"I already have three goalies on my team, I don’t want four."
That solves that problem, and I commend Marc Bergevin for doing the right thing. Sure, it would be nice to have the Quebecois goalie come home and tend the nets for Les Habitants, but he has exceptional goalies in Carey Price, Peter Budaj, and Dustin Tokarski. As I wrote in my argument against signing Brodeur, "I don't know why everyone is so excited to see Brodeur in the bleu-blanc-et-rouge when both Budaj and Tokarski are just as good and are willing to sit behind Price". I stand firm behind that statement.
The Canadiens have shown a commitment to the three men who took them to the Eastern Conference Final last season, and it's the right decision. There is no second-guessing to be done because the only time Brodeur was linked to the Canadiens in any sort of seriousness was in July. After that, it apparently wasn't something Bergevin was considering. Nor should he.
Sometimes, the right thing to do isn't the most popular. In this case, there is nothing wrong with the unpopular decision. No one in Montreal will even remember these events if Price, Budaj, and Tokarski play as well as they should this season.
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!