Expectations are excessive, however Habs’ GM Bergevin will not predict a Cup in workforce’s quick future

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Whereas Marc Bergevin likes the workforce he has assembled on paper, and admitted expectations shall be greater this season, he received’t predict a Stanley Cup’s on the horizon for the Canadiens.

At the least not till the workforce has performed some regular-season video games.

“We like our workforce,” the Canadiens’ normal supervisor mentioned Monday, throughout a lengthy interview on TSN Radio 690. “Numerous occasions you need to make modifications, convey some folks (in) and also you’re not capable of do it.

“Whereas (a championship’s) the purpose, we haven’t performed one recreation but.”

The Canadiens launch their regular-season Wednesday evening at Toronto (7 p.m., SN, TVA Sports, TSN Radio 690) towards the Maple Leafs, a part of a 56-game, all-Canadian division because of the coronavirus pandemic.

If the NHL schedule seems to be completely different, so too will the workforce head coach Claude Julien has at his disposal this season following the additions of goaltender Jake Allen, defencemen Joel Edmundson and draft selection Alexander Romanov, together with forwards Josh Anderson, Tyler Toffoli, Michael Frolik and Corey Perry — though the latter two were placed on waivers Monday so the membership might get under the US$81.5-million wage cap by 5 p.m. Tuesday.