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Member Since: 10-23-2021

Canadiens Connection is a connection between our team of credentialed journalists with players, coaches and management around the NHL to bring you an inside look at the Montreal Canadiens.

Canadiens Connection brings listeners smart, penetrating insight about the Montreal Canadiens in a fun, interactive, inclusive format. The engaging podcast features the latest Habs news, debates, analysis from experts around the league, and comments from passionate Habs fans.



Podcast Episodes

Release Date: 2024-06-15 14:47

Inside the Combine: Unraveling the Probable Draft Scenarios for the Montreal Canadiens | Canadiens Connection ep 300

This Week’s Show:

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Canadiens signed forward Oliver Kapanen to a three-year, entry-level contract.

? Two Canadiens appear on Daily Faceoff's Trade Target board.

? Quote of the week from Corey Pronman on Cayden Lindstrom. Response by Dr. Stephen Morris, Rocket Sports medical consultant.

Segment 2 | Inside the Combine: Unraveling the Probable Draft Scenarios for the Montreal Canadiens

Michael Augello, a Buffalo-based reporter for The Hockey News, provides an insider's view of the NHL Scouting Combine and discusses possible scenarios for the Canadiens with the fifth and twenty-sixth pick overall.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-06-08 15:40

Draft and Trade: Canadiens' Dual Approach to Accelerating Their Rebuild | Canadiens Connection ep 299

This Week’s Show: Draft and Trade: Canadiens' Dual Approach to Accelerating Their Rebuild

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Canadiens signed goaltender Connor Hughes to a one-year, two-way contract.

? Laval Rocket signed forward Israel Mianscum to a two-year AHL contract.

? Quotes of the week from Cayden Lindstrom and Zayne Parekh.

Segment 2 | Trade Plan on Draft Day: 10 Players the Canadiens Could Target

From our Canadiens Connection listeners (and hosts), we present 10 players who may be in the sights of Habs management.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Get the Canadiens Connection!

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-06-01 14:30

Top Picks: Scouting Director Identifies Key Draft Targets for the Montreal Canadiens | Canadiens Connection ep 298

This Week’s Show: Top Picks: Scouting Director Identifies Key Draft Targets for the Montreal Canadiens

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Canadiens signed forward Jared Davidson to a two-year, entry-level contract.

? ? Laval Rocket signed JF Houle to three-year contract extension.

? Quotes of the week regarding Martin Necas in Montreal.

Segment 2 | Director of Scouting Names Three Targets that Should be in the Montreal Canadiens Draft Sights

Jerome Berube is the Director of Scouting for Hockey Prospect. Jerome joins Amy and Rick to discuss the upcoming NHL Draft and provided a scouting report on three players that should be in the conversation for the Canadiens with the fifth overall pick and additional targets for the 26th overall selection.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Get the Canadiens Connection!

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-05-25 14:30

Montreal Canadiens Players Making Strides in the Off-Season | Canadiens Connection ep 297

This Week’s Show: Canadiens Players Making Strides in the Off-Season

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Mike Matheson and his wife welcomed a new baby girl.

? Slot of the Canadiens second, first-round pick has been determined.

? Montreal risks losing host status for 2025 Four Nations Tournament.

Segment 2 | Canadiens Players Making Strides in the Off-Season

Chris G, Senior Writer for Rocket Sports, joins Rick to discuss the impact of five members of the Montreal Canadiens who participated in the IIHF World Championship.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Get the Canadiens Connection!

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-05-18 14:00

Elite Prospects Scout Ranks Montreal Canadiens' Draft Options | Canadiens Connection ep 296

This Week’s Show: Elite Prospects Scout Ranks Montreal Canadiens' Draft Options

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Carey Price to receive an honorary degree from the University of Northern British Columbia.

? Columbus Blue Jackets have been denied permission to talk to Jeff Gorton.

? Quote of the week from Cole Caufield.

Segment 2 | Elite Prospects Scout Ranks Canadiens' Draft Options

Russ Cohen, American scout for Elite Prospects, joined Amy and Rick to discuss the Canadiens best options with the fifth overall pick in June's NHL draft. Cohen also added selections for Montreal with their second, first-round pick.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-05-11 13:46

Jeff Mailloux Discusses His Son's Record-Breaking Season and Logan's Goals for Habs Training Camp | Canadiens Connection ep 295

This Week’s Show: Jeff Mailloux Discusses His Son's Record-Breaking Season and Logan's Goals for Habs Training Camp

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Canadiens have five players participating in the 2024 IIHF World Championship.

? Oliver Kapanen signed a two-year contract with Timra IK.

? Quote of the week from Kent Hughes after the NHL Draft Lottery.

Segment 2 | Raising a Star: Jeff Mailloux Reflects on Logan's Record-Breaking Rookie Season

Proud father, Jeff Mailloux, joined to show to share his insights on Logan's hockey milestones and his aspirations about an NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Get the Canadiens Connection!

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Be sure to follow @habsconnection on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-05-04 15:35

Montreal Canadiens Summer Blueprint: Candidates to Draft, Trade, Sign | Canadiens Connection ep 294

This Week’s Show:

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Hockey Canada announced that Kaiden Guhle will be on the Team Canada roster.

? Canadiens signed Adam Engstrom to a three-year entry-level contract.

? Quote of the week from Jared Bednar on Artturi Lehkonen.

Segment 2 | Summer Plan: Threading the Needle for Short-Term AND Long-Term Gains

We review off-season opportunities to sign, draft and trade players as recommended by fans of the Montreal Canadiens.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Get the Canadiens Connection!

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-04-27 15:28

Hits and Misses: Evaluating Our NHL Season Forecasts for the Montreal Canadiens | Canadiens Connection ep 293

This Week’s Show: Hits and Misses - Evaluating Our NHL Season Forecasts for the Montreal Canadiens

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Canadiens will be assessed a penalty against next season's salary cap.

? Cole Caufield is one of the first 15 players added to the Team USA roster.

? This week we update you on Owen Beck, Adam Engstrom and Vincenz Rohrer.

? The Athletic released its rankings of first overall picks for the past 10 years.

Segment 2 | Auditing our Bold Predictions for the 2023-24 Canadiens Season

How did our pre-season prognostications measure up to reality?

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Get the Canadiens Connection!

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-04-20 16:48

Are Playoffs On the Table for the Montreal Canadiens Next Season? | Canadiens Connection ep 292

This Week’s Show: Are Playoffs On the Table for the Montreal Canadiens Next Season?

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Lane Hutson and Logan Mailloux made their NHL debuts.

? The Canadiens signed Luke Tuch to a two-year entry-level contract.

? This week we shine a spotlight on Kitchener Rangers forward Filip Mesar.

? Quotes of the week from Nick Suzuki, Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes.

Segment 2 | Evaluating the 2023-24 Season: Making Strides Towards the Canadiens' Rebuild

It's our year end evaluation of the team, management and individual players. What do Habs fans have to look forward to next season?

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Get the Canadiens Connection!

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-04-13 15:43

Welcoming the Next Wave of Talent to the Montreal Canadiens | Canadiens Connection ep 291

This Week’s Show:

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Arber Xhekaj had season ending shoulder surgery this week.

? The Canadiens signed Florian Xhekaj and Lane Hutson each to three-year entry-level contracts.

? This week we shine a spotlight on Boston College goaltender Jacob Fowler.

? Quotes of the week from Nick Suzuki.

Segment 2 | Welcoming the Next Wave of Talent to the Montreal Canadiens

Top prospects have been added to the rosters of the Canadiens and the Laval Rocket as their seasons ended with their amateur clubs. We take a close look at the additions of Lane Hutson, David Reinbacher and Florian Xhekaj.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Get the Canadiens Connection!

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-04-06 15:45

Eight Critical Factors To Track for the Montreal Canadiens | Canadiens Connection ep 290

This Week’s Show: Eight Critical Factors To Track for the Montreal Canadiens

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Kaiden Guhle and Arber Xhekaj are day to day with upper body injuries.

? This week we shine a spotlight on KalPa forward Oliver Kapanen.

? Deacon Sports and Entertainment has reached an agreement in principle to sell the Trois-Rivières Lions.

? Quotes of the week from Kaiden Guhle.

Segment 2 | Eight Key Things to Watch Over the Next Eight Weeks

Habs fans should know that there are eight items to track over the next eight weeks in the Canadiens organization.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-03-30 15:45

Habs Caufield and Slafkovsky: Decoding the Science of Their Success | Canadiens Connection ep 289

This Week’s Show: Caufield and Slafkovsky - Decoding the Science of Their Success

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Trevor Letowski earned his first win as an NHL head coach. Martin St. Louis returned to the team.

? Kaiden Guhle has been suspended for one game.

? This week we shine a spotlight on Kitchener Rangers forward Filip Mesar.

? Quotes of the week from Juraj Slafkovsky.

Segment 2 | Impact of Off-Season Training and Injury Recovery on Performance

Rocket Sports medical consultant, Dr. Stephen Morris joined the show to explore the effects of Juraj Slafkovsky's off-season training regime on his performance and the impact of Cole Caufield's shoulder surgery on his ability to be a goal scoring sniper.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Get the Canadiens Connection!

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-03-23 13:45

Habs Mailbag: Questions About Reinbacher, Caufield, Xhekaj, Matheson | Canadiens Connection ep 288

This Week’s Show: Habs Mailbag - Questions About Reinbacher, Caufield, Xhekaj, Matheson

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Martin St. Louis left the team to attend to family matters; Trevor Letowski takes over as interim head coach.

? Canadiens loaned David Reinbacher to the Laval Rocket. Reinbacher made his AHL debut.

? This week we shine a spotlight on KalPa (Liiga) forward Oliver Kapanen.

? Quotes of the week from Trevor Letowski and Juraj Slafkovsky.

Segment 2 | Rocket Sports Spring Mailbag

The mailbag was jammed with questions about Cole Caufield, Arber Xhekaj, Marty St. Louis, Mike Matheson and next season's edition of the Montreal Canadiens.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Get the Canadiens Connection!

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-03-16 16:00

Forecast: Can Hughes Mold a Playoff Caliber Roster for 2024-25? | Canadiens Connection ep 287

This Week’s Show - Forecast: Can Hughes Mold a Playoff Caliber Roster for 2024-25?

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Colin White returned to the lineup against the Bruins.

? Canadiens acquired forward Arnaud Durandeau from the New Jersey Devils.

? This week we shine a spotlight on Mamonty Yugry goaltender Yevgeni Volokhin.

? Patrick Williams joins us to discuss Laval Rocket's push for the playoffs, and the addition of David Reinbacher.

Segment 2 | A Way-Too-Early Look at the Habs Opening Night Roster for 2024-25

The Canadiens players have 16 games left to set individual milestones and solidify a spot on next season's roster. What could the opening night roster look like in October? Does it have the talent to compete for a playoff spot?

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Get the Canadiens Connection!

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-03-09 16:00

Grade the GM! Kent Hughes at the Helm for His Third NHL Trade Deadline | Canadiens Connection ep 286

This Week’s Show: Grade the GM! Kent Hughes at the Helm for His Third NHL Trade Deadline

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Colin White is day-to-day with an upper body injury.

? Canadiens acquired Jacob Perreault from the Anaheim Ducks.

? Canadiens traded goaltender Jake Allen to the New Jersey Devils.

? This week we shine a spotlight on Saginaw Spirit forward Owen Beck.

Segment 2 | Grade the GM! Has Kent Hughes Advanced the Rebuild Enough?

We evaluate Kent Hughes on the moves he made and the ones he didn't. Did he fully take advantage of the trade market?

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Get the Canadiens Connection!

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-03-02 15:30

Trade Market Ripe for Canadiens Moves | Canadiens Connection ep 285

This Week’s Show: Trade Market Ripe for Canadiens Moves

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Rafael Harvey-Pinard is practicing and should return to the lineup soon.

? Nick Suzuki was named Molson Cup winner for the month of February.

? This week we shine a spotlight on Brantford Bulldogs forward Florian Xhekaj.

? Quote of the Week from Montreal head coach Martin St. Louis.

Segment 2 | Kent Hughes' Trade Card

Kent Hughes has a handful of players who could be in demand in the days leading to March 8th. With the trades so far, is the market setting up perfectly for the Canadiens general manager?

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-02-24 08:00

Montreal Canadiens Trade Deadline Scenarios | Canadiens Connection ep 284

This Week’s Show: Montreal Canadiens Trade Deadline Scenarios

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Canadiens claimed forward Colin White from the Pittsburgh Penguins. They placed Brandon Gignac on waivers and sent him to Laval.

? Jayden Struble was injured in Thursday night's game.

? This week we shine a spotlight on Kitchener Rangers forward Filip Mesar.

? Quote of the Week from Kirby Dach.

Segment 2 | Montreal Canadiens Trade Deadline Scenarios

Who is likely to be moved by Kent Hughes by March 8th? Jake Allen, David Savard and Tanner Pearson have all appeared on trade bait boards. Will Hughes pursue offensive talent like Trevor Zegras? And will the Habs general manager be open to moving a young defenseman?

Michael and Rick outline all of the trade possibilities for the Montreal Canadiens.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-02-17 15:00

Behind the Blueline: Canadiens Defense and Goaltenders | Canadiens Connection ep 283

This Week’s Show - Behind the Blueline: Canadiens Defense and Goaltenders

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Rafael Harvey-Pinard will be out 4 to 6 weeks with a lower body injury.

? Jordan Harris is day-to-day with an upper body injury.

? This week we shine a spotlight on Rogle defenseman Adam Engstrom.

? Quote of the Week from Kent Hughes.

Segment 2 | Habs Defense and Goaltending Prospects in Laval with AHL expert Patrick Williams

Rick is joined by our regular Rocket Sports contributor, Patrick Williams, to examine Montreal Canadiens defense and goaltending prospects who are developing in the AHL with the Laval Rocket.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-02-10 08:00

Rising Star: The Evolution of Juraj Slafkovsky | Canadiens Connection ep 282

This Week’s Show: Rising Star: The Evolution of Juraj Slafkovsky

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Canadiens signed Brandon Gignac to a two year contract.

? Alex Newhook is expected to return to the lineup.

? This week we shine a spotlight on Rimouski Oceanic goaltender Quentin Miller.

? Quote of the Week from Martin St. Louis.

Segment 2 | Has Juraj Slafkovsky Turned the Corner in his Development?

Michael and Rick take a deep dive into the breakout performance of Canadiens forward Juraj Slafkovsky and compare him to other players from the 2022 NHL Draft class.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-02-03 15:30

Montreal Canadiens: Who's Next On Hughes' Trade List? | Canadiens Connection ep 281

This Week’s Show - Montreal Canadiens: Who's Next On Hughes' Trade List?

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Canadiens terminated the contract of defenseman Nicolas Beaudin.

? Sean Monahan was traded to the Winnipeg Jets for a first round pick in 2024 and a conditional third round pick in 2027.

? This week we shine a spotlight on ZSC Lions forward Vinzenz Rohrer.

? Quotes of the Week from Kent Hughes and Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff.

Segment 2 | Canadiens Catch-Up: Monahan, Mailbag, and Mid-Season Awards

  • Montreal Canadiens Mid-Season Awards
  • Rocket Sports mailbag

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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A new episode of the Canadiens Connection podcast is available weekly on Saturday afternoon. Missed an episode? You can download every episode of the Canadiens Connection HERE.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-01-27 16:00

A Canadiens Stanley Cup Win Within Five Years: Is It Possible? | Canadiens Connection ep 280

This Week’s Show: A Canadiens Stanley Cup Win Within Five Years: Is It Possible?

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Arber Xhekaj was recalled by Canadiens and Justin Barron was sent to Laval.

? Brendan Gallagher was suspended for five games by the Department of Player Safety.

? This week we shine a spotlight on HC Ryazan forward Alexander Gordin.

? Quote of the Week from Islanders head coach Patrick Roy.

Segment 2 | Key Veterans to Help Secure Canadiens Championship Window

? Who are key veterans that the Canadiens should retain/acquire to become a perennial contender?

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-01-20 15:00

Montreal Canadiens Prospects: Past, Present, Future | Canadiens Connection ep 279

This Week’s Show: Montreal Canadiens Prospects: Past, Present and Future

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Joshua Roy made his NHL debut against the Edmonton Oilers.

? This week we shine a spotlight on Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk defenseman Dmitri Kostenko.

? Contributor Patrick Williams of AHL.com and NHL.com joins Rick to discuss the latest news from the Laval Rocket.

Segment 2 | Montreal Canadiens Prospects: Present, Future and Past

PRESENT | This week The Athletic released their ranking of top NHL players and prospects.

FUTURE | In his mid-season media availability, Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes shared his views.

PAST | This week Ryan suited up for the Newfoundland Growlers. Chris Ballard, play-by-play broadcaster of the Newfoundland Growlers, joins Amy and Rick to describe how it all came about.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-01-13 08:00

Prospect Analyst Evaluates Top Canadiens Picks | Canadiens Connection ep 278

This Week’s Show: Prospect Analyst Evaluates Top Canadiens Picks

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Injury update: Raphael Harvey-Pinard was activated from injured reserve. Emil Heineman was loaned to Laval.

? Gustave Lindstrom was placed on waivers and claimed by Anaheim.

? This week we shine a spotlight on EHC Kloten defenseman David Reinbacher.

? Logan Mailloux has been selected for the AHL All-Star Classic.

Segment 2 | Checking in on Top Canadiens Prospects with Draft Expert Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen joined Amy and Rick to discuss Canadiens prospects Owen Beck, Filip Mesar, Jacob Fowler and Lane Hutson.

