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Former Montreal Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin
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Former Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin Facing Serious Accusations

Published February 16, 2024 at 8:53 PM
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Allegations Surrounding Ex-Canadiens Executive's Conduct Toward NHL Legends

The competitive nature of the National Hockey League (NHL) often highlights individuals who draw the ire or admiration of fans. Interestingly, it's not just players on the ice or officials who find themselves at the center of controversy.

Executives, too, can become focal points of fan sentiment. Recent developments have brought to light serious allegations against a former executive of the Montreal Canadiens, casting a shadow over his interactions with revered players of the past.

Accusations Against Marc Bergevin Arise




Marc Bergevin, the former General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens, finds himself embroiled in controversy following claims aired on a popular sports radio show, BPM Sports.

Gilbert Delorme, a co-host and ex-player for the Canadiens, shared during a Friday morning segment that Bergevin exhibited hostility towards visits by iconic Canadiens players to the team's locker room.

"Delorme's statement highlighted Bergevin's displeasure with NHL legends Beliveau and Lafleur accessing player areas during games, a stance that went largely unchallenged by the organization, a fact Delorme finds regrettable."


Further Allegations of Disrespect by Bergevin



The situation appears even graver with allegations that Bergevin showed disrespect towards deceased hockey greats Jean Béliveau and Guy Lafleur.

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Claims suggest Bergevin went as far as to instruct security personnel to restrict Béliveau's access to certain areas within the Bell Centre, supposedly to prevent player distractions.

"Accusations detail Bergevin's orders to prevent Jean Béliveau from accessing certain corridors, an act criticized as petty and demeaning by observers."

Since his departure from the Canadiens in 2021, Bergevin has taken a role as a senior advisor with the Los Angeles Kings. The fallout from these allegations poses significant challenges to his reputation and future within the NHL.


The hockey community awaits further developments as it reflects on the impact of these serious claims on the legacy of a former executive and the broader culture of respect within the sport.

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