involvement in the cause with the charity PROCURE.
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