Marc Bergevin and his Calgary Flames counterpart, Brad Treliving, were said to have been in a shambles when agent Darren Ferris, who represents two of their players, rumored their desire for a change of scenery on Saturday night.
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According to Sportsnet reporter Elliotte Friedman, the two general managers “were furious” when it was reported that Victor Mete and Sam Bennett asked their respective clubs to swap them.
During the match between the Montreal Canadiens and the Alberta team on Saturday night, TSN said that Camp Mete had demanded a transaction and that Bergevin was in the process of finding a solution. Part of this information was corroborated by the agent in an exchange of text messages with TVA Sports.
“Yes,” Ferris confirmed. In an ideal world, he would like to stay [à Montréal], but there is no opportunity for him. “
Asked about his future in Montreal, Tuesday morning, the main interested party did not want to comment, except that he “wants to continue to work hard” in the bosom of the CH.
Interest in Mete?
According to Friedman, an Eastern Conference club would be interested in Mete, but Bergevin has already made it clear he doesn’t want to part with the 22-year-old full-back.
“No one will be surprised to know that Pittsburgh is one of the teams that inquired,” he says. Canadians can’t take back [un contrat] in return, so that would essentially be [équitable]. Plus, they love Mete. ”
Meanwhile, the recruitment process for the vacant GM post is progressing with the Penguins. The interview period is scheduled to begin this week.
New York Rangers deputy GM Chris Drury is said to be among the many candidates.
The “Pens” are looking for the successor of Jim Rutherford, who caused the surprise by resigning on Saturday morning.