Cohen also took a first look at draft-eligible prospects that may be on the radar of the Montreal Canadiens.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2024-01-06 15:00

Montreal Canadiens: Injuries, Depth and Trade Possibilities | Canadiens Connection ep 277

This Week’s Show: Montreal Canadiens: Injuries, Depth and Trade Possibilities

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Injury update: Christian Dvorak had season-ending surgery. Emil Heineman was recalled from Laval.

? Lane Hutson and Jacob Fowler were gold medalists at the 2024 World Junior Championships.

? Quotes of the week from Montreal-born goaltender Devon Levi.

? Canadiens captain Nick Suzuki is going to the NHL All-Star Game.

Segment 2 | Montreal Canadiens Depth, Injuries, the Trade Deadline and Being Competitive

How will Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes navigate the trade deadline and the rest of the Montreal Canadiens' season balancing a desire to remain competitive with the goals of advancing the rebuild?

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-12-30 15:00

Fans Demand Changes: Canadiens New Year's Resolutions | Canadiens Connection ep 276

This Week’s Show: Fans Demand Changes - Canadiens New Year's Resolutions

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Injury update: Jordan Harris activated off IR. Emil Heineman returned to Laval.

? Canadiens prospects shine at the 2024 World Junior Championships.

? Quotes of the week from alternate captain Brendan Gallagher.

? Former NHL goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin signed in the KHL.

Segment 2 | Habs Fans Send New Year's Resolutions for the Montreal Canadiens

Habs fans are growing impatient with the direction of the rebuild. We shared comments from frustrated Montreal Canadiens fans about what changes they would make to the team in the New Year.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-12-23 14:45

Positive Perspectives of Canadiens Prospect Pipeline | Canadiens Connection ep 275

This Week’s Show: Positive Perspectives of Canadiens Prospect Pipeline

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Injury update: Jordan Harris

? Emil Heineman made his NHL debut.

? This week we shine a spotlight on Canadiens prospect Quentin Miller.

? Canadiens prospects at the 2024 World Junior Championships start play on Boxing Day.

? Quotes of the week from Rocket goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo.

? The Canadiens rank third in Forbes Most Valuable NHL Teams list for 2023.

Segment 2 | Evaluating the Progress of Canadiens Prospects with the Laval Rocket

Special guest Patrick Williams, from AHL.com and NHL.com, joins us to discuss Canadiens prospects who have been impressive so far this season including Logan Mailloux, Joshua Roy and Jayden Struble.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-12-16 14:45

What's Wrong With Cole Caufield? | Canadiens Connection ep 274

This Week’s Show: What's Wrong With Cole Caufield?

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Injury updates: David Savard, Jordan Harris, Tanner Pearson

? This week we shine a spotlight on Canadiens prospects Emmett Croteau and Florian Xhekaj.

? Canadiens prospects at the 2024 World Junior Championships including Jacob Fowler.

? Quotes of the week from Martin St. Louis and Cole Caufield.

Segment 2 | Examining the Injury of Alex Newhook and the Performance of Cole Caufield

Rick And Michael are joined by Rocket Sports Medical Consultant Dr. Stephen Morris to discuss the injury of Alex Newhook and this season's performance of Cole Caufield.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-12-09 15:30

Canadiens Top Trade Targets | Canadiens Connection ep 273

This Week’s Show: Canadiens Top Trade Targets

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Injury update: Aber Xhekaj, David Savard

? This week we shine a spotlight on Canadiens prospects Daniil Sobolev and Rhett Pitlick.

? Canadiens prospects at the 2024 World Junior Championships.

? Quote of the week from Josh Anderson.

Segment 2 | Which Canadiens players are being targeted for a trade?

Rick and Michael discuss who tops the trade bait boards and which players are the most likely Montreal Canadiens to change teams before the NHL trade deadline?

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-12-02 16:00

Thrills and Disappointments of the Canadiens First Quarter | Canadiens Connection ep 272

This Week’s Show: Thrills and Disappointments of the Canadiens First Quarter

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Injury update: Alex Newhook

? Canadiens recalled forward Mitchell Stephens from the Laval Rocket.

? Canadiens recalled signed goaltender Sam Montembeault to a three-year contract extension.

? This week we shine a spotlight on Canadiens prospect Quentin Miller.

? Recognition for Jacob Fowler, Lane Hutson and Filip Mesar.

? Quotes of the week from Cayden Primeau and Marty St. Louis.

Segment 2 | Who has contributed to the thrills and disappointment of the Canadiens first quarter?

Who were the stars of the first quarter of the season and who were the disappointments? And what were the most memorable moments in the past two months of the Montreal Canadiens season?

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-11-25 14:45

Time to Deal? Habs Fielding Trade Calls | Canadiens Connection ep 271

This Week’s Show: Time to Deal? Habs Fielding Trade Calls

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Injury update: Jordan Harris, Rafael Harvey-Pinard, Arber Xhekaj

? Canadiens recalled Jayden Struble, Mattias Norlinder and Joel Armia from the Laval Rocket.

? This week we shine spotlights on Canadiens prospects on Luke Tuch, Filip Mesar, Owen Beck and Jacob Fowler.

? Quote of the week from Jesse Ylonen.

? TSN announced their Top 50 under-24 players. How many Canadiens made the list?

Segment 2 | Getting a Jump on Trade Deadline Fever

Now that American Thanksgiving has passed, will Kent Hughes become an aggressive seller and when can fans expect that to begin?

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-11-18 15:30

Habs Vibe Check: Who's Thriving, Who's Surviving? | Canadiens Connection ep 270

This Week’s Show: Habs Vibe Check: Who's Thriving, Who's Surviving?

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Canadiens recalled Gustav Lindstrom from Laval, assigned Joel Armia to Laval.

? Injury update: Jordan Harris, Rafael Harvey-Pinard, Arber Xhekaj

? This week we shine a spotlight on Yevgeni Volokhin.

? Quotes of the week from Brendan Gallagher, Marty St. Louis, Cayden Primeau and Jakub Dobes.

? LA Kings announced that they will play two preseason games in Quebec City in 2024.

Segment 2 | Habs Vibe Check: Who's a Stud? Who's a Dud?

The Montreal Canadiens are entering their seventh week of the 2023-24 season. Traditionally, American Thanksgiving is considered a landmark for projecting playoff status for NHL teams. It's also a good milestone to make a first set of evaluations of the players.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-11-11 15:30

A New Blueprint for Habs Development | Canadiens Connection ep 269

This Week’s Show: A New Blueprint for Habs Development

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Rafael Harvey-Pinard returns to the lineup after a three-game absence.

? Each week we highlight a Montreal Canadiens prospect. This week we shine a spotlight on Filip Mesar.

? Lane Hutson was named Hockey East Player of the Week for the second time this season.

? Trois-Rivières Lions are the best team in the ECHL. Joe Vrbetic has been outstanding.

? Dr. David Mulder has the Quote of the Week.

? Edmonton Oilers are looking for goaltending help. Can the Canadiens benefit?

Segment 2 | Canadiens Employing Multiple Paths for Prospect Development

Two development paths are open for the Canadiens to use to guide Juraj Slafkovsky. So far, they have preferred to keep the 19-year-old in the AHL.

Special guest Patrick Williams joins the podcast to outline the positive track record of the American Hockey League as a development tool.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-11-04 16:45

Slafkovsky's Development: Crucial Crossroads for the Habs | Canadiens Connection ep 268

This Week’s Show - Slafkovsky's Development: Crucial Crossroads for the Habs

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Roster news: Kaiden Guhle returned to the lineup. Kirby Dach underwent successful knee surgery. Rafaël Harvey-Pinard is listed as day-to-day. Christian Dvorak returns to the lineup.

? Each week we highlight a Montreal Canadiens prospect. This week we shine a spotlight on Jacob Fowler.

? David Reinbacher was back in the lineup for Kloten.

? Joshua Roy was named AHL Rookie of the Month.

? Quote of the week from Nick Bobrov.

? Canadiens valuation takes a jump.

Segment 2 | Different Development Paths for Slafkovsky & Cooley

Have the Canadiens failed Juraj Slafkovsky by keeping him in the NHL?

Special Guest: Remy Mastey - Site Editor, The Hockey News Arizona

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-11-04 15:45

Slafkovsky's Development: Crucial Crossroads for the Habs | Canadiens Connection ep 268

This Week’s Show - Slafkovsky's Development: Crucial Crossroads for the Habs

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Roster news: Kaiden Guhle returned to the lineup. Kirby Dach underwent successful knee surgery. Rafaël Harvey-Pinard is listed as day-to-day. Christian Dvorak returns to the lineup.

? Each week we highlight a Montreal Canadiens prospect. This week we shine a spotlight on Jacob Fowler.

? David Reinbacher was back in the lineup for Kloten.

? Joshua Roy was named AHL Rookie of the Month.

? Quote of the week from Nick Bobrov.

? Canadiens valuation takes a jump.

Segment 2 | Different Development Paths for Slafkovsky & Cooley

Have the Canadiens failed Juraj Slafkovsky by keeping him in the NHL?

Special Guest: Remy Mastey - Site Editor, The Hockey News Arizona

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-10-28 15:45

Mailbag: Habs Fans Want Answers on Roy, Allen, Primeau, Slafkovsky | Canadiens Connection ep 267

This Week’s Show:

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Canadiens announced that defenseman David Savard will miss six to eight weeks. Kaiden Guhle will return to the lineup, Joel Armia makes his season debut.

? Pierre Turgeon to be honored prior to Canadiens game on Nov. 14.

? Former Canadiens Tomas Plekanec has retired from hockey.

? Owen Beck is in the prospect spotlight this week.

? The league unveiled NHL Edge.

Segment 2 | Rocket Sports Mailbag - Fall 2023 Edition

The mailbag was jammed with questions and comments about the playoffs, Kirby Dach, Jake Allen, Joel Armia, Cayden Primeau, Joshua Roy and the very speedy Juraj Slafkovsky.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-10-21 15:00

Inside the Injury: Examining Dach's Road to Recovery | Canadiens Connection ep 266

This Week’s Show: Inside the Injury: Examining Dach's Road to Recovery (and the Canadiens Ability to Rally)

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? This week: Connor Bedard and Marc-Andre Fleury were in Montreal. Canadiens fans very unhappy with the team's season opening ceremony.

? Kirby Dach will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.

? Kaiden Guhle is day-to-day with an upper body injury.

? Florian Xhekaj is in the prospect spotlight this week.

? Joshua Roy is off to a great start with the Laval Rocket.

? The NHL is asking teams for their opinion of staging a decentralized draft.

Segment 2 | Ended Before it Began: Kirby Dach's Season is Over

It's the debut episode with our Rocket Sports medical consultant Dr. Stephen Morris. We discuss all aspects of the injury to Kirby Dach and his road to recovery with the expertise of Doc Morris.

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Release Date: 2023-10-14 15:30

Your Must-Have Guide to Enjoying Habs Hockey | Canadiens Connection ep 265

This Week’s Show: Finding Hidden Gems - Your Guide to Enjoying Habs Hockey

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? The Canadiens announced their 23-man roster

? Canadiens announced that .Mike Matheson is the recipient of the Jean Béliveau Trophy.

? Prospect Jacob Fowler was name Goaltender of the Week in Hockey East.

? Quotes of the week from Ryan Reaves and Arber Xhekaj.

Segment 2 | Our Favorite Reasons to Watch Habs Hockey This Season

How can Habs fans both endure a long season but enjoy it too? We'll take a look at where you will likely spot hidden gems and where you won't.

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Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-10-07 14:45

10 Bold Predictions for the 2023-24 Montreal Canadiens | Canadiens Connection ep 264

This Week’s Show: 10 Bold Predictions for the 2023-24 Season

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Montreal Canadiens training camp update

? Final decisions on 23-man roster ahead of opening night

? Canadiens prospect profile this week is Quentin Miller playing in the QMJHL.

? Laval Rocket training camp is underway. Preseason game review.

? Quotes of the week by Marty Biron on Cayden Primeau.

? NHL broadcast changes afoot.

Segment 2 | 10 Bold Predictions for the 2023-24 Montreal Canadiens

? In this segment the Rocket Sports panel -- Amy Johnson, Michael Spinella, Rick Stephens -- unveil our top-10 bold predictions for the 2023-24 NHL season.

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Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-09-23 15:30

Full Camp, Few Chairs, Big Decisions | Canadiens Connection ep 262

This Week’s Show:

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? 72 players are participating at Canadiens training camp. Standouts so far have included Jared Davidson, Logan Mailloux, Josh Anderson, Emil Heineman, and Mike Matheson.

? Jake Allen is looking for an increased workload this season.

? Paul Byron has retired as an NHL player and was named a player development consultant by the Canadiens.

? Jeff Gorton announced major changes to their medical staff including the retirement of Dr. David Mulder.

? Canadiens acquired forward Tanner Pearson and a third round draft pick in 2025 from the Vancouver Canucks for goaltender Casey DeSmith.

? Quote of the week comes from Habs head coach Marty St. Louis.

Segment 2 | Special Guest Jeff Paterson Breaks Down the Tanner Pearson Trade

To provide a scouting report on Tanner Pearson and to give us a comprehensive description of his time in Vancouver, Canucks reporter Jeff Paterson joined the show.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

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Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-09-16 12:00

Habs Preseason Primer: Deciphering the Clues | Canadiens Connection ep 261

This Week’s Show:

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Canadiens rookies are taking part in the 2023 Prospects Challenge in Buffalo.

? Mike Matheson was announced as an alternate captain.

? A mentoring program for Habs young prospects.

? Quote of the week from Carey Price.

? Will the Colorado Avalanche be in the market for a goaltender?

Segment 2 | Your Guide to Evaluating Montreal Canadiens Preseason Hockey

As the Montreal Canadiens rookie training camp begins, we will focus on the team's goals for this season and how the Canadiens plan to get there. What are the common messages and buzzwords this season? What is the blueprint?

This is your guide to what to look for during the preseason and to help you set your expectations for the coming season.

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Release Date: 2023-09-09 15:30

Rating the Summer of Hughes | Canadiens Connection ep 260

This Week’s Show: Rating the Summer of Hughes

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Ice has been installed at the Bell Centre. On-ice activity has increased at Brossard.

? Canadiens have announced the 2023 Rookie Camp roster.

? Montreal Canadiens annual golf tournament takes place on Monday.

? Alex Kovalev reflects on his time in Montreal.

Segment 2 | Evaluating the Canadiens Off-season Moves Made by Kent Hughes

As the players return to Montreal, it's time to review the progress made by Jeff Gorton, Kent Hughes and the hockey operations staff during the Habs off-season.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

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Release Date: 2023-09-02 11:30

Sparks Fly: Skill or Stats? | Canadiens Connection ep 258

This Week’s Show | Sparks Fly: Skill or Stats?

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Report: Jake Allen has been told that he won't be traded.

? Lane Hutson and Justin Barron at Biosteel NHL camp. Owen Beck, Sean Farrell, and Filip Mesar will participate in NHLPA Rookie Showcase.

? Dream of Quebec Nordiques returning to the NHL is over?

? Athletic | 2023 NHL front-office confidence rankings.

Segment 2 | Prospect Evaluation: Winning vs Raw Talent

This week the Montreal Canadiens released a 'behind-the-scenes' video from the 2023 NHL Draft.

What did it reveal about the Canadiens draft strategy?

Why did sparks fly when scouts debated prospects?

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

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Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-08-26 10:30

Reigniting the Habs - Leafs Rivalry | Canadiens Connection ep 258

This Week’s Show: Reigniting the Habs - Leafs Rivalry

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? According to reports, Canadiens prospect Logan Mailloux has been cleared to play in the NHL.

? Mattias Norlinder's player agent crushed rumors that his client will not be returning to the Canadiens.

? Canadiens prospects rank sixth on the Athletic's 2023 NHL Pipeline Rankings.

? Quotes of the week from Kirby Dach and Paul Byron.

Segment 2 | Canadiens - Maple Leafs rivalry with NHL columnist Michael Traikos

Amy Johnson and Rick Stephens welcomed the managing editor of The Hockey News' team sites, Michael Traikos to talk about the history of the rivalry between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs and how the Habs rebuild could reignite this historic and fiery matchup.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

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Release Date: 2023-08-19 11:00

What Does A Younger Habs Roster Mean for 2023-24? | Canadiens Connection ep 257

This Week’s Show: What Does A Younger Habs Roster Mean for 2023-24?

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? The Canadiens traded defenseman Jeff Petry to the Detroit Red Wings for Gustav Lindstrom and a conditional fourth-round pick. Montreal retains 50 per cent of Petry's remaining salary.

? In his media availability this week, Kent Hughes revealed that Paul Byron's playing days are over and that the team has not received any news on Logan Mailloux.

? Scott Wheeler cites Canadiens prospect Jan Mysak in his article "NHL prospects that I was wrong about."

Segment 2 | Montreal Canadiens Will Be Younger in 2023-24: What Are Realistic Expectations?

Are the Montreal Canadiens are getting close to the 23-man roster that will start the season? Amy Johnson and Rick Stephens took an early look at the additions, cap space, division rivals and a roster projection for 2023-24.

They also presented lines and defense pairings that may be featured on opening night.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

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Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-08-12 11:00

Is Fighting Still A Necessary Part of the Game? | Canadiens Connection ep 256

This Week’s Show: Is Fighting Still A Necessary Part of the Game?

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? The Canadiens traded forwards Mike Hoffman and Rem Pitlick in a three-team trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks. Montreal received Jeff Petry, Casey DeSmith, Nathan Legare and Pittsburgh's 2025 second-round draft pick.

? QMJHL will officially ban fighting in 2023-24.

