Bergevin scores front office hat trick
The GM of the Habs knows cleaning house doesn't mean throwing everything out. Marc Bergevin has rewarded Trevor Timmins with a contract extension, while hiring 2 new scouts---one with ties to the Canadiens.
Timmins is the master-mind behind making the Canadiens one of the most effective teams at drafting talent. You can't blaim him for prospects who have developed elsewhere after trades.
Whether working with a 1st round pick or scanning the late rounds, Timmins championed the selections of everyone from Carey Price to Jaroslav Halak, PK Subban to Ryan McDonagh.
Former Hab Donald Audette rejoins the organization for whom he scored 15 goals between 2011-04, not including a remarkable playoff spree of 6 in 12 games in the spring of 2002.
The Canadiens have also hired former Mark Mowers as a pro scout. The pro scouting department has been considered an organizational weakness resulting in trades for players who have grossly under-performed ranging from Scott Gomez to Tomas Kaberle and Rene Bourque.