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Montreal’s trade deadline acquisitions are paying off
- Updated: April 18, 2017
As the Canadiens geared up for another postseason appearance, Montreal Canadiens GM, Marc Bergevin had a simple plan to improve his squad. Adding defensive depth and experienced players to his lineup were unquestionably on his mind.
It’s safe to say that most of his pickups have, without question, payed big dividends to this squad. Bergevin added what was necessary to improve the depth of his team. He added defensive depth in Brandon Davidson, Jordie Benn and Nikita Nesterov, while adding grit, size and experience in players like Steve Ott, Andreas Martinsen and Dwight King.
What I truly find astounding is the assets Bergevin gave up to receive those players. It is seemingly obvious that the Habs GM does a fantastic job at formulating small, depth moves that are helpful additions down the stretch. I wonder how Bergevin convinced Jim Nill, the general manager of Dallas to flip Jordie Benn.
#habs acquires: Jordie Benn, Steve Ott, Brandon Davidson
other teams acquire: Greg Pateryn, 4th & 6th round pick
How did Bergevin do that?
— Playoff Bob! (2/16) (@TheStandardBob) April 17, 2017