I got some interesting views on the departure of Andrei Markov after 17 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens from an NHL executive this morning who doesn’t necessarily buy that his leaving is all on Bergevin’s shoulders.
“Does anyone put any of the onus on Marky?” he asked. “His ex-wife died and left him with two Russian sons. Does he want to play in Olympics? Did some high Russian hockey people persuade him? Did he get greedy in his contract demands? All major questions that only he truly knows.”
Given the Habs’ organization’s tendency to remain mum on such subject, and Markov’s reluctance to say much about anything on a personal note, we may never get the full picture.