Bergevin: 'I don't feel the need' to make a change amid Habs' struggles

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Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin isn't pushing the panic button just yet amid his team's 0-4 start.

The executive insisted during an impromptu press conference Wednesday that he won't shake things up just for the sake of it.

"I don't feel the need. It has nothing to do with cap space, it has to do with the group we have," Bergevin said.

He added: "There's some pretty good hockey players that aren't playing up to their potential, and until they do, there's nothing I'm going to do to make a change.

"Change a fourth-line player just to say I made a change, I don't believe in that."

The Canadiens have followed up their Cinderella run to the Stanley Cup Final last season by scoring just three goals in four contests so far this campaign. When asked why he was appearing before the media Wednesday, Bergevin explained that he wanted to show his support, and concern, for the team.

"Montreal's a different market, it's a special market," he said. "Sometimes (the) tension is higher than it should be. ... I believe the answer is within."

Montreal is missing two massive parts of its lineup, as netminder Carey Price is taking part in the player assistance program while Shea Weber is out with a myriad of injuries.

Bergevin said Weber hasn't undergone any recent surgeries or resumed training. He added that Weber won't return this season and said it's a "long shot" the defenseman will be able to resume playing at all.

As for his own future, Bergevin said he'd like to continue being the Canadiens' GM "in a perfect world."

His contract runs until the end of the 2021-22 season.

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