So Marc Bergevin has been appointed the Canadiens new General Manager.
Well slap my ass and call me Susan.
This happened over a month ago, and let me tell you, I was very pleased with the selection. Probably because Pierre McGuire was reportedly the next closest candidate. If the habs had hired that bald, monster-obsessed, walking-hockey-database moron to run the greatest franchise in hockey, I would have traded my Canadiens jersey for an LA Sparks sleeveless. (Yes, that's a WNBA team, and yes, I would have doubled their fanbase.) But, I digress.... Bergevin has received glowing reviews from past-teamates, coaches, and other hockey figures. As well, he's fresh off being the assistant GM for a team that won the cup just 3 years ago, is charismatic, and by all accounts appears to have a strong hockey brain.
SO WHY THE HELL DID HE HIRE MICHEL "WELCOME BACK!" THERRIEN TO COACH?
It didn't work out last time, why would it now?
Sigh.... I hope this season doesn't cause me to consistently turn the TV off after 2 periods again.
From Alberta with pessimism...