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Sports Geoff Molson: Canadiens have foundation to be 'good for many years'

05:10  28 october  2020
05:10  28 october  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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The Canadiens have already begun planning for that future on the corporate side. When Molson appointed Bergevin as his GM seven years ago, the face of Another area the Canadiens will seek to improve is the in-game presentation. The club used to be an industry leader, partly because it had to

Geoff Molson , the Canadiens ’ co-owner and Chief Executive Officer, promised major changes in a letter to The Bell Centre has long been considered one of the best venues in the league, but But what’s most important for Canadiens fans is the fact that Molson and Bergevin appear to be willing

The Montreal Canadiens finished the 2019-20 season on a high note, and owner Geoff Molson believes the pieces are there to be competitive for the foreseeable future.

Geoff Molson, Marc Bergevin are posing for a picture © Bruce Bennett / Getty Images Sport / Getty

"We've got the foundation now for a team that can be good for many years," Molson told Sportsnet's Eric Engels.

The Canadiens have bounced between being a possible contender and a lottery team for the better part of the last decade. Since 2010, Montreal has advanced to the conference finals twice and earned a top-10 draft pick three times.

Montreal showed a glimpse of its potential during the postseason, bouncing the Pittsburgh Penguins in the qualifying round and taking the Philadelphia Flyers to six games in Round 1.

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Geoff Molson answers your questions about a cross-sport fundraiser, Canadiens fandom, and more in this episode of Like a Boss. You own what are probably two of the most prestigious companies here in Montreal, and I'm blessed to be a fan of both. Name me three regrets you have as a Habs owner

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While the Canadiens already boasted a healthy mix of veterans and youngsters, Molson is pleased with general manager Marc Bergevin's moves this offseason to address the team's needs.

"Marc filled every hole that he said he was going to fill, so I think that's really exciting," Molson said. "I'm really excited about this year coming up."

He added, "We have a team that should make the playoffs, I can tell you that. And I think the team and the organization and the fans would be extremely disappointed if we didn't. I think we've gotten to the point where we can. So, with that in mind, it would be disappointing if we didn't."

Bergevin has been the league's busiest executive this offseason. He traded for and subsequently signed forward Josh Anderson to a long-term deal, inked one of the top free agents in Tyler Toffoli, and handed out extensions to key players like Brendan Gallagher and Jeff Petry.

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Canadiens' prospects scrambling to find a place to play .
Gianni Fairbrother had to play hockey. And that’s why the defenceman, a three-year veteran of the WHL with the Everett Silvertips, took a step back in his development this week and joined the Nanaimo Clippers, a Junior A team in the BCHL. Fairbrother, who was selected by the Canadiens in the third round (No. 77 overall) in 2019, missed half of last season after suffering an injury in January. With the WHL not scheduled to begin play until January, he was looking at a full year away from the game. His decision to play in the BCHL, a league known primarily for preparing players for U.S. colleges, is also important to the Canadiens.

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