In less than 2 weeks Marc Bergevin continues to shape the Montreal Canadiens into his vision.
Having first traded Travis Moen to Dallas, Bergevin unloaded Rene Bourque to Anaheim. In both deals Bergevin obtained depth defenceman in Sergei Gonchar and Bryan Allen. But more importantly both these defenceman are in their final years of their contracts.
Thereby Bergevin has shaved $5M off next year’s salary cap.
Last week, Rene Bourque was demoted to the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs. Bourque will join Anaheim immediately. This is the second trade Bergevin swung with Anaheim. Ealier this summer Bergevin traded Louis Leblanc to Anaheim, who is currently playing for Anaheim’s farm club in Norfolk.
Bryan Allen will join the Canadiens in time for Saturday’s game vs the Boston Bruins in Boston. Allen will wear #6.