Reporter Implies Surprising Off-season Move for Patrice Bergeron

Published May 3, 2023 at 11:54

Just like last summer, Patrice Bergeron's future with the Bruins remains uncertain, and once more, he's connected to the Canadiens—but with a twist.

Is Bergeron Heading 'Home'?

Born in L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, Bergeron grew up as a Nordiques fan, but his name has consistently been associated with Montreal.

Yvon Pedneault, a French journalist from Le Journal de Montreal, is the latest to make this connection, putting forth a fascinating idea about the Canadiens and the Bruins' captain.

According to Pedneault (translated from French):

"Last year, Geoff Molson and his group did not hesitate to approach Vincent Lecavalier. Shouldn't they include the name of Patrice Bergeron in their plan for the future?''

''We will say that he is a full member of the Boston Bruins, we all agree. On the other hand, when you end an athletic career, sometimes your priorities change, especially if you are offered a challenge corresponding to projects that you would like to carry out in a completely new role.''

- Yvon Pedneault

Bergeron has yet to decide on his future, and fans may have to wait until August, just like last year, for an answer. However, it seems like Boston's core group—including David Krejci and Brad Marchand—still has unfinished business after their recent playoff run.

The 37-year-old was recently nominated as a finalist for the Selke Trophy for an unprecedented 12th year in a row. In his 19th NHL season, Bergeron scored 27 goals and had 31 assists, with a +35 rating in 78 games.

Should he choose to retire, Pedneault also made a valid point that Bergeron would be an excellent addition to any team's front office.

However, despite his Quebec roots, it's hard to imagine Bergeron leaving the Bruins organization—even if he opts for a coaching or management position.

What are your thoughts?


As read on Bruins Insider - Journalist Suggests an Unexpected Move for Bergeron This Off-season.
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Reporter Implies Surprising Off-season Move for Patrice Bergeron

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