Segment 2 | A Comprehensive Look at the Role That Fighting Plays in the NHL

It was Enforcers Week at The Hockey News with a focus on the best fighters of each of the 32 franchises in the NHL. At the same time, the QMJHL was issuing their new rules to ban fighting in the league.

So what is the state of fighting in our game?

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

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Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-08-05 10:00

Five Questions With NHL Goaltender Charlie Lindgren | Canadiens Connection ep 255

This Week’s Show: Five Questions With NHL Goaltender Charlie Lindgren

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Alex Newhook made his first visit to the Bell Centre as a Canadien.

? Canadiens sign forward Jesse Ylönen to a a one-year contract.

? David Reinbacher was named the "Youngster of the Year" by the Swiss National League.

? Laval Rocket signed forward Nolan Yaremko to a one-year AHL contract.

Segment 2 | All About Life as an NHL Goaltender with Special Guest Charlie Lindgren

Charlie Lindgren, of the Washington Capitals, joined the podcast for his annual off-season visit in part III of our focus on goaltenders.

Amy and Rick chatted with Charlie about his strong season in the NHL. The trio played a round of five questions where Lindgren revealed his closest friend on the Canadiens and named the one NHL rule that he would change. And much more!

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

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Release Date: 2023-07-29 10:30

Goaltending Scout Evaluates Habs Prospects | Canadiens Connection ep 254

This Week’s Show: Goaltending Scout Evaluates Habs Prospects

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Juraj Slafkovsky will return to Montreal this week.

? Nick Suzuki participated in a question and answer session.

? Patrice Bergeron announced his retirement from the NHL. Kent Hughes had kind words.

? Former Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec will continue his hockey career.

Segment 2 | Evaluating Canadiens Goaltending Prospects With Shaun Richardson

Shaun Richardson, head goaltending scout for FC Hockey, joins Amy and Rick to evaluate each prospect in the Canadiens goaltending pipeline including Jacob Fowler, Quentin Miller, Yegeni Volokhin, Emmett Croteau, Jakub Dobes and Cayden Primeau.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

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Release Date: 2023-07-22 10:00

EXCLUSIVE: Marty Biron Breaks Down Habs Goaltending | Canadiens Connection ep 253

This Week’s Show: Marty Biron Breaks Down Habs Goaltending

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? What we know (and don't know) about the David Reinbacher story.

? Michael Pezzetta received an on-ice fighting lesson.

? Canadiens prospects will participate in a rookie tournament in September.

? Newly-drafted goaltender Jacob Fowler shares his draft experience in new NHL video.

? Montreal Canadiens named Social Media Club of the Year.

Segment 2 | Rebuilding Canadiens Goaltending With Special Guest Marty Biron

Marty Biron, former NHL goaltender and now an analyst for TSN, RDS and MSG joins Amy Johnson and Rick Stephens to discuss the state of Montreal Canadiens goaltending and to outline a path for success.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

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Release Date: 2023-07-15 11:00

Preparing for the Flood of Habs Prospects | Canadiens Connection ep 252

This Week’s Show: Preparing for the Flood of Habs Prospects

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

? Montreal Canadiens signed forwards Lucas Condotta, Mitchell Stephens and defenseman Nicolas Beaudin to two-way contracts.

? Canadiens signed forward Alex Newhook to a four-year contract.

? Laval Rocket signed forwards Gabriel Bourque and Alex-Olivier Voyer to one-year contracts.

Segment 2 | A 'New' Mandate for the Laval Rocket: Developing Prospects

The Laval Rocket are slated to get an influx of young talent this Fall like they haven't seen before. With the arrival of top-end prospects, a shift in focus for the AHL team and their coaching staff will be required. Future Canadiens will be given opportunities to learn and grow. That may require patience from fans of the Laval Rocket for the 2023-24 season.

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Release Date: 2023-07-08 11:00

Habs Development Camp + Midsummer Mailbag | Canadiens Connection ep 251

This Week’s Show: Midsummer Mailbag - Reinbacher, Newhook, Michkov & More!

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Montreal Canadiens signed forwards Lias Andersson, Philippe Maillet and defenseman Brady Keeper to one-year contracts.

Canadiens signed forward Rafael Harvey-Pinard to a two-year contract extension.

Montreal signed defenseman David Reinbacher to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Highlights from Montreal Canadiens development camp.

NHL free agent frenzy.

Segment 2 | Rocket Sports Mailbag: Reinbacher, Newhook, Michkov, Zadina, Goaltenders + More!

It's the mid-Summer edition of the Rocket Sports mailbag! We are always happy to hear from our Canadiens Connection listeners. The mailbag was jammed with questions and comments about the NHL Draft, roster changes and predictions for next season.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

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Release Date: 2023-07-01 11:00

Habs Draft Extravaganza | Canadiens Connection ep 250

This Week’s Show: Habs Draft Extravaganza

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Kent Hughes acquired the rights to forward Alex Newhook from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Montreal's 31st (FLA) and 37th overall picks in 2023 and defenseman Gianni Fairbrother.

Canadiens made qualifying offers to six restricted free agents.

Canadiens have invited 37 players to their annual development camp.

Montreal Canadiens traded defenseman Joel Edmundson to the Washington Capitals.

Winnipeg Jets traded Pierre Luc-Dubois to the Los Angeles Kings.

Segment 2 | Absolutely Everything About the Canadiens' 2023 Draft

Canadiens selected defenseman David Reinbacher with the fifth overall pick. This pick should have been no surprise for loyal listeners of the Canadiens Connection podcast.

We provide a player-by-player breakdown of the draft selections made by the Canadiens and the ones they chose not to make including audio from all of the principals.

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Release Date: 2023-06-24 11:00

Final Countdown: Draft, Deals & Dubois | Canadiens Connection ep 249

This Week’s Show - Final Countdown: Draft, Deals & Dubois

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Sean Monahan signed a one-year contract extension with the Canadiens.

Trois-Rivieres Lions (ECHL) announced that they appointed Pascal Rheaume as general manager and head coach.

Former Canadiens forward Pierre Turgeon was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Segment 2 | Will We See Draft Week Fireworks from Kent Hughes?

Reportedly, Kent Hughes has been very active in the week leading up to the Draft. Will he make a trade for Pierre-Luc Dubois or trade up/down in the Draft?

Special guest: Murat Ates covers the Winnipeg Jets for The Athletic and he joined Amy and Rick to discuss a Dubois trade from a Jets perspective.

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Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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Release Date: 2023-06-17 11:00

Draft Buzz: Habs Movin' On Up! | Canadiens Connection ep 248

This Week’s Show: Draft Buzz: Habs Movin' On Up!

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Canadiens dismissed Head Athletic Therapist, Graham Rynbend and Head Physiotherapist, Donald Balmforth.

Canadiens forward Alex Belzile is looking for a two-year, one-way contract.

Laval Rocket signed forward Riley McKay and forward/defenseman John Parker-Jones each to one-year, one-way AHL contracts.

Henri Richard was posthumously diagnosed with stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Has a new favorite emerged in the Pierre-Luc Dubois sweepstakes?

Segment 2 | Hughes Gets Aggressive About Moving Up in the Draft

The Canadiens general manager has been busy working the phones. Reportedly, Kent Hughes has reached out to San Jose and Anaheim to inquire about the availability of the 4th overall pick and the 2nd overall pick respectively.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

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Release Date: 2023-06-10 11:00

Hughes Hints at Habs Draft Strategy? | Canadiens Connection ep 247

This Week’s Show: Hughes Hints at Habs Draft Strategy?

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Friday marked the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens defeating the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 to win their 24th Stanley Cup..

Canadiens signed forward Cole Caufield to an eight-year contract extension worth $62.8 million.

Laval Rocket signed defenseman Olivier Galipeau to a one-year AHL contract.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone.

Flyers GM Danny Briere will listen to offers for goaltender Carter Hart.

Pierre LeBrun is reporting that the agent for Pierre-Luc Dubois has advised Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff that he will not sign another contract with Winnipeg.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Was Kent Hughes Sending a Message at the Combine?

The 2023 NHL Scouting Combine was held at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo this past week. 106 draft-eligible prospects participated in the week long event ahead of the NHL Entry Draft at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on June 28-29.

What did Kent Hughes have to say? Did he hint at his draft strategy?

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2023-06-03 04:15

Targeting Michkov, Smith or Benson | Canadiens Connection ep 246

This Week’s Show: Targeting Michkov, Smith or Benson

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Canadiens decline to offer a contract to goaltender Frederik Dichow; retain rights to Joe Vrbetic. Prospect Jack Gorniak has been removed from the Canadiens reserve list.

Canadiens have signed forward Michael Pezzetta to a two-year contract extension.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone.

Canadiens prospects Jared Davidson will play in the final for the Memorial Cup.

NHL & NHLPA reached an agreement about an on-ice training program this summer.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Guest: Director of Scouting - Hockey Prospect

Jerome Berube is the Director of Scouting for Hockey Prospect. This independent scouting service provides player evaluations to NHL and CHL teams. Each June, Hockey Prospect publish their NHL Draft Black Book, which contains extensive scouting reports and draft rankings.

Jerome joined Amy and Rick to discuss the upcoming NHL Draft and provided a scouting report on three players that should be in the conversation for the Canadiens with the fifth overall pick: Matvei Michkov, Will Smith and Zach Benson.

Berube also added three players who could be in the mix for Montreal with their second, first-round pick. And they had a discussion on the quality of goaltending prospects.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2023-05-27 04:15

Smith, Leonard or Reinbacher? | Canadiens Connection ep 245

This Week’s Show: Sportsnet - Smith, Leonard or Reinbacher?

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Cole Caufield and Juraj Slafkovsky are progressing well in their injury recovery.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone.

Canadiens prospect Lane Hutson has been turning heads at the 2023 IIHF World Championship.

Canadiens prospects Owen Beck and Jared Davidson are playing for the Memorial Cup. We have quotes from each of them.

Jim Nill, Don Sweeney and Bill Zito were named finalists for the General Manager of the Year Award.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Guest: Sportsnet's Draft Analyst Sam Cosentino

Sam Cosentino is one of the most knowledgeable draft experts in the industry. Cosentino's prospect rankings and mock drafts are among the most trusted by hockey fans. Sam appears regularly as hockey analyst on Sportsnet and the NHL Network.

Recently, Cosentino released the May Edition of his Top 32 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings. Sam joined Amy and Rick to discuss the NHL Draft and the options that the Montreal Canadiens will have with the fifth overall pick.

Cosentino provided a scouting report on three players that should be in the conversation for the Canadiens: Will Smith, Ryan Leonard and David Reinbacher. Sam also added six players who could be in the mix for Montreal with their second, first-round pick.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2023-05-20 04:33

Dvorsky in the Mix? | Canadiens Connection ep 244

This Week’s Show: Dvorsky in the Mix for the Habs?

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Nick Suzuki received the 2023 Sakura Award at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone.

Montreal Canadiens have seven players participating in the 2023 IIHF World Championship.

Canadiens prospect Jared Davidson is going to the Memorial Cup.

Could Gabe Perreault be picked by Montreal?

Big news from Arizona and Toronto this week.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Analyst Ranks Canadiens' Draft Options

Russ Cohen is a highly respected sports author, hockey analyst and prospect evaluator. Russ contributes to Sirius XM NHL Radio, EP Rinkside, and Off The Post Radio podcast.

On Thursday, Cohen released version 5.0 of his Top 45 ranking list for the 2023 NHL Draft.

Russ joined Amy and Rick to discuss the draft and the options that the Montreal Canadiens will have with the fifth overall pick.

Cohen provided a scouting report on four players that should be in the conversation for the Canadiens: Matvei Michkov, Zach Benson, Will Smith and Dalibor Dvorsky. He also added a value selection for Montreal with their second, first-round pick.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2023-05-13 05:00

First Round Gems | Canadiens Connection ep 243

This Week’s Show: First Round Gems

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Frederic Allard has signed with Lulea of the SHL and Otto Leskinen has returned Tappara in the Liiga.

For his leadership and community involvement, Jordan Harris is the Canadiens candidate for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone.

Following the NHL Draft Lottery, Montreal will choose fifth overall.

Quotes of the week from Kevin Weekes and Kent Hughes.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Mock the Montreal Canadiens First Round Picks

Montreal Canadiens fans have 11 draft picks in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, including two selections in the first round. It's yet to be determined where the second, first-round pick will fall, but we know that the Canadiens own the fifth overall pick in the draft.

At last year's draft, Kent Hughes acquired the 13th overall pick from the Islanders that he used to complete a trade with the Blackhawks for Kirby Dach.

Will Hughes use the second, first-round pick to create a Dach-like trade or could he use it to address the Canadiens goaltending need?

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2023-05-06 05:00

Habs Fans Endorse Rebuild | Canadiens Connection ep 242

This Week’s Show:

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Canadiens prospects Sean Farrell, Lane Hutson and Luke Tuch have been named to Team USA for the 2023 IIHF World Championship. Justin Barron and Sam Montembeault have been named to Team Canada.

Lucas Condotta was named the Laval Rocket winner of the AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Laval community.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone.

New draft rankings were released this week from TSN, SportsNet and The Athletic.

NHL has started to announce the finalists for the 2023 NHL Awards.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Habs Fans Endorse Rebuild.. But For How Long?

Canadiens fans supported their favorite team despite the Habs finishing in the bottom five of the standings again this past year. Did their attitudes towards the team change from the start to the end of the season?

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2023-04-29 04:00

Habs Off-season Priorities | Canadiens Connection ep 241

This Week’s Show: Habs Off-season Priorities

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Autoroute 50 will be renamed in honour of Guy Lafleur.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone.

Five Canadiens prospects are playing in the semi-final round of the CHL playoffs.

Winnipeg Jets head coach Rick Bowness delivered a blunt message to his players following the Jets' elimination from the playoffs.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Canadiens Most Pressing Off-Season Questions

Once again the NHL Entry Draft will make a significant impact towards the successful rebuild of the Montreal Canadiens. GM Kent Hughes and his hockey operations staff are in Switzerland with an eye on prospects playing at the 2023 IIHF U18 World Hockey Championship.

The draft is just one of the priorities for Hughes and the Habs during this busy summer. What are the most pressing off season questions for the Montreal Canadiens?

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2023-04-22 04:00

Vinzenz Rohrer Interview | Canadiens Connection ep 240

This Week’s Show: Vinzenz Rohrer Interview

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Rocket have signed defenseman Miguel Tourigny to a one-year AHL contract.

The Canadiens are one of 15 teams who will incur a bonus overage cap charge.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Laval Rocket playoff update. Canadiens prospects thriving in CHL playoffs.

Maple Leafs forward Michael Bunting has been suspended three playoff games.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Exclusive Interview with Habs Prospect Vinzenz Rohrer

Vinzenz Rohrer is an 18-year-old forward playing his second season for the Ottawa 67's. Last summer, the Canadiens selected Rohrer in the third round, 75th overall in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.

Michael recently sat down with Vinzenz for an exclusive Rocket Sports interview.

They discussed being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, his transition to North American hockey from Europe, his development in the OHL and his fascinating ways of coping with the mental aspects of the game.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
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Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.

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Release Date: 2023-04-15 05:00

Rebuild Advances to Phase 2 | Canadiens Connection ep 239

This Week’s Show

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Injury updates for all players.

David Savard was named winner of the Jacques Beauchamp-Molson Trophy. Nick Suzuki has been named the Molson Cup Player of the Year. 

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Laval Rocket have qualified for the AHL playoffs.

Anaheim, Pittsburgh, Washington and Columbus make personnel decisions.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Phase 2: Moving from Development to Ownership

The Montreal Canadiens 2022-'23 season has come to a close. The lottery, the draft and free agency will present some interesting opportunities for Habs fans to get excited about next season. The Canadiens are set to moving from a season of developing their young players to letting them take ownership of the team to progress together.

What did we learn?

What did the players say?

How is management evaluating the season and what are their plans for the future?

Segment 3: Have Your Say

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  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
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Release Date: 2023-04-08 05:00

Auditing our Bold Predictions | Canadiens Connection ep 238

This Week’s Show: Auditing our Bold Predictions

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Injury news regarding Sean Monahan. 

Goaltender Cayden Primeau and defenseman Corey Schueneman shuttled between Laval and Montreal and back.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quote of the week from Michael Pezzetta.

The Chicago Wolves of the AHL plan to become an independent team next season.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Auditing our Bold Predictions for the Habs Season

As we approach the end of the Montreal Canadiens season, we thought it was important to look back to the start of the campaign when we had hope, questions and predictions to evaluate how our pre-season thoughts measured up to reality.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

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Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.

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Release Date: 2023-04-01 05:00

Who's in Charge? | Canadiens Connection ep 237

This Week’s Show

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Injury news regarding Kirby Dach, Rafael Harvey-Pinard and David Savard. Joel Armia will return to the lineup.

Canadiens signed Sean Farrell and Jakub Dobes to a entry-level contracts. Rafael Harvey-Pinard is the Molson Cup recipient for the month of March.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Elliotte Friedman said that he believes the Jets and Canadiens have spoken about Pierre-Luc Dubois.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Who's in Charge? Managing Farrell & Primeau

Though different in the way they happened, two additions to the lineup this past week exposed an ugly side of hockey management that we weren't meant to see.

We discuss the lineup additions of Sean Farrell and Cayden Primeau and Marty St. Louis' reaction to them.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
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Release Date: 2023-03-25 05:00

Fans Demand Answers | Canadiens Connection ep 236

This Week’s Show: Habs Fans Demand Answers

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Injury news regarding Kaiden Guhle and Josh Anderson. Kirby Dach, Brendan Gallagher, Jordan Harris and Jake Evans returned to the lineup.

