The Montreal Canadiens are experiencing an extremely difficult start to the season with play that is often considered erratic and general manager Marc Bergevin has already lost patience as he's now trying to trade a defenseman.

Sportsnet reports tonight that Bergevin is actively trying to get rid of defenseman Mark Streit after only two games, he's simply not satisfied with the 39-year-old Swiss.

Streit was Bergevin's yearly gamble like Alexander Radulov, Alexander Semin, Ales Hemsky, Tomas Fleischman and many others before him and Streit signed for only $700,000, however there were several other talented defenseman still on the market at the time and negotiations were still underway with Andrei Markov.

Many people questioned the signing considering the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired him at the last trade deadline only to make him a healthy scratch for most of the Stanley Cup playoffs. 

Streit has played 786 games in the NHL putting up 434 points during that time, but however it looks like he would need to play with somebody who could cover for him defensively. 

Do you think Bergevin will be able to trade him?


Source: Sportsnet