Marc-Andre Bergeron’s Imminent Impact

Posted: 19th October 2009 by Fred Poulin in NHL
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After a devastating injury to their power-play quarterback and best defenseman Andrei Markov in the first game of the season, the Montreal Canadiens were forced to sign free agent Marc-Andre Bergeron to a one-year, $750,000 contract. During a condition stint with the Hamilton Bulldogs where Bergeron recorded six assists and a plus-six rating in only three games, the Canadiens managed to lose five games in a row, scoring only nine goals. Their anemic offense now ranks 25th in the league, tied with the Ducks and the lowly Islanders, at an average of only 2.11 goals per game. MontrealÆs power play ranks 24th in the NHL at a mere 15.4 percent. The HabsÆ other offensive defensemen (Mara, Spacek, and Hamrlik) have combined for only two goals and seven assists in 20 games. Bergeron, 29, was rec ...

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