The Canadiens assigned forward Emil Heineman to the Laval Rocket.

Sean Farrell signing watch is on as his NCAA season is over. Jayden Struble made his pro debut for Laval.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

NHLPA released their annual player survey. NHL Department of Player Safety suspended  A.J. Greer; Mike Hoffman responded.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Rocket Sports Mailbag: Dach, Drouin, Dubois + more

It's the Spring edition of the Rocket Sports mailbag! We are always happy to hear from our Canadiens Connection listeners. The Habs may have less than 10 games remaining in the season but our listeners a lot on your minds this month.

We respond to questions on Kirby Dach, Kent Hughes, Jonathan Drouin, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Sean Monahan, Lane Hutson and more!

Segment 3: Have Your Say

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Release Date: 2023-03-18 05:00

Who Stays? Who Goes? | Canadiens Connection ep 235

This Week’s Show: Who Stays? Who Goes?

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Injury news regarding Christian Dvorak. Justin Barron returned to the lineup.

Canadiens signed defenseman Jayden Struble to an entry-level contract.

Sean Farrell is the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year and top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from Jayden Struble.

NHL GM meetings wrapped up after three days in Florida this week. Marty St-Louis and Vinny Lecavalier were inducted into the Tampa Bay Lightning Hall of Fame.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Kent Hughes Has Decisions to Make

Canadiens GM Kent Hughes spoke this week about injuries, development and the success of the season.

Kent Hughes and the entire Hockey Operations team have started to formulate their plans for next season including departures and potential acquisitions. Who should be part of the Montreal Canadiens depth chart for next season?

Segment 3: Have Your Say

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Release Date: 2023-03-11 04:00

Top Priorities for Habs Hockey Ops | Canadiens Connection ep 234

This Week’s Show: Top Priorities for Habs Hockey Ops

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Injury news regarding Brendan Gallagher, Kirby Dach and Arber Xhekaj. Kaiden Guhle returned to the lineup. Jake Allen and Mike Matheson earned Molson Cup honors.

Historic regular season in the books for Canadiens prospect Lane Hutson.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Canadiens nicknames and anniversary of the closing of the Montreal Forum.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Hockey Ops Top Priorities

We are just one month away from the close of the 2022-23 NHL regular season. With the Canadiens missing post-season play, Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes have limited time to evaluate their players ahead of important off-season decisions. But there are other priorities on their to-do lists!

There are also a few under-the-radar tasks that Canadiens management likely has eyes on.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

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  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
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Release Date: 2023-03-04 04:00

Trade Deadline Fizzle | Canadiens Connection ep 233

This Week’s Show: Trade Deadline Fizzle

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Injury news regarding Joel Armia, Kirby Dach and Arber Xhekaj. Joel Edmundson and  Kaiden Guhle returned to the lineup. 

Canadiens acquired forward Denis Gurianov from the Dallas Stars in exchange for forward Evgenii Dadonov. 

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Trade deadline coverage from TSN, Sportsnet and ESPN.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Canadiens Trade Deadline Grade

Winners & Losers of the NHL Trade Deadline

We assess the Canadiens trade deadline move and evaluate Kent Hughes' level of success towards adding assets, clearing cap space and removing obstacles for prospects.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

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Release Date: 2023-02-25 04:00

Trade Deadline Dilemma | Canadiens Connection ep 232

This Week’s Show: Trade Deadline Dilemma

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Injury news regarding Chris Wideman, Kirby Dach, Joel Edmundson, Sean Monahan, Joel Armia, Kaiden Guhle. Chris Tierney was claimed off waivers from the Florida Panthers. 

Joshua Roy was named QMJHL player of the week. 

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from Jake Allen.

Boston Bruins acquired defenceman Dmitry Orlov and forward Garnet Hathaway from Washington Capitals.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Down to the Wire for the Trade Deadline

New entry on the NHL Trade Board.

We discuss the Canadiens trade assets and likely opportunities with respect to Sean Monahan, Joel Edmundson, Josh Anderson, David Savard, Evgenii Dadonov and Mike Hoffman. What's the expectation that the Habs will also act as third party cap brokers?

Segment 3: Have Your Say

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Release Date: 2023-02-18 04:00

Tortorella's Impact on St. Louis | Canadiens Connection ep 231

This Week’s Show: John Tortorella's Impact on Marty St. Louis

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Sean Monahan practiced with teammates in a non-contact jersey. Arber Xhekaj and Justin Barron were injured this past week.

Sean Farrell was named the ECAC Forward of the Week.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from John Tortorella.

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Ryan O'Reilly in a blockbuster deal.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Managing Trade Deadline Expectations + Rebuilding Habs vs Flyers under Marty St. Louis and John Tortorella 

NHL Trade Board update.

The Canadiens and Flyers are just a few points apart in the standings and there are close connections between head coaches Marty St. Louis and John Tortorella.

How are these teams similar and what are the differences in the rebuilding paths that they have taken? What can we expect as the Canadiens meet the Flyers for the second time this season later this week?

FEATURE INTERVIEW: Bill Meltzer, contributor to Flyers.com and content manager for the Flyers Alumni Association joins us.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

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  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
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Release Date: 2023-02-10 19:00

Goals: Setting & Scoring | Canadiens Connection ep 230

This Week’s Show: Goal Setting & Goal Scoring

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

The Canadiens recalled Jesse Ylonen and Alex Belzile from Laval on an emergency basis. Jonathan Drouin practiced with his teammates in a regular jersey. Joel Armia skated with the team in a non-contact jersey. Joel Edmundson and Sean Monahan skated before practice after being off the ice throughout the break. Kaiden Guhle skated on his own.

Canadiens goaltender Sam Montembeault is the Molson Cup recipient for the month of January.

The Canadiens signed Jordan Harris to a two-year contract extension.

Lane Hutson of Boston University was named Hockey East Rookie of the Week and Hockey East Player of the Month for January.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from Nick Suzuki.

Reports: Marty Walsh will be named the next Executive Director of NHLPA.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Trade Bait + Habs Goal Setting

NHL Trade Board update.

The Canadiens have played more than 50 games of their 2022-'23 schedule. What should be the focus for the last third of the season?

Let's take a look at a nine players. What are their goals for the final 30 games?

Segment 3: Have Your Say

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Release Date: 2023-02-04 04:00

Trade Rumblings | Canadiens Connection ep 229

This Week’s Show: Trade Rumblings

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Cole Caufield underwent shoulder surgery. Owen Beck made his NHL debut. No Canadiens medical update this week.

Jesse Ylonen and Alex Belzile returned to the Laval Rocket. Habs prospect Riley Kidney was named forward of the month (January) by the QMJHL.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from Nick Suzuki. Gary Bettman celebrated his 30th anniversary as NHL Commissioner. US viewership is down.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Habs HOT TOPICS: True or False?

It's our latest edition of a segment we call True or False. We tackle hot topics that Montreal Canadiens fans are currently discussing and answer true or false type questions.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

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Release Date: 2023-01-28 04:00

Trade Deadline Primer | Canadiens Connection ep 228

This Week’s Show: Trade Deadline Primer

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Cole Caufield announced that he will undergo shoulder surgery. Canadiens recalled forward Owen Beck from the Peterborough Petes on an emergency basis. The Habs have hired a Mental Performance Coach.

Cayden Primeau returned to the Laval Rocket. Habs prospect Vinzenz Rohrer returned to the Ottawa 67s lineup on Friday night.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from Cole Caufield and Trevor Letowski.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke to the media during a visit to Montreal.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Habs Trade Deadline Primer 

The NHL trade deadline is just over a month away. Once again this year, it presents an opportunity for the Montreal Canadiens to add assets, reshape their roster and to trim their salary cap. We check in on last year's deadline deals and discuss the Canadiens current trade list ranked from 'least likely' to 'most likely' to be traded.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

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Release Date: 2023-01-21 04:00

Balancing Wins, Development | Canadiens Connection ep 227

This Week’s Show: Balancing Wins & Development

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Cole Caufield suffered a season-ending injury to his right shoulder and will undergo surgery.

Joel Armia and Jonathan Drouin will be out until after the the All-Star break. Jake Evans will be out up to ten weeks. Juraj Slafkovsky will be out for three months.

Fan balloting is underway for the 2023 Hobey Baker Award.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki.

NHL Player Safety announced that Canadiens defenseman Mike Matheson has been fined $5,000 for interference against Panthers forward Eric Staal.

A Cree woman from northern Quebec had a 10-minute video chat with Canadiens goaltender Carey Price.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - State of the Canadiens

Kent Hughes became GM of the Montreal Canadiens on January 18, 2022. This week, celebrating his first anniversary in the position, Hughes provided a 40-minute, mid-season 'state of the team' update. Here are seven takeaways from the general manager's media availability.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2023-01-14 04:00

Habs Mid-Season Report | Canadiens Connection ep 226

This Week’s Show

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Canadiens announced that Brendan Gallagher will be out a minimum of six weeks. Canadiens recalled forward Jesse Ylonen from the Laval Rocket. 

Canadiens prospect Jakub Dobes was named Big Ten Hockey first star of the week. Justin Barron and Anthony Richard will represent the Laval Rocket at the AHL All Star Classic next month. Connor Bedard was No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm rankings for North American skaters.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from P.K Subban.

Canadiens have arranged to provide French language instruction.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Mid-Season Report and Player Grades

The Canadiens have completed the first half of the season. It's time to review how the team, the players and the management have done and how they met, exceeded or came short of expectations and award our grades.

We revisited our bold predictions that we made prior to the start of the season.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2023-01-07 04:00

Looking for Solutions | Canadiens Connection ep 225

This Week’s Show: Looking for Solutions

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

David Savard returned to the lineup against the Predators. Kaiden Guhle will be out a minimum eight weeks with a lower-body injury. Mike Matheson, Sean Monahan and Brendan Gallagher will be out two weeks. Jake Allen was presented with the Molson Cup. Nick Suzuki will be going to the All-Star game.

Canadiens prospects shone brightly at the 2023 World Junior Championship. CHL trades for Owen Beck and Riley Kidney.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from P.K Subban.

Career simulation for Juraj Slafkovsky.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - All Habs Hot Stove

In our first big topic segment of 2023, let's hit five current hot topics being posed and debated by fans of the Montreal Canadiens. It's time for the All Habs Hot Stove!

Trade Speculation: Will Joel Edmundson be the first to go?

Development Project: Is it time for Juraj Slafkovsky to be sent to Laval?

Goal Drought: Which Canadiens forward has yet to light the lamp this season, and, will he ever score again?

NHL Draft 2023: Is Connor Bedard a 'generational' player?

Points Slide: How low can the Canadiens go in the standings?

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2022-12-31 03:00

Fixing the Habs | Canadiens Connection ep 224

This Week’s Show: Fixing the Habs

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Brendan Gallagher returned to the lineup against the Panthers. Kaiden Guhle left Thursday's game in the third period and did not practice on Friday.

Notable Canadiens prospects at the 2023 World Junior Championship. 

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from Marty St. Louis.

New York Rangers made forward Alexis Lafreniere a healthy scratch on Thursday.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Best Moments of the 2022-23 Season, So Far

In just over a week, we will be at the midpoint of the 2022-23 NHL season. And along with the calendar turning to a new year, we thought it would be a perfect time to remind ourselves (and our listeners) of some of the best moments of the Canadiens season, so far.

While discussing how to fix the Habs, it's important to acknowledge what has gone right too. To do that we will turn the Rocket Sports spotlight on two games in October, just eight days apart.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2022-12-24 03:00

Santa's Mailbag | Canadiens Connection ep 223

This Week’s Show: Santa's Mailbag

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

David Savard was placed on IR. Anthony Richard was recalled from Laval. Rem Pitlick was assigned to the Rocket.

2023 World Junior Championship tournament begins on Boxing Day.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from Michael Pezzetta, Nick Suzuki, Jake Evans, Kirby Dach and Chris Wideman.

Alex Ovechkin passed Gordie Howe for second on the NHL goals list. Montreal Canadiens announced a P.K. Subban night.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Mailbag: Winger for Suzuki, Caufield? + More!

We are always thrilled to hear from our Canadiens Connection listeners! So let's open the Rocket Sports mailbag for the final time this calendar year! Habs fans from all over the continent have filled our inbox with a variety of thought-provoking questions..

You asked questions about Juraj Slafkovsky's development, a winger for Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield, a goaltender who could be a Canadiens trade target and our favorite hockey-related Christmas gift.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2022-12-17 04:00

Future Watch | Canadiens Connection ep 222

This Week’s Show: Habs Future Watch

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

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David Savard and Sean Monahan will be out two to three weeks. Mike Matheson returned to the lineup.

Former Canadiens Yvon Lambert and Mike Keane have been named honorary captains for the 2023 AHL All-Star Classic.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quote of the week from Jake Allen.

News from the NHL Board of Governors meeting, Forbes team valuations and NHL trade board.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Future Watch: Predicting the Success of the Rebuild

In our big topic segment, we look into the Rocket Sports crystal ball to gaze into the future of the Montreal Canadiens.

In three years, will the Canadiens be: A wild card team? An Atlantic division favorite? A Cup contender?

How long will Habs fans be patient with a Gorton-Hughes rebuild?

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2022-12-10 04:00

Hot Topics: Change My Mind | Canadiens Connection ep 221

This Week’s Show: Hot Topics - Change My Mind

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

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Brendan Gallagher will be out at least two weeks with a lower-body injury. Nick Suzuki was named the Molson Cup winner for the month of November.

There will be a strong representation of Canadiens prospects at the World Junior Championships. 

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from Canadiens defenceman Jayden Struble, Johnathan Kovacevic and Nick Suzuki.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Hot Topics: Change My Mind

In our big topic segment, we play a round of 'change my mind' tackling six hot topics being discussed in Montreal about the Canadiens this week including Kirby Dach, Kaiden Guhle, Arber Xhekaj and Carey Price. 

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2022-12-03 04:00

Focus on Caufield, Monahan, Allen | Canadiens Connection ep 220

This Week’s Show: Focus on Caufield, Monahan, Allen

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Brendan Gallagher is out with a lower-body injury. Canadiens placed Mike Hoffman on IR, recalled Rem Pitlick from Laval. The Canadiens have hired Teddy Purcell as a pro scout.

Canadiens prospect update. The Rocket recalled goaltender Joe Vrbetic from the Trois-Rivieres Lions. Cayden Primeau did not travel to Abbotsford with the team.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from Canadiens defenceman Jordan Harris.

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Kris Letang will be out indefinitely after he had a stroke.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Listener's Choice: Top-5 Issues for Hughes to Resolve

For the first eight weeks of the season, the spotlight has primarily been on the new roster of the Montreal Canadiens and its rookies: who would be in the lineup and how would they perform?

Now, the focus will shift slightly to Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes. What has been accomplished in the first year under Gorton?

And what decisions will be made on looming issues before the Christmas break and leading up to the trade deadline? These are the top-5 issues that you, the listeners, asked us to explore. They include questions about Juraj Slafkovsky, Cole Caufield, Jake Allen and Sean Monahan.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2022-11-26 04:00

First Quarter Grades | Canadiens Connection ep 219

This Week’s Show: First Quarter Grades

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

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Mike Matheson made his Canadiens debut. Mike Hoffman is out with a lower-body injury.

Canadiens prospect update.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from former Canadiens equipment manager Pierre Gervais.

Hockey news and notes: Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman Borje Salming passed away at the age of 71.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Quarter Season Grades + Michael Pezzetta

The Montreal Canadiens have crossed the quarter pole of the season and find themselves higher in the NHL standings than anyone expected. Who are the stars and  overachieving players who helped create the first quarter team success and who are the players who struggled?

Canadiens forward Michael Pezzetta joined us for an exclusive interview to talk about his season and his contribution to the Movember campaign.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Rocket Sports Movember campaign update.
  • Interview with Todd Minerson, Movember Canada Country Director.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2022-11-19 04:00

Won’t Back Down | Canadiens Connection ep 218

This Week’s Show: Habs Won’t Back Down

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

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Jonathan Drouin out 4 to 6 weeks with an injury. Emil Heineman was loaned to Leksand (SHL). Mike Matheson will make his Canadiens debut. Canadiens wore their Reverse Retro 2.0 jerseys for the first time on Tuesday. Jake Allen was awarded the Jean Béliveau trophy for community involvement.

Canadiens prospect update: Riley Kidney, Cedrick Guidon and Owen Beck.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from Jake Allen and Nick Suzuki.

Hockey news and notes: Teemu Selanne and Teppo Numminen were inducted into the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame on Thursday.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Canadiens New Motto + Updating their Direction

The Montreal Canadiens have a new motto for the season. It is expressed in their style of play and in a song they enjoy in the dressing room after every win.

We revisit the list of 10 key issues we raised at the start of the season. The answers help to detail the story of the first two months of the Canadiens' season and what fans have to look forward to going forward.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

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  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
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Release Date: 2022-11-12 04:00

Habs Going Off Script | Canadiens Connection ep 217

This Week’s Show: Habs Going Off Script

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Canadiens placed Rem Pitlick on waivers. Josh Anderson and Juraj Slafkovsky were each  suspended two games for boarding.

Canadiens prospect update: Filip Mesar and Joshua Roy. Development happened this week in Laval when Canadiens development staff ran practice.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from Filip Mesar and JF Houle.

Hockey news and notes: Daniel Alfredsson, Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. The World Cup of Hockey will not be played in February 2024. P.K. Subban signed a multi-year contract with ESPN.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Results Not According to Plan

Canadiens head coach Marty St. Louis said that this season would be defined by intent not results. Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes have said that the focus should be on sustainable, long-term development.

The Canadiens are currently 20th in the standings which places them outside a top-10 pick in the NHL Entry Draft. This has been achieved with Joel Edmundson and Mike Matheson missing considerable time to start the 2022-23 campaign as well as learning that Carey Price will be unable to play this season.

What has contributed to their success and how does this change plans for management?

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Release Date: 2022-11-05 04:00

Special Guest: TSN's John Lu | Canadiens Connection ep 216

This Week’s Show: Special Guest - TSN's John Lu

Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki are the Molson Cup recipients for October. Joel Edmundson made his season debut in Winnipeg. Evgenii Dadonov was placed on injured reserve.

Tough start to the season for the Laval Rocket. Canadiens prospect update.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from Joel Edmundson and Arber Xhekaj.

Hockey news and notes: The Ottawa Senators have begun the process to sell the team and Sportico has announced annual franchise valuations.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Special Guest: TSN's John Lu on Montreal and the Canadiens.

When the Canadiens visited Winnipeg, two familiar faces were anchoring the game coverage for TSN: John Lu as the host and Dan Robertson as the play-by-play announcer. Until recently, both gentlemen were prominent members of the Montreal broadcast staff for TSN.

TSN reporter John Lu joined Amy Johnson and Rick Stephens to discuss:

  • His homecoming: leaving a dream job in Montreal to take another in Winnipeg.
  • How he is beloved in Montreal by fans and appreciated by members of the Canadiens.
  • His signature Montreal wardrobe and if there will be changes?
  • About Joel Edmundson's return to the lineup playing in front of family and friends.
  • And will Pierre-Luc Dubois' future be in Winnipeg or Montreal?

It was an exclusive, comprehensive interview with one of this country's foremost sports reporters who has covered the Montreal Canadiens for the past 15 years.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@AllHabs) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.

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Release Date: 2022-10-29 05:00

Habs Goaltending Report | Canadiens Connection ep 215

This Week’s Show: Habs Goaltending ReportSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Canadiens acquired defenceman Nicolas Beaudin from Blackhawks for forward Cam Hillis. Canadiens prospect update. Laval Rocket acquired forward Riley McKay from the Rockford Icehogs for future considerations. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from Carey Price. Hockey news and notes: Philadelphia Flyers claimed forward Kieffer Bellows off waivers. Goaltender Devan Dubnyk has officially announced his retirement from the NHL after 12 NHL seasons. Segment 2: BIG Topic - The Canadiens Goaltending ReportThe goaltending situation for the Montreal Canadiens has taken a monumental shift in the last year, moving from a dominant, franchise player to a tandem with considerable uncertainty. In addition, the management has acknowledged that there is no heir apparent to the number one goaltending job on the horizon. So let's take a deep dive into the realm of goaltending in the Canadiens organization. Amateur Prospects: Emmett Croteau, Frederik Dichow, Jakub Dobes Pro Development: Joe Vrbetic, Cayden Primeau Holding the Fort: Sam Montembeault, Jake Allen Hockey Hall of Fame Worthy: Carey Price Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET. See terms at sportsbook dot draftkings dot com slash football terms.

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Release Date: 2022-10-22 05:00

Habs Mailbag: Goals for Caufield? | Canadiens Connection ep 214

This Week’s Show: Habs Mailbag: Goals for Caufield?Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Jake and Shannon Allen welcomed a third child to their family. Cayden Primeau was briefly recalled from Laval and returned. Juraj Slafkovsky is out day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Rem Pitlick will take his spot in the lineup. Joel Armia and Joel Edmundson are skating with the team in non-contact jerseys. They are not yet cleared to play. Carey Price will meet the media on October 24th to update his status. Canadiens prospect update: Owen Beck, Filip Mesar, Logan Mailloux, Miguel Tourigny. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from Kaiden Guhle, Juraj Slafkovsky and Arber Xhekaj. Hockey news and notes: Florida Panthers signed forward Eric Staal to a one-year contract. Montreal Canadiens unveiled their new Reverse Retro 2.0 jersey. Segment 2: BIG Topic - All Habs Mailbag: How Many Goals for Cole Caufield? + More of Your Questions!We are always thrilled to hear from our Canadiens Connection listeners! So let's open the All Habs Hockey Magazine mailbag for the first time this season! Habs fans from all over the continent have filled our inbox with all sorts of fascinating questions. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET. See terms at sportsbook dot draftkings dot com slash football terms.

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Release Date: 2022-10-15 05:00

Creating Habs Offense | Canadiens Connection ep 213

This Week’s Show: Creating Habs OffenseSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Defenseman Logan Mailloux was assigned to the London Knights (OHL.) Forward Filip Mesar was assigned to the Kitchener Rangers (OHL.) Mike Matheson was placed on injured reserve. Corey Schueneman was recalled from the Laval Rocket. Canadiens signed defenseman William Trudeau to a three-year, entry-level contract. Carey Price will meet the media next week to update his status. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from Nick Suzuki and Derek Lalonde. Hockey news and notes: Members of the Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup winning team received their championship rings this week. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Habs Guide to Creating OffenseWhen the Canadiens made a surprise move in February to hire Martin St. Louis as the head coach, there were many who questioned if he was the right choice. St. Louis had zero coaching experience. But could he find a way to inspire a team to play the way that he did? Can he bring structure to a more skilled lineup? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800- GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (http://ccpg.org/chat) (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1- 800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. Bet must win. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Free Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Free bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Free Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 1/15/23. See terms at http://draftkings.com/sportsbook (draftkings.com/sportsbook).

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Release Date: 2022-10-08 05:00

10 Bold Predictions | Canadiens Connection ep 212

This Week’s Show: 10 Bold PredictionsSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Mike Matheson, Mike Hoffman and Christian Dvorak missed practice on Friday. Matheson took a therapy day, while Hoffman and Dvorak have been added to the injury list with upper-body injuries. Kent Hughes hinted that Paul Byron may be headed to LTIR. Canadiens signed Owen Beck and Logan Mailloux to their three-year, entry-level contracts. Laval Rocket will play exhibition games on Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from Marty St. Louis and Juraj Slafkovsky. Hockey news and notes: Mat Barzal, Jason Robertson and MacKenzie Weegar received big paydays this week. Former NHL goaltender Dave Dryden passed away this week at the age of 81. Segment 2: BIG Topic - 10 Bold Predictions for the 2022-'23 Montreal Canadiens + Final RosterWith just a short time remaining until the Montreal Canadiens open the 2022-'23 regular season, we take one more look at the construction of the roster revisiting our projections from last week. It's also the perfect time to make our prognostications for the new season. Amy Johnson joins us to help with the 10 bold predictions from our RSM panel. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800- GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (http://ccpg.org/chat) (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1- 800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. Bet must win. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Free Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Free bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Free Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 1/15/23. See terms at http://draftkings.com/sportsbook (draftkings.com/sportsbook).

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Release Date: 2022-10-01 05:00

Spotlight on Slafkovsky | Canadiens Connection ep 211

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Nick Suzuki and Madison Bowey were full participants for Saturday's practice. Josh Anderson returned to practice after recovering from a hand injury. Twenty-three players were cut from Canadiens training camp on Friday. Laval Rocket training camp will open on Sunday. Canadiens signed goaltender Jake Allen to a two-year contract extension with an AAV of $3.85 million. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from Kent Hughes, Jeff Gorton and Adam Nicholas. Hockey news and notes: Jeff Petry was fined $5,000 by NHL Department of Player Safety. Nashville Predators will play SC Bern in an exhibition game in Switzerland on Monday. Mitch Marner could be used as defenseman for Maple Leafs this season. The 50th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series victory was celebrated. Segment 2: BIG Topic - It's still early but there are rumblings of concern about the play of first overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky. The 18-year-old has not yet scored in a Canadiens jersey which includes two games at the Prospects Challenge and two exhibition games.. The Canadiens training camp roster has been trimmed and more cuts are on the way. With just over a week until the start of the regular season, who will make the Canadiens opening night roster? Michael and Rick reveal their early selections of forwards, defenceman and goaltenders that could start the season in Montreal. Which rookie will find his way into the lineup? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET....

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Release Date: 2022-09-24 05:00

Most Pressing Questions | Canadiens Connection ep 210

This Week’s Show: Most Pressing QuestionsSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Canadiens training camp opened with 74 players at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Josh Anderson, Jake Evans, Nick Suzuki and Joel Edmundson have been added to the injury list. The annual Canadiens Red - White intrasquad scrimmage takes place on Sunday afternoon at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens eight-game pre-season schedule begins on Monday vs the New Jersey Devils. The Trois-Rivieres Lions are preparing for their second season in the ECHL which will get underway on October 21st in T-R. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from David Savard, Kaiden Guhle and Jordan Harris. Hockey news and notes: Nathan MacKinnon signed an eight-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. Keith Yandle, Zdeno Chara and P.K. Subban announced their retirements from hockey. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Ten of the Most Pressing Questions About the Montreal Canadiens for 2022-'23 AND exclusive Owen Beck InterviewIn a season where the Montreal Canadiens are not forecasted to make the playoffs, fans will have to moderate their expectations. Player development will be the primary objective. As training camp is underway, there are a number of key issues that remain unanswered. In this segment, we present our first look at the 10 most pressing questions about the Montreal Canadiens for 2022-23. Rocket Sports exclusive: Interview with Canadiens prospect Owen Beck. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET. See terms at sportsbook...

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Release Date: 2022-09-20 06:41

Season Preparations with Jean-Francois Houle | Press Zone ep. 273 - The Press Zone

Welcome to The Press Zone for hockey prospects on Rocket Sports Radio! This premier podcast is featured on http://ahlreport.com (The AHL Report), and provides hockey fans with the latest news, analysis, and commentary regarding the Montreal Canadiens, Laval Rocket, and teams all around the AHL. Our podcast hosts Rick Stephens (http://twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) and Amy Johnson (http://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) will provide information on the American Hockey League, as well as the ECHL, junior hockey leagues, international hockey, prospects, and potential NHL draftees.  It’s an informative and entertaining weekly show brought to you by a team of credentialed, knowledgeable hockey journalists! Segment 1: Montreal Canadiens & Laval RocketEvaluating the Habs' 2022 rookie camp Segment 2: Exclusive Interview - Jean-Francois HouleRick and Amy sit down for a one-on-one interview with Laval's head coach, Jean-Francois Houle, who served as head coach for the Canadiens throughout rookie camp Upcoming features this week at AHLReport.com Check out the Canadiens Connection podcast! https://ahl.report/join-the-ahl-report-team-hockey-news/ (Join Our Team!) Check out a new episode of The Press Zone for hockey prospects every Tuesday, where Amy and Rick talk about prospects in the AHL, ECHL, NCAA, OHL, and European leagues. They also take a closer look at other AHL teams, news, entertainment, and special events around the American Hockey League. Plus, don’t miss our daily game recaps, player profiles and league news on http://ahl.report/ (AHL Report). Follow all the action on social media: http://twitter.com/theahlreport (Twitter), http://facebook.com/ahlreport (Facebook), http://instagram.com/ahlreport (Instagram). DraftKings Promo Code: THPN http://BuyRaycon.com/THPN15 (BuyRaycon.com/THPN15) If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800- GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1- 800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Opt in req. 1 Stepped Up Same Game Parlay Token issued per eligible game. Min $1 bet. Max bet limits apply. Min. 3-leg. Each leg min. -300 odds, total bet +100 odds or longer. Profit boosted up to 100% (10+ legs for 100% boost). See T&C at sportsbook.draftkings.com/footballterms.

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Release Date: 2022-09-17 05:00

Next Generation Habs | Canadiens Connection ep 209

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Juraj Slafkovsky made his debut in a Canadiens jersey, playing well in the rookie tournament. Roster news - Canadiens announced RBC as their official game jersey sponsor. Nick Suzuki was named the 31st captain in Canadiens history. Joel Edmundson and Brendan Gallagher are the alternate captains. Habs prospect report - 2022 Prospects Challenge is underway in Buffalo, NY. Owen Beck and Filip Mesar have been standouts so far. Kaiden Guhle will play on Sunday versus Ottawa. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from Nick Suzuki, Josh Anderson and Arber Xhekaj. Hockey news and notes: Blake Wheeler was removed as captain of the Winnipeg Jets.  Patrick Roy, GM and head coach of the Quebec Remparts, was suspended for one game and fined $5,000 after a pre-season match. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Get Excited About Prospects!Canadiens fans have reason to be optimistic about the growing number of talented prospects in the organization. The Athletic's NHL Pipeline Rankings listed the Buffalo Sabres as first and the Montreal Canadiens ranked seventh. Both rookie teams faced each other at the 2022 Prospects Challenge in Buffalo. Joe Yerdon, Buffalo-based NHL reporter from the Maintenance Day podcast, joined us for an informative discussion about prospects. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET. See terms at sportsbook dot draftkings dot com slash football terms.

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Release Date: 2022-09-10 05:00

Habs Betting on Dach | Canadiens Connection ep 208

This Week’s Show: Habs Betting on Kirby DachSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Juraj Slafkovsky participated in the NHLPA Rookie Showcase. Canadiens signed Kirby Dach to a four-year, $13.45 million contract. Kent Hughes confirmed that Carey Price will be placed on the offseason long-term injured reserve list. Canadiens signed Cayden Primeau to a three-year, one-way contract extension worth $2.67 million. Jonathan Drouin will wear sweater number 27 for the upcoming season. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from Juraj Slafkovsky, Kent Hughes, Kirby Dach and Cayden Primeau. Hockey news and notes: Senators signed forward Tim Stutzle to an eight-year, $66.8 million contract extension. Mathieu Perreault announced his retirement from hockey, will join TVA Sports. Joel Bouchard and Michel Therrien have been added to TVA Sports for their Saturday Night Hockey broadcasts. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Fan Goals!Canadiens fans have endured the 2021-22 season where their favorite team finished last in the NHL, 32nd overall. They are being asked to support a squad who is expected to be in the bottom five of the standings again this upcoming season. What are their goals? The Athletic reported the results of a Canadiens fan survey that drew almost 3000 responses. We'll touch on their survey and provide some insight from our own large fan community. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET. See terms at sportsbook dot draftkings dot com slash football terms.

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Release Date: 2022-09-03 05:00

The Case for Captain | Canadiens Connection ep 207

This Week’s Show: The Case for the Next Canadiens CaptainSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens announced that the Jonathan Drouin annual golf tournament raised $1.1M for the CHUM Foundation. It was reported that one of the options being discussed for Kirby Dach is a 4-year contract at $3.5M AAV. Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket signed forward Brett Stapley to a one-year, one-way contract. Canadiens prospect Logan Mailloux continues to recover from shoulder surgery. He won't be able to be a full participant in camp. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from Dominique Ducharme, Nick Suzuki, Sean Monahan and Kent Hughes. Hockey news and notes: Blues signed free agent Tyler Pitlick to a professional tryout contract. Reportedly, the Rangers are trying to trade defenceman Nils Lundkvist. Canadiens Hall of Famer Ken Dryden 'wished he could have been a fan' for the 1972 Summit Series. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Habs Leaders: Ready for Prime Time?Kent Hughes has declared that the Canadiens will name a team captain for the 2022-'23 season. Front-runners include Nick Suzuki, Brendan Gallagher and Joel Edmundson. The announcement is expected in the next few weeks. We discuss Canadiens' captains in history, current NHL fraternity of captains and how management can rebuild the leadership component of the team. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET. See terms at sportsbook dot draftkings dot com slash football terms.

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Release Date: 2022-08-27 05:00

Repairing Habs Prospect Development | Canadiens Connection ep 206

This Week’s Show: Repairing the Habs Prospect Development SystemSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - The Canadiens announced that Sean Monahan will be wearing sweater number 91 this season. Joel Armia is training with Pori Assat in his hometown as he prepares for training camp. Juraj Slafkovsky will attend the 12th annual NHLPA Rookie Showcase on September 6th in Arlington, Virginia. Habs prospect report - Joshua Roy and Riley Kidney won gold at the 2022 World Junior Championship. Goaltending prospect Jakub Dobes was on the ice this week as practice for the Ohio State team got underway. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from Owen Beck, Eric Crawford and Nick Bobrov. Hockey news and notes: NHL is going ahead with plans for a World Cup of Hockey in February 2024. Canadiens Hall of Famer Ken Dryden and his family are fans of Carey Price. NHL Pipeline Rankings: Canadiens rank No. 7. Segment 2: BIG Topic - One That Got Away: Charlie LindgrenJeff Gorton and Kent Hughes are dedicated to ushering in a new era in the evolution of the Montreal Canadiens particularly in the area of player development. Hughes has committed to putting the resources and supports in place to develop more positive relationships with players to (quote) "get the best out of everyone" and have "everyone pulling together."  Pulling together in the same direction wasn't the case during the tenure of Marc Bergevin. The development of many promising prospects was stunted or left unfulfilled until they moved to other organizations. Charlie Lindgren had a stellar season in 2021-22 with the St Louis Blues organization including impressive wins over the Canadiens and the Laval Rocket. In the off-season, Lindgren signed a three-year, $3.3M contract with the Washington Capitals. Exclusive interview Rocket Sports with Washington Capitals goaltender Charlie Lindgren. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! ?If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only....

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Release Date: 2022-08-20 05:00

Accelerating Habs Rebuild | Canadiens Connection ep 205

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens relinquished the rights to prospect Brett Stapley. Canadiens acquired forward Sean Monahan and a conditional first-round pick in 2025 from the Calgary Flames in exchange for future considerations. Habs prospect report - Canadiens prospect Jayden Struble will reportedly return to Northeastern University next season for his senior year. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: Nashville Predators will host the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. Former Canadiens forward Cedric Paquette has signed a contract with Dinamo Minsk. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Habs GM Leverages Dire OutlookThe rebuild of the Montreal Canadiens took another significant step this week after GM Kent Hughes acquired a conditional first-round draft pick in 2025. That gives Montreal five first-round picks over the next three drafts. Hughes was in a position to receive this asset due to LTIR cap space potentially provided by Carey Price's lingering knee injury. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! ?If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-08-13 05:00

Mailbag: Allen, Dubois, Slafkovsky | Canadiens Connection ep 204

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Juraj Slafkovsky dominated an awards gala in Slovakia being named the Best Forward, Best Player Under 20 and the Slovak Player of the Year. Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket hired Charles Juneau as video coach. Canadiens prospects Jan Mysak, Oliver Kapanen, Petteri Nurmi, Riley Kidney and Joshua Roy each contributing to their national team at the World Junior Championship. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the Week from Evgenii Dadonov. Hockey news and notes: Flames signed defenseman Josh Brook. Panthers named Sylvain Lefebvre as an assistant coach. Hurricanes forward Max Pacioretty and Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner out with significant injuries. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Dubois? Allen? Slafkovsky? Developing Prospects? All Habs Mailbag!This week, we answered listener questions and reacted to your comments about current issues facing the Montreal Canadiens. After a difficult season and a successful draft, it appears that hope for the future has returned. The topics that you wanted to talk about include the potential trade of Pierre-Luc Dubois, developing Canadiens prospects, fan opinions of Jake Allen, and predictions for next season including for Juraj Slafkovsky. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! ?If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-08-06 05:00

Breakthroughs and Bouncebacks | Canadiens Connection ep 203

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens' video coach, Mario Leblanc stepped down from his position. Daniel Harvey was promoted to video coach with the Canadiens from Laval. Canadiens hired former Panthers scout Billy Ryan as Director of Player Evaluation. Habs prospect report - Riley Kidney and Joshua Roy will represent Canada at the 2022 World Junior Championship. Oliver Kapanen and Petteri Nurmi will play for Team Finland. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the Week from Max Pacioretty. Hockey news and notes: Flames signed forward Jonathan Huberdeau. Where do the Canadiens rank this season in contract efficiency? Segment 2: BIG Topic - Breakthroughs and Bounce-backsThe Canadiens opening night roster is far from being set in stone. Kent Hughes has work yet to do if he is to achieve his off-season goal of greater cap flexibility. But as we look at the current roster, there are opportunities for several young-guns to have breakthrough seasons. And for others, coming off less than a stellar year, they are candidates for a bounce-back season. We'll discuss Cole Caufield, Brendan Gallagher, Justin Barron, Kirby Dach, Nick Suzuki and other Canadiens. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week: Would you support individual goal songs for Montreal Canadiens players? Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! ?If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-07-23 05:00

Who Will Blink on Dubois? | Canadiens Connection ep 201

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - The Canadiens signed goaltender Samuel Montembeault and Rem Pitlick to two-year, one-way contract extensions. Habs prospect report - The Laval Rocket signed forward Emile Poirier and goaltenders Philippe Desrosiers and Joe Vrbetic to a one-year, two-way AHL contracts and signed defenceman Alex Green, forward Gabriel Bourque and goaltender Kevin Poulin to one-year, one-way AHL contracts. Canadiens prospects Luke Tuch, Blake Biondi and Lane Hutson have been invited to the NJEC by USA Hockey. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the Week from Jeff Gorton, Stephane Waite, Mike Matheson and Kirby Dach. Hockey news and notes: Jets signed forward Pierre-Luc Dubois to a one-year, $6.0 million contract. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Who Will Blink on Dubois? Pierre-Luc Dubois would like to play for the Habs but he was signed to a contract by Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Winnipeg Jets. Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens would like to make a trade happen. But each general manager is playing a patient game. Who will blink first? Dubois situation from the Canadiens perspective. Dubois situation from the Jets perspective. Rocket Sports contributor Mike Raschle joins us to offer his perspective of the situation. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! ?If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-07-16 05:00

Free Agent Envy + Petry Trade | Canadiens Connection ep 200

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens signed Corey Schueneman, Michael Pezzetta, Alex Belzile, Joel Teasdale and Nate Schnarr to one-year contract extensions. Montreal also signed Juraj Slafkovsky and Filip Mesar to a three-year, entry-level contracts. Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket signed Ryan Francis and Brennan Saulnier to one-year AHL contracts. A successful development camp was held from July 10 to 13th. We reveal our 3-stars from the camp! Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: Former Canadiens Artturi Lehkonen, Mikhail Sergachev and Charlie Lindgren each signed new contracts. Segment 2: BIG Topic - The Hughes ProjectAfter a successful NHL Draft, the Canadiens GM had to quickly switch his focus. While Habs fans looked on with envy at teams signing big-name players to blockbuster deals, Kent Hughes had to steer clear of the highly-prized free agents to focus on pressing issues with his club. We discuss the complete Hughes dossier: Juraj Slafkovsky, Logan Mailloux, Carey Price, Jeff Petry and Pierre-Luc Dubois. PROGRAM NOTE: Stay tuned until the end of the podcast as we react to breaking news on Jeff Petry. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. TRADE ALERT: Instant reaction to Canadiens trading Jeff Petry to Pittsburgh. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! ?If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-07-09 05:00

Draft Extravaganza | Canadiens Connection ep 199

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - NHL released its 2022-23 regular season schedule for all 32 teams including the Canadiens. Montreal Canadiens announced the addition of four new team ambassadors: Guy Carbonneau, Vincent Damphousse, Patrice Brisebois and Chris Nilan. Canadiens selected forward Juraj Slafkovsky with the first overall pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. The Montreal Canadiens traded defenceman Alexander Romanov to the New York Islanders and acquired forward Kirby Dach from the Chicago Blackhawks. Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket signed forward Danick Martel to a one-year, one-way AHL contract. Rocket signed forward Brandon Gignac to a two-year, one-way AHL contract. Annual development camp will be held from July 10 to 13th at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: Avalanche GM Joe Sakic named the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year. There were a number of NHL teams making transactions with Canadiens' connections. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Draft ExtravaganzaAfter weeks of speculation, the debate is over, the mystery has been solved and the Montreal Canadiens have made their choice: Juraj Slafkovsky was selected as the first overall pick. Kent Hughes traded Alexander Romanov and pick No. 98 to the New York Islanders for pick No. 13. Hughes then traded picks 13 and 66 to the Chicago Blackhawks for Kirby Dach. We will discuss all of the Canadiens picks and the events of the Draft weekend. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! ?If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-07-05 07:20

Quiet Before the Storm | Press Zone ep. 263 - The Press Zone

Welcome to The Press Zone for hockey prospects on Rocket Sports Radio! This premier podcast is featured on http://ahlreport.com (The AHL Report), and provides hockey fans with the latest news, analysis, and commentary regarding the Montreal Canadiens, Laval Rocket, and teams all around the AHL. Our podcast hosts Rick Stephens (http://twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) and Amy Johnson (http://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) will provide information on the American Hockey League, as well as the ECHL, junior hockey leagues, international hockey, prospects, and potential NHL draftees.  It’s an informative and entertaining weekly show brought to you by a team of credentialed, knowledgeable hockey journalists! Segment 1: Laval RocketXavier Simoneau signed to an AHL contract Kelly Buchberger receives special honor Was anything revealed in Kent Hughes' pre-Draft presser? Segment 2: AHL and BeyondNHL trades affect AHL teams New coach in Abbotsford Coachella Valley has officially entered the building! Rocket coverage and upcoming features this week at AHLReport.com Check out the Canadiens Connection podcast! https://ahl.report/join-the-ahl-report-team-hockey-news/ (Join Our Team!) Check out a new episode of The Press Zone for hockey prospects every Tuesday, where Amy and Rick talk about prospects in the AHL, ECHL, NCAA, OHL, and European leagues. They also take a closer look at other AHL teams, news, entertainment, and special events around the American Hockey League. Plus, don’t miss our daily game recaps, player profiles and league news on http://ahl.report/ (AHL Report). Follow all the action on social media: http://twitter.com/theahlreport (Twitter), http://facebook.com/ahlreport (Facebook), http://instagram.com/ahlreport (Instagram). DraftKings Promo Code: THPN If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/ /NJ/NY/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-07-02 05:00

Final Countdown: Wright vs Slaf | Canadiens Connection ep 198

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Welcome to Season 5 of the Canadiens Connection! Roster news - The Montreal Canadiens will play eight preseason games this Fall beginning on Monday, September 26th. Sean Burke was named Director of Goaltending and NHL Goaltending Coach for the Vegas Golden Knights. Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket assistant coach Kelly Buchberger was inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame. Saint John Sea Dogs beat Hamilton Bulldogs to win the Memorial Cup. Arber Xhekaj was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: Hockey Hall of Fame announced its class of 2022: Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Roberto Luongo, Daniel Alfredsson, Riikka Sallinen and Herb Carnegie. Segment 2: BIG Topic - The Final CountdownThe tension is rising with just a few days left until the Montreal Canadiens make their selection with the first overall pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. What's the latest? TSN's Bob McKenzie released his final draft rankings with Juraj Slafkovsky taking the number one spot. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! ?If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-06-25 05:00

Top of the Draft Rankings | Canadiens Connection ep 197

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Montreal Canadiens will play two preseason games in Twillingate, Newfoundland and Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick versus the Ottawa Senators. Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket re-signed forward Peter Abbandonato and defenseman Tory Dello to one-year AHL contracts. Canadiens prospects Jan Mysak and Arber Xhekaj of the Hamilton Bulldogs remain in competition for the 2022 Memorial Cup. Oliver Kapanen will play for Team Finland at the World Junior Championship. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: Chicago Blackhawks will reportedly hire Luke Richardson for the position of head coach. Stanley Cup playoffs update. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Weighing the Draft RankingsHabs fans are less than two weeks away from learning the result of the most important choice by the Montreal Canadiens in decades. We have provided our listeners with a comprehensive analysis of the top prospects for this Draft. In past episodes we have been joined by prospect experts including Sportsnet's Sam Cosentino and Jerome Berube from Hockey Prospect. Today, we will review the top-3 prospects of the most reputable hockey prospect ranking services. We'll compare the gifts and flaws: Shane Wright, Logan Cooley and Juraj Slafkovsky. Listen and decide. Then you be the GM and tell us your pick! Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! ?If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-06-18 05:00

Wright, Cooley or Slafkovsky? | Canadiens Connection ep 196

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens signed defenseman Otto Leskinen to a one-year, two-way contract. The Montreal Canadiens general have traded defenseman Shea Weber to the Vegas Golden Knights in return for forward Evgenii Dadonov. Habs prospect report - The Springfield Thunderbirds eliminated the Laval Rocket from the Calder Cup playoffs. The Montreal Canadiens will have three prospects at the 2022 Memorial Cup with Jan Mysak and Arber Xhekaj playing for OHL champions, the Hamilton Bulldogs. Kaiden Guhle will play in his second Memorial Cup for the Edmonton Oil Kings. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the Week: Canadiens GM Kent Hughes spoke to the media about the trade of Shea Weber and his legacy. Hockey news and notes: Chicago Blackhawks have interviewed Luke Richardson for the position of head coach. Stanley Cup playoffs update. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Sportsnet Draft Insider Sam CosentinoThe 2022 NHL Entry Draft is less than three weeks away. Kent Hughes says that the Montreal Canadiens have not yet determined their selection with the first overall pick. Joining us this week is NHL Draft Analyst Sam Cosentino to discuss Sportsnet's 2022 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings: Final Edition and the three players at the top of the draft rankings: Shane Wright, Logan Cooley and Juraj Slafkovsky. Cosentino also identifies players who may be available for the Canadiens to select with their second, first round pick at No. 26. Lastly, Sam provides a few anecdotes from the NHL Draft Combine in Buffalo. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-06-11 05:00

Short and Long-term Wins | Canadiens Connection ep 195

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens announced the appointment of Marie-Philip Poulin as a part-time player development consultant. Francis St. Pierre was announced as the Assistant Equipment Manager of the Montreal Canadiens. Canadiens announced the signing of defenseman Chris Wideman to a two-year contract extension. Habs prospect report - The AHL Eastern Conference final is underway between the Laval Rocket and the Springfield Thunderbirds. Canadiens prospect Joshua Roy made his Laval Rocket debut in Game 3. Gianni Fairbrother played his first career AHL playoff game in Game 4. Canadiens prospect Jan Mysak had a game-winning overtime goal and added an assist as the Hamilton Bulldogs beat the Windsor Spitfires 3-2. Canadiens prospect Xavier Simoneau recorded four assists and William Trudeau had two goals as the Charlottetown Islanders beat the Shawinigan Cataractes 7-0. Canadiens player development coach Francis Bouillon said Oil Kings defenceman Kaiden Guhle is the organization's brightest prospect. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: Tickets went on sale on Thursday for the NHL Entry Draft in Montreal. Chicago Blackhawks have requested permission from the Montreal Canadiens to interview Luke Richardson for the position of head coach. Stanley Cup playoffs update. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Habs Under Construction (Orange Cones Everywhere)This week, we watched as the Montreal Canadiens made one personnel move for the short term and one that is unlikely to have an impact for several years. Once again, the Canadiens appointed a person without experience in their new role: Marie-Philip Poulin as a part-time player development consultant. The first signing of a player who was on the active roster last season was Chris Wideman. The veteran defenceman received a two-year contract extension. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required.

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Release Date: 2022-06-04 05:00

Carey, Coach and Combine | Canadiens Connection ep 194

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Joel Armia won a gold medal, Josh Anderson picked up a silver at the IIHF World Championship. Carey Price was selected as this year's recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Habs prospect report - The Laval Rocket are set to begin the Eastern Conference final against the Springfield Thunderbirds. Laval Rocket signed Canadiens prospect Joshua Roy to an amateur tryout contract. With the passing of the June 1st deadline, the Montreal Canadiens have relinquished their rights to Jacob Olofsson. Canadiens prospect Ty Smilanic has transfered from Quinnipiac University to the University of Wisconsin. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal) Quotes of the Week: Carey Price added the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy to his long list of accomplishments. Hockey news and notes: Montreal Canadiens announced that Martin St. Louis will be the 32nd head coach in Canadiens history. Segment 2: BIG Topic - GM Hughes: Checking the BoxesTwo major items on Kent Hughes' off-season to-do list were preparing for the NHL Entry Draft and locking down his head coach. He made significant progress on both items this past week. Martin St. Louis reacted to receiving a three-year contract extension from the Canadiens. Jeff Gorton, Kent Hughes and members of the Hockey Operations staff spent this past week in Buffalo at the NHL Scouting Combine. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-05-28 05:00

Upgrading Forward Talent | Canadiens Connection ep 193

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Joel Armia will face off off against Josh Anderson as Canada meets Finland in the gold medal game of the IIHF World Championship. Habs prospect report - The Laval Rocket advanced to the AHL Eastern Conference final. Canadiens prospects Jan Mysak, Arber Xhekaj and Kaiden Guhle are exceling in the CHL playoffs. Goaltender Jakub Dobes was voted 2021-22 Team MVP by the Ohio State Buckeyes. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: NHL coaching carousel and Stanley Cup playoff update. Segment 2: BIG Topic - The Forwards: Suzuki, Caufield & ?The off-season will be a busy one for Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes. Introducing a new, elite level forward prospect will be the first order of business. Identifying a winger for the Canadiens top line of Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield will be another. And continuing to provide opportunities for young players to advance while supporting them with experience will be a priority. Will Hughes make a splash at the Draft by making a blockbuster trade for the Devils' second pick overall? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-05-21 05:00

Reshaping the Habs Defence | Canadiens Connection ep 192

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens prospect Otto Leskinen has signed a two-year deal with Frolunda (SHL). Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen is not a finalist for the King Clancy Trophy. Finalists are Ryan Getzlaf (ANA), Darnell Nurse (EDM) and P.K. Subban (NJD). Canadiens goaltender Carey Price was selected as one of the three finalists for the Bill Masterton Trophy. Habs prospect report - The Laval Rocket advanced to the North Division final against the Rochester Americans. Canadiens prospect Riley Kidney may join the Laval Rocket for the remainder of the playoffs. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: NHL coaching carousel and Stanley Cup playoff update. Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Off Season To-Do List: Reshaping the Habs DefenceThe off-season will be a busy one for Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes. Building a defence corps that provides opportunities for the Canadiens young defencemen while supporting them with experience will be a tough task. In addition to putting together a group of defencemen, Gorton and Hughes must free up salary cap space. Jeff Petry and the contract of Shea Weber provide prime opportunities for additional cap space. They will be priorities to trade. Who can be signed as a free agent? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-05-14 04:45

A Critical Decision | Canadiens Connection ep 191

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  The Montreal Canadiens won the lottery on Tuesday night providing them with the first overall pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Roster news - Canadiens at the World Championships: Josh Anderson (Canada), Sean Farrell and Jordan Harris (United States), Joel Armia (Finland), Frederick Dichow (Denmark). Canadiens goaltender Sam Montembeault underwent surgery on his right wrist. Canadiens have appointed Christopher Boucher as Director of Hockey Analytics. Canadiens forward Mike Hoffman is hosting a fund-raising gala. Habs prospect report - The Laval Rocket lead their first round playoff series with Syracuse. Hamilton Bulldogs swept the Mississauga Steelheads as Canadiens prospect Arber Xhekaj scored an overtime winner. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: NHL coaching carousel and Stanley Cup playoff update. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Surveying Draft OptionsThe transformation of the Montreal Canadiens roster was given a huge boost by winning the lottery and securing the first overall pick for the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Jerome Berube, Director of Scouting for Hockey Prospect joins us to discuss the Canadiens options. Scouting reports on Shane Wright, Logan Cooley, David Jiricek, Juraj Slafkovsky and Simon Nemec. Breaking down the trade proposed on 32 Thoughts: The Podcast involving the Canadiens first overall pick. The Canadiens also have a late first round pick (from Calgary) and their own first pick of the second round. Berube runs down some prospects that could be of interest to the Habs. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-05-10 10:07

Draft Lottery Results, Laval Playoff Series Tied | Press Zone ep. 255 - The Press Zone

Welcome to The Press Zone for hockey prospects on Rocket Sports Radio! This premier podcast is featured on http://ahlreport.com (The AHL Report), and provides hockey fans with the latest news, analysis, and commentary regarding the Montreal Canadiens, Laval Rocket, and teams all around the AHL. Our podcast hosts Rick Stephens (http://twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) and Amy Johnson (http://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) will provide information on the American Hockey League, as well as the ECHL, junior hockey leagues, international hockey, prospects, and potential NHL draftees.  It’s an informative and entertaining weekly show brought to you by a team of credentialed, knowledgeable hockey journalists! Segment 1: Montreal Canadiens & Laval RocketNHL Draft Lottery results, Kent Hughes' reaction Laval splits the first two games on the road Segment 2: AHL and BeyondWho was eliminated from the best-of-three play-in rounds? Updates on other Round Two matchups around the league AHL Regular Season Awards Rocket coverage and upcoming features this week at AHLReport.com Check out the Canadiens Connection podcast! https://ahl.report/join-the-ahl-report-team-hockey-news/ (Join Our Team!) Check out a new episode of The Press Zone for hockey prospects every Tuesday, where Amy and Rick talk about prospects in the AHL, ECHL, NCAA, OHL, and European leagues. They also take a closer look at other AHL teams, news, entertainment, and special events around the American Hockey League. Audio editing assistance provided by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Plus, don’t miss our daily game recaps, player profiles and league news on http://ahl.report/ (AHL Report). Follow all the action on social media: http://twitter.com/theahlreport (Twitter), http://facebook.com/ahlreport (Facebook), http://instagram.com/ahlreport (Instagram). DraftKings Promo Code: THPN If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/ /NJ/NY/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-05-07 05:00

Off-season Coping Strategies | Canadiens Connection ep 190

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net.  Roster news - Canadiens have signed forward Riley Kidney to a three-year, entry-level contract. Goaltending prospect Frederik Dichow has signed with Frolunda HC (SHL) for the 2022-23 season. Defenseman Dmitri Kostenko signed a two-year contract with Spartak Moscow (KHL.) Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket first round playoff series is underway with Syracuse. Trois Rivieres Lions have been eliminated from the playoffs. The Newfoundland Growlers defeated the Lions in the North Division semifinals. NHL Central Scouting has published it's final rankings ahead of the NHL Entry Draft on July 7-8 in Montreal. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal. Habs news and notes: Sean Farrell and Jordan Harris will represent the United States at the IIHF World Hockey Championship. Hockey Canada announced that the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championship will be played in Halifax and Moncton. Gary Bettman says that the NHL has no interest in expanding the playoffs. The NHL's salary cap will bump up to $82.5 million for the 2022-23 season, rising for the first time since 2019-20, but not for the Montreal Canadiens. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Off-season Coping Strategies for Habs FansThe Montreal Canadiens 2021-22 regular season is over. There will be no NHL playoffs for the organization. So how can Canadiens fans get through the summer months? We're here to help!  It promises to be a busy off-season. There will be a good deal of activity when it comes to RFAs, UFAs and trades for the Canadiens. And the entire Rocket Sports team is excited to bring it all to you. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-04-30 06:00

Work to Do | Canadiens Connection ep 189

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Emil Heineman continues to skate on his own and work one-on-one with director of hockey development Adam Nicholas as he recovers from injury. Carey Price visited his surgeon while the Canadiens were in New York City. Price started the final game of the season. Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket have clinched a playoff spot. Trois Rivieres Lions  have begun their playoff series with the Newfoundland Growlers. Canadiens prospect Mattias Norlinder has completed his contract with Frolunda and is ready for the next step. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Habs news and notes: A state funeral will be held for Guy Lafleur on Tuesday May 3. Head equipment manager Pierre Gervais retired after a 35 year career. Carey Price was  named in the NHLPA player's poll. Carey Price is the Canadiens’ nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Alexander Romanov was awarded the Jacques Beauchamp-Molson Trophy. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Closing A Chapter, Opening the NextOn Friday night, the Montreal Canadiens ended a tumultuous season that included injuries, a pandemic, firings, hirings, numerous dubious records and a 32nd place finish. The next step for the players was to clean out lockers and sit down for their exit meetings with management.  The Montreal Canadiens' management has a great deal of work to do in the off-season including preparing for the NHL Entry Draft, signing their RFAs and new UFAs, and improving their salary cap situation by trading bad contracts. The off-season begins today! Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-04-23 05:30

Celebrating The Flower | Canadiens Connection ep 188

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Joel Armia was granted a leave of absence to attend to a family matter in Finland. Paul Byron was reinjured in Tuesday's game against the Wild. He will require more tests. Michael Pezzetta was suspended two games by the Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of TJ Oshie. Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket are looking to clinch a spot while the Trois Rivieres Lions begin the playoffs. Canadiens prospect Kaiden Guhle is a nominee for WHL Defenceman of the Year. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Habs news and notes: The 2022 NHL Draft Lottery drawing will be held on May 10th. The Canadiens alumni met with the current management of the team including Jeff Gorton, Kent Hughes and Marty St. Louis. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Guy Lafleur: The Legend Will Live OnOn Friday, Montreal Canadiens legendary Hall-of-Famer Guy Lafleur died at the age of 70 after a 31-month battle with lung cancer. We pay tribute to the wonderful life and career of Guy Lafleur from a variety of perspectives with contributions from all over the hockey world. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week: We read fan memories and expressions of condolence from Canadiens and hockey fans. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-04-16 04:45

Goaltending Forecast | Canadiens Connection ep 187

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net.  Roster news - Canadiens announced that Jake Allen, Jonathan Drouin and Justin Barron are out for the rest of the season. Carey Price was activated from IR and made his season debut against the Islanders. Habs prospect report - Brett Stapley and the University of Denver won the NCAA hockey title. Laval Rocket and Trois Rivieres Lions eyeing the playoffs. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal. Quotes of the week: Nick Suzuki, Paul Byron and Carey Price on Price's season debut. Habs news and notes: Michael Misa was granted exceptional player status by Hockey Canada. New York Islanders legend Mike Bossy died on Friday. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Recapturing CH Identity: GoaltendingCarey Price made his season debut on Friday night at the Bell Centre. There was a buzz of excitement in the city among Habs fans and Price's teammates. A healthy Carey Price can change the organizational strength in goal.  What could the Canadiens goaltending complement look like for 2022-23? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-04-09 05:00

Emerging Leaders | Canadiens Connection ep 186

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net.  Roster news - Jordan Harris made his NHL debut against the Lightning on Saturday. Carey Price is on the Canadiens road trip and is getting close to returning. The Canadiens signed forward Emil Heineman to a three-year, entry-level contract. Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield were named co-winners of the Molson Cup for March. Habs prospect report - Lucas Condotta made his pro debut with Laval on Friday night vs Rochester. Prospect Brett Stapley and his University of Denver team will play for the NCAA hockey title vs Minnesota State. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal. Quotes of the week: Guy Boucher on Nick Suzuki; Luke Richardson on Joel Edmundson; and Brendan Gallagher on Tim Stutzle. Habs news and notes: April 9th marks the 20th anniversary of the return to the ice for Saku Koivu after his battle with cancer.  Segment 2: BIG Topic - Rebuilding the Leadership of the CanadiensThe Canadiens have suffered from a serious lack of leadership this season. The four players who guided the team through the 2021-22 campaign all the way to the Stanley Cup Final have been missing.  Habs GM Kent Hughes said that a captain will be in place for next season. What makes a good captain? Who will make up the Canadiens leadership team in 2022-23? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-04-02 04:15

Rivalry Reimagined | Canadiens Connection ep 185

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - William Lagesson and Justin Barron made their Canadiens' debuts this week. The Canadiens signed defenceman Jordan Harris to a two-year entry-level contract. The Canadiens signed forward Joshua Roy to a three-year, entry-level contract. The Canadiens signed forward Lucas Condotta to a one-year, entry-level contract. Habs prospect report - Two Canadiens prospects have made it to the Frozen Four: Brett Stapley (Denver), Rhett Pitlick (Minnesota). Jayden Struble's season was over when Northeastern was eliminated. The question is will Struble return to school next season or turn pro? Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Habs news and notes: The NHL named Cole Caufield the league's "Rookie of the Month" for March. Guy Lafleur will receive the Medal of Honour from the Quebec National Assembly on May 24th.  Segment 2: BIG Topic - This week, Denis Lessard from La Presse reported that there were discussions between the Ottawa Senators, the NHL, Quebecor and the Quebec government to schedule five Senators games at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City next season. Quebec City has been without a team since 1995. The 18,000 seat Videotron Centre is presently the home of the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. In the unlikely event that the Quebec Nordiques return to the NHL, what would it mean for the Montreal Canadiens? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-03-26 05:00

Focus on the Future | Canadiens Connection ep 184

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net.  Roster news - Brendan Gallagher was injured against Dallas. He will be out one more week. Ryan Poehling has been skating on his own. He will likely be out another week. Gallagher and Poehling will not travel for the four-game road trip. Carey Price remains at home with an illness. Jeff Petry is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Jonathan Drouin has been placed on IR. Nate Schnarr, William Lagesson and Justin Barron were acquired at the NHL's Trade Deadline. Habs prospect report - Canadiens prospect Logan Mailloux may be done for the season as he considers shoulder surgery. Seven Canadiens prospects began the 16-team  NCAA regional tournament; four prospects remain in pursuit of a Frozen Four berth: Blake Biondi (UMD), Brett Stapley (Denver), Ty Smilanic (Quinnipiac), Rhett Pitlick (Minnesota). Elliotte Friedman reported that Jordan Harris will sign a two-year ELC with the Montreal Canadiens in the coming days. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal. Habs news and notes: Jesperi Kotkaniemi signed an eight-year contract. The NHL General Managers meet in Florida on Monday and Tuesday.  Segment 2: BIG Topic - Jumpstart the RebuildThe Canadiens duo of Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes are getting positive reviews for their work on trade deadline day. We will grade their returns. What can fans expect for the rest of the season from the Montreal Canadiens? With Justin Barron up for a look and Jordan Harris on the way, the management will have an opportunity to preview the Canadiens future defencemen. Who will be part of Montreal's defence corps next season? We'll provide a way-too-early look at the 2022-23 defence pairings. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-03-22 08:40

Habs Deadline Debrief | Press Zone ep. 248 - The Press Zone

Welcome to The Press Zone for hockey prospects on Rocket Sports Radio! This premier podcast is featured on http://ahlreport.com (The AHL Report), and provides hockey fans with the latest news, analysis, and commentary regarding the Montreal Canadiens, Laval Rocket, and teams all around the AHL. Our podcast hosts Rick Stephens (http://twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) and Amy Johnson (http://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) will provide information on the American Hockey League, as well as the ECHL, junior hockey leagues, international hockey, prospects, and potential NHL draftees.  It’s an informative and entertaining weekly show brought to you by a team of credentialed, knowledgeable hockey journalists! Segment 1: Montreal Canadiens & Laval RocketReviewing the moves Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton made at the trade deadline Out: Artturi Lehkonen, Brett Kulak, Andrew Hammond In: Nate Schnarr, Justin Barron, William Lagesson Laval Rocket update Segment 2: Around the AHLAHL Hot Stove with Patrick Williams: This week we discuss the AHL trade deadline and examine NHL trades with an immediate impact on AHL teams! Rocket coverage and upcoming features this week at AHLReport.com Check out the Canadiens Connection podcast! https://ahl.report/join-the-ahl-report-team-hockey-news/ (Join Our Team!) Check out a new episode of The Press Zone for hockey prospects every Tuesday, where Amy and Rick talk about prospects in the AHL, ECHL, NCAA, OHL, and European leagues. They also take a closer look at other AHL teams, news, entertainment, and special events around the American Hockey League. Audio editing assistance provided by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Plus, don’t miss our daily game recaps, player profiles and league news on http://ahl.report/ (AHL Report). Follow all the action on social media: http://twitter.com/theahlreport (Twitter), http://facebook.com/ahlreport (Facebook), http://instagram.com/ahlreport (Instagram).

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Release Date: 2022-03-19 04:00

Reshaping the Habs | Canadiens Connection ep 183

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Ryan Poehling was placed on injured reserve after suffering an upper body injury against Philadelphia. Christian Dvorak and Jake Allen were activated from IR and returned to the lineup against the Stars. Jonathan Drouin will return. Andrew Hammond and David Savard have been skating. Cedric Paquette and Mathieu Perreault both cleared waivers. Habs prospect report - Jakub Dobes received several Big Ten honours. Sean Farrell, Blake Biondi, Ty Smilanic and Jordan pursue a Frozen Four berth. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Habs news and notes: Tampa Bay Lightning acquired forward Brandon Hagel from the Blackhawks. There is a Canadiens connection. Segment 2: BIG Topic - The Gorton PlanBen Chiarot was traded to the Florida Panthers for forward Tyler Smilanic, a 1st-round pick in 2023 and a 4th-round pick (NYR) in 2022. We will grade the return. Special guest: Allan Kreda, Hockey writer for the New York Times and Associated Press regarding Jeff Gorton's impact on the Rangers. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast!

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Release Date: 2022-03-12 04:00

Down to the Wire | Canadiens Connection ep 182

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net.  Roster news - Christian Dvorak is practicing with a limited contact jersey. Jonathan Drouin is practicing with regular jerseys. Jake Allen is getting closer to a return but he will not play this weekend. Andrew Hammond has a lower-body injury and will be re-evaluated by doctors. Joel Edmundson will make his season debut on Saturday night against the Kraken. Carey Price skated Saturday and is making significant progress in his rehab. Habs prospect report - Defenseman Otto Leskinen signed with Tappara Tampere of the Finnish Liiga for the rest of the season. Canadiens prospect Jordan Harris has been named Best Defensive Defenseman and a First-Team All-Star by Hockey East. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal. Habs news and notes: The NHL confirmed that reverse retro jerseys will return next season. The Canadiens held their rookie dinner last Sunday in Vancouver. The Bell Centre returns to full capacity for the game against the Kraken. The Canadiens will collect donations from fans to pass on to UNICEF to support the children of Ukraine. Cole Caufield was named the Molson Cup recipient for February. Guy Lafleur has been named to the Order of Hockey as a Distinguished Honoree for 2022. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Calm Before the StormThe NHL trade deadline is a week away and the buyers are quiet. Canadiens fans have big expectations for the transformation of the team and they are getting a little impatient. What's the latest? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Sponsored by DraftKings: promo code THPN If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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Release Date: 2022-03-05 03:30

Trade Rumblings | Canadiens Connection ep 181

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Mathieu Perreault returned to the lineup against the Senators. Perreault received a tribute video in Winnipeg. Joel Armia returned to the lineup against the Winnipeg Jets. Jake Evans left the game against Calgary with an upper-body injury. Andrew Hammond was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Cayden Primeau was recalled from Laval. Goaltender Michael McNiven was traded to the Calgary Flames for future considerations.  Habs prospect report - JF Houle spoke about Habs prospect Jesse Ylonen. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Habs news and notes: The Bell Centre returns to full capacity on March 12th. Vaccine passports will no longer be required for fans attending games. Masks are required. The family of Guy Lafleur released a health update. The Montreal Canadiens have hired Adam Nicholas as director, hockey development. Segment 2: BIG Topic - The Price of Entertaining HockeyThe Montreal Canadiens have won six of their last seven games and have moved out of the basement of the NHL. Some fans are concerned that this dreadful season will not result in securing the first overall spot in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. New voices: Michael chats with RSM contributor Cole Jurzyniec Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast!

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Release Date: 2022-02-26 04:00

Roster Transformation | Canadiens Connection ep 180

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Josh Anderson suffered a facial injury against the Sabres but practiced on Friday and should be in the lineup against Ottawa. Paul Byron has an upper-body injury. There's no timeline for his return. Joel Armia practiced with the team (non-contact jersey). He's day-to-day, but won't play against Ottawa. Jonathan Drouin started skating on Thursday. He's progressing, but won't travel to Ottawa. Jonathan and his girlfriend welcomed their first child. Mathieu Perreault practiced with the team. He will return to the lineup against the Senators. Joel Edmundson practiced with the team (non-contact jersey). He'll travel to Ottawa, but won't play. Corey Schueneman has completed his stint in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol and returned to practice. Jake Allen started skating again on Thursday. Carey Price's off-ice rehab is progressing and he's doing better, but he isn't ready to return to the ice for the coming week. Habs prospect report - Next year's AHL All-Star Classic will be held in Laval at Place Bell on February 5, 6, 2023. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Habs news and notes: John Sedgwick was promoted to assistant general manager by the Canadiens.  Segment 2: BIG Topic - Rebuild or TransformationThe NHL trade deadline is three weeks away so it's a good time to take stock of the rebuilding of the Montreal Canadiens. Amy and Rick discuss the additions and potential changes on and off the ice. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast!

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Release Date: 2022-02-22 06:10

Jean-Francois Houle On Coaching, Development | Press Zone ep. 245 - The Press Zone

Welcome to The Press Zone for hockey prospects on Rocket Sports Radio! This premier podcast is featured on http://ahlreport.com (The AHL Report), and provides hockey fans with the latest news, analysis, and commentary regarding the Montreal Canadiens, Laval Rocket, and teams all around the AHL. Our podcast hosts Rick Stephens (http://twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) and Amy Johnson (http://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) will provide information on the American Hockey League, as well as the ECHL, junior hockey leagues, international hockey, prospects, and potential NHL draftees.  It’s an informative and entertaining weekly show brought to you by a team of credentialed, knowledgeable hockey journalists! Segment 1: Laval Rocket UpdateRocket recap: Reviewing the latest road trip Cam Hillis starting to shine Injury update Segment 2: Around the AHLAHL Hot Stove with Patrick Williams: This week we're joined by Laval Rocket head coach Jean-Francois Houle for a roundtable discussion on coaching, player development, and J-F's hockey journey! Rocket coverage and upcoming features this week at AHLReport.com Check out the Canadiens Connection podcast! https://ahl.report/join-the-ahl-report-team-hockey-news/ (Join Our Team!) Check out a new episode of The Press Zone for hockey prospects every Tuesday, where Amy and Rick talk about prospects in the AHL, ECHL, NCAA, OHL, and European leagues. They also take a closer look at other AHL teams, news, entertainment, and special events around the American Hockey League. Audio editing assistance provided by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Plus, don’t miss our daily game recaps, player profiles and league news on http://ahl.report/ (AHL Report). Follow all the action on social media: http://twitter.com/theahlreport (Twitter), http://facebook.com/ahlreport (Facebook), http://instagram.com/ahlreport (Instagram).

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Release Date: 2022-02-19 03:45

Open for Business | Canadiens Connection ep 179

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Joel Edmundson skated on his own at Brossard. Mathieu Perreault, Christian Dvorak, Ben Chiarot returned to practice. Tyler Pitlick will not join the team immediately as his wife is about to give birth. Carey Price did not skate this week. He continued to train in the gym as part of his rehab program. Ben Chiarot was placed on injured reserve. The Canadiens recalled Corey Schueneman from the Laval. It is likely that Chiarot will play on Sunday. The Canadiens acquired goaltender Andrew Hammond. Hammond was recalled from the AHL. Hammond will make his Canadiens debut against NYI on Sunday. Cayden Primeau was assigned to Laval. Michael McNiven was activated from IR and assigned to Laval. Habs prospect report - COVID outbreak affecting the Laval Rocket. The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship will be played in mid-August in Edmonton/Red Deer following the Hlinka Gretzky Cup. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Habs news and notes: Trades & Hirings - Nick Bobrov has been hired as co-director of amateur scouting. Vincent Lecavalier has been hired as special advisor to hockey operations. The Canadiens traded Brandon Baddock to the Minnesota Wild for goaltender Andrew Hammond. The Canadiens traded Tyler Toffoli to the Calgary Flames for forwards Emil Heineman, Tyler Pitlick, a first-round pick in 2022 and a fifth-round pick in 2023.  Segment 2: BIG Topic - Trade ReturnThe Montreal Canadiens acquired two key assets from Calgary in the Tyler Toffoli trade although their impact may not be felt for some time. Director of Scouting Jerome Berube from Hockey Prospect joins Amy and Rick to discuss prospect Emil Heineman and possible draft selections using Calgary's first round pick. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast!

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Release Date: 2022-02-10 22:45

Crash Course | Canadiens Connection ep 178

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Joel Armia and Cole Caufield returned to the lineup this week. Christian Dvorak practiced with the team but has not yet played. Sam Montembeault was announced as the Molson Cup for January. Dominique Ducharme was fired this week. Assistant coaches remain. Martin St. Louis was announced as interim head coach. Habs prospect report - Logan Mailloux is out with a lower-body injury. Sean Farrell and Frederik Dichow performing well at the Winter Olympics. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes - Francois Legault announced that the Bell Centre will be permitted to return to 50% fan capacity on February 21st. They can go to 100% capacity on March 14th. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Learning on the JobThe Montreal Canadiens stunned the hockey world by hiring a new head coach who has no coaching experience. While Martin St. Louis had a Hall of Fame hockey career, he is joining the team with an empty coaching resume on an interim basis. It was a completely 'out in left field' hire. Rick and Michael examine St Louis' credentials, his approach to the role and what can be expected in the months ahead. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast!

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Release Date: 2022-02-05 03:00

Trade Winds | Canadiens Connection ep 177

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens assigned Lukas Vejdemo and Sami Niku to the Laval Rocket. Niku will report to Laval after the All-Star break. Brendan Gallagher and Paul Byron (season debut) returned to the lineup. Canadiens have placed Michael McNiven on injured reserve. Annual Canadiens pro scouts meetings concluded on Sunday after a few days of discussions. Habs prospect report - Laval picked up five points in their past three games. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week - Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher. Hockey news and notes - All-Star Nick Suzuki participated in the "Save Streak" and "Fountain Face-Off" skills events. Gary Bettman said that the 2022 NHL Entry Draft may be moved from Montreal if government restrictions aren't lifted.  Segment 2: BIG Topic - Rebuild or Retool?GM Kent Hughes is formulating a plan with VP Hockey Ops Jeff Gorton to return the Canadiens to glory. Will it be a tear down like the Arizona Coyotes, will they follow the path of the New York Rangers or will it be something completely different? Chris and Rick examine what fans can expect in the weeks ahead prior to the trade deadline. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Draft Kings Daily Fantasy picks: Michael Spinella with guest Sam Gerber. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast!

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Release Date: 2022-01-29 03:30

State of Goaltending | Canadiens Connection ep 176

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Jonathan Drouin has a wrist injury and is out indefinitely. Christian Dvorak has an upper-body injury (not concussion.) He has been placed on IR and will be out at least until after the All-Star break. Joel Edmundson has a lower-back injury. He's progressing slowly and is out indefinitely. Mathieu Perreault has a lower-body injury and will be out for three to four weeks. Joel Armia and Cole Caufield exited COVID protocol and have returned to Montreal. Brendan Gallagher and Paul Byron are practicing in non-contact jerseys. Sami Niku cleared waivers and was assigned to the taxi squad. Corey Schueneman was assigned to Laval. Habs prospect report - Joel Teasdale played the first game of his season. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week - Lukas Vejdemo and Rem Pitlick. Hockey news and notes - Elliotte Friedman reported that St.Louis, Florida and Calgary have had trade discussions with the Canadiens about Ben Chiarot. Segment 2: BIG Topic - State of Habs GoaltendingFor years, the identity of the Montreal Canadiens has been elite goaltending. With Carey Price having not yet played a game this season, Montreal is sporting the worst goals against in the league. Goaltending, organizational wide, is in shambles. Chris and Rick examine the current state of Canadiens goaltending and what is on the horizon. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Support this podcast

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Release Date: 2022-01-22 04:00

Under New Management | Canadiens Connection ep 175

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Recovered from their injuries, Josh Anderson and Tyler Toffoli returned to the lineup. Carey Price has restarted rehab on his knee and is making slow progress. Alex Belzile and Rafael Harvey-Pinard were removed from the Canadiens COVID list and sent to Laval. Jesse Ylonen was sent to Laval from the taxi squad. Joel Teasdale was activated from IR and sent to Laval. Jake Allen will miss eight weeks after being injured during the first period of the game in Boston. He has returned to Montreal for further evaluation. Jonathan Drouin received a five minute major, a game misconduct and was fined $5,000 for repeated cross-checks to the back of Tyler Seguin's head/neck. A new schedule was released this week for 12 Canadiens games, nine home games and three road games. Habs prospect report - Habs prospect Frederik Dichow will represent Denmark at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Former Canadiens Jacob de la Rose, Max Friberg and Christian Folin will represent Team Sweden. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes - NHL, NHLPA updated their COVID protocols. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Kent Hughes was announced as the 18th general manager in franchise history. Amy and Rick discuss the issue from all perspectives. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Support this podcast

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Release Date: 2022-01-15 04:00

GM Search Narrows | Canadiens Connection ep 174

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Jake Allen will miss at least one week after being injured during the first period of the game in Boston. He has returned to Montreal for further evaluation. Cayden Primeau has been recalled from the taxi squad on an emergency basis. Rem Pitlick was picked up on waivers and made his Habs debut against Chicago. Chris Wideman was suspended for one game for head-butting Bruins forward Erik Haula. Chicago’s Calvin de Haan has been fined $2,500, for a dangerous trip on Montreal’s Cole Caufield. Paul Byron should be cleared by Saturday and will join the team on the road. Habs prospect report - Habs prospect Sean Farrell will represent Team USA at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week - Chris Wideman, Alexander Romanov and Dominique Ducharme. Hockey news and notes - Nick Suzuki has been named the Canadiens representative for the 2022 NHL All-Star game in Las Vegas. Angela Price, Julie Petry and Liz Ann Ouellet reveal details of their families' lives in individual posts. NHL met with the Government of Quebec regarding the return of the Nordiques. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Narrowing the FieldIt is being reported that round one interviews have been completed and 3-4 candidates have been invited to participate in a second interview including Mathieu Darche, Danny Briere and Kent Hughes, who was not included in the first round. In addition, it is expected that failed candidates from round one will be considered for other positions in the organization. Chris and Rick discuss the top candidates. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Support this podcast

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Release Date: 2022-01-11 18:00

Return to Play | Canadiens Connection ep 173

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - After pausing all activities from January 2nd through January 8th, the Canadiens returned to practice on Sunday. The Canadiens had placed 24 players on COVID protocol, but eight players from the list returned Sunday. Additional players exited the protocol on Tuesday. Forwards Joel Armia, Christian Dvorak and Mike Hoffman have all been cleared to play and could see action in Boston. Josh Anderson and Tyler Toffoli skated with the team in non-contact jerseys. Dominique Ducharme said that Paul Byron is closest to returning to the line-up. Brendan Gallagher may join the team later on the road trip. Carey Price will not join the team on the road trip. Habs prospect report - Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week - Jake Allen and Nick Suzuki. Hockey news and notes - 2022 NHL All-Star Fan Vote ended Saturday with rosters of the teams being revealed on Thursday. Who will be the Canadiens representative? It is being reported that the Canadiens are currently completing round 1 interviews of their GM search. Marc Bergevin was named senior adviser to Los Angeles Kings general manager Rob Blake on Sunday. Segment 2: Special Interview - Fantasy SportsMichael sat down with fellow Rocket Sports contributor Brian Clarke to talk about interacting with fans who like to participate in fantasy sports (football and hockey) and to provide some fantasy hockey advice. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Support this podcast

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Release Date: 2022-01-08 02:45

The Untouchables | Canadiens Connection ep 172

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - The Canadiens have 24 players and two coaches on the NHL's COVID protocol list. Cam Hillis, Michael Pezzetta, Alex Belzile and Kale Clague are the most recent additions. Assistant coach Trevor Letowski and goaltending coach Eric Raymond are currently in the COVID-19 protocol as well. Cam Hillis made his NHL debut last Saturday in Florida vs Panthers. The NHL postponed the Canadiens' home game on January 15 against the Devils due to attendance restrictions bringing the number of January Habs home games postponed to six. The Canadiens and Rocket extended the pause of all activities through January 8th inclusively. Bob Edmundson, Joel's father, lost his battle with lung cancer on Friday. He was 61 years old. Habs prospect report - Hamilton Bulldogs acquired Habs prospect Arber Xhekaj from the Kitchener Rangers in exchange for Navrin Mutter and draft selections. London Knights defenceman Logan Mailloux played his first game on Friday after serving a 26-game suspension by the OHL. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week - The Canadiens appointed RDS sports reporter Chantal Machabee as Vice President, Communications. Hockey news and notes - The NHL and 20 of its teams (including the Montreal Canadiens) are suing 5 insurance companies for losses of $1 billion during the pandemic due to loss of revenue.  Segment 2: BIG Topic - The UntouchablesOne of the first challenges for the GM will be to accumulate assets, draft picks and prospects, by moving players from the organization. Who are the players who should be untouchable? Michael and Rick will discuss. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Support this podcast

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Release Date: 2021-12-31 04:00

Habs GM Candidates | Canadiens Connection ep 171

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - The Canadiens have 13 players and one coach on the NHL's COVID protocol list. Louie Belpedio and Gianni Fairbrother are the most recent additions. Artturi Lehkonen has recovered but is not yet ready to play. Rafael Harvey-Pinard, Corey Schueneman and Brandon Baddock each made their NHL debuts this week. The NHL announced that five Montreal Canadiens' home games in the month of January have been postponed. The Canadiens added players to their taxi squad after the NHL and NHLPA agreed to temporary changes to the CBA. Habs prospect report - The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship was cancelled due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19. (More on WJC in segment 3.) The Ontario Hockey League reinstated London Knights defenceman Logan Mailloux after serving a 26-game suspension. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes - The NHL Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild may be the coldest outdoor game in NHL history. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Green CropThe Montreal Canadiens leaked a list of candidates who will be interviewed next week by the selection committee for the position of general manager. They include: Patrick Roy, Danny Briere, Mathieu Darche, Marc Denis, Kent Hughes, Stephane Quintal, Daniele Sauvageau and Emilie Castonguay. Two other candidates may be added to the list. Segment 3: Have Your SayWJC: Michael Spinella and Mike Raschle discuss prospects from the 2022 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Canadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Support this podcast

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Release Date: 2021-12-23 06:00

Naughty or Nice | Canadiens Connection ep 170

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Mike Hoffman, Artturi Lehkonen, and Laurent Dauphin have been added to the Canadiens COVID-19 list. They are following league protocols and are being monitored closely by team doctors. The team welcomed back Brendan Gallagher (COVID-19), Sami Niku (COVID-19) and Paul Byron (hip surgery) to practice on Sunday. The Canadiens recalled forwards Alex Belzile, Rafaël Harvey-Pinard, and Lukas Vejdemo from the Rocket before practice. On Monday the NHL announced that the Montreal Canadiens have paused all team activities, including games and practices, through December 26th. Canadiens are said to be reworking January schedule to play the majority of their games on the road to reduce lost revenue. Habs prospect report - Montreal Canadiens prospect Kaiden Guhle was named captain of Team Canada for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. Jan Mysak was named captain for Team Czechia. Oliver Kapanen will play for Team Finland. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quote of the week - Brendan Gallagher. Hockey news and notes - The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to suspend operations from Dec. 22-25. NHL has postponed 32 games this week bringing the total to 50 games postponed this season. Players will report back to their teams on Boxing Day. The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to not send players to the 2022 Olympic Games due to COVID-19 concerns. Hockey Canada announced it would not participate in this month's Spengler Cup.  Segment 2: BIG Topic - Christmas report cardThe Montreal Canadiens have completed 38 percent of their season, and with the COVID pause, we decided to get out the report cards and give each player a grade. Michael Spinella joins in for the holiday time assessment. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Support this podcast

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Release Date: 2021-12-18 04:00

Roster Roulette | Canadiens Connection ep 169

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Brendan Gallagher and Sami Niku are out of COVID protocol. Ducharme said that they may be available for the game against the Islanders on Monday. Jeff Petry returned to the lineup after missing four games. Jake Evans also returned to game play. Chris Wideman returned home to be with his wife for the birth of their child. Medical update regarding Josh Anderson: he will miss eight weeks from December 2nd when he sustained an upper-body injury. Jesse Ylonen scored his first career NHL goal against Pittsburgh. Carey Price and Paul Byron skated together. Defenceman Mattias Norlinder was loaned to Frolunda HC of SHL for the remainder of the season. Canadiens recalled Cayden Primeau from the Laval Rocket to play one game against the Philadelphia Flyers. He was returned to Laval after the game. Canadiens practice on Saturday was cancelled. Habs prospect report - Updates on the Laval Rocket. Canadiens prospect Kaiden Guhle will represent Canada at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. Joshua Roy was a final cut. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week - Dominique Ducharme, Jeff Petry. Hockey news and notes - NHL announced that Panthers, Avalanche and Flames have been shut down until after the Christmas break due to COVID-19 concerns. Fans were not permitted to attend the Canadiens home game on Thursday vs Flyers. Canadiens game on Saturday vs the Bruins was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.  Segment 2: BIG Topic - Internal CompetitionThis week Dominique Ducharme said that soon the Canadiens would welcome back injured players and the competition for spots would be positive for the team. Ducharme: "Eventually, we will have 13, 14, maybe even 15 forwards (to choose from.) Who will deserve to play? I think it will be a much better situation for us then." Most Habs fans would like to see the young prospects in the lineup. Ducharme has clearly showed a preference for NHL journeymen. Who should play and who should go? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. New voices: Michael Spinella chats with RSM contributor Maria Bouabdo Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn)... Support this podcast

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Release Date: 2021-12-11 03:30

Trade Possibilities | Canadiens Connection ep 168

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Brendan Gallagher and Sami Niku are one week into the COVID protocol. Ducharme said that they will not play on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. The will need time for conditioning. Ducharme: Among injured players, Joel Armia and Jeff Petry are closest to returning. Carey Price skated on his own in full gear this week. Forward Laurent Dauphin and defenseman Kale Clague made their Canadiens debuts against Tampa. Defenceman Mattias Norlinder was loaned to the Laval Rocket and defenceman Corey Schueneman was recalled from the Laval Rocket. Canadiens recