Could Bruce Cassidy be trying to lure Patrice Bergeron to Vegas this summer?

It really didn’t take long for Bruce Cassidy to find a job in the NHL. After being fired by the Bruins on June 6, Cassidy took over as head coach in Vegas, where he will seek to raise the bar for a team that underperformed last year.

The new Golden Knights pilot will be able to count on a fine array of talent next year, including Jack Eichel, Mark Stone, Alex Pietrangelo, Max Pacioretty and Shea Theodore, among others.

However, Cassidy might be trying to lure another star to town: Patrice Bergeron. He’d said he wanted to take the latter back to Boston the day after he was released, and now that he was in Vegas he might try to sell him his salad in his new project.

Cassidy claims to have a very good relationship with Bergeron, which the latter also told Stéphane Cadorette last week. With the Bruins likely to have a rocky start to the 2022-23 season, would the lure of a contender at the Golden Knights be of interest to Bergeron?

I personally strongly doubt that.

Bergeron always said he wanted to end his career in Boston and nowhere else. Even if it doesn’t seem right Car For his second Stanley Cup win, I don’t see him turning his back on his team forever.

Let’s say I rate the odds of seeing him signing in Vegas the same as seeing him signing in Montreal: pretty slim.

Speaking of Kent Hughes’ previous clients, we’ve had a slight development on Kris Letang’s record. In fact, according to Rob Rossi (and as reported by our colleagues at HabsEtNHL), the top priority in Pittsburgh would be getting Letang back on the team next year. Evgeni Malkin would be the second priority, but simply because the team would like to see the salary ordered by Letang before negotiating Malkin’s salary.

In short, the odds of Hughes’ two infamous former Quebec clients staying with their current team seem pretty good right now. Don’t hold your breath: I don’t see any of them signing in Montreal (or Vegas in Bergeron’s case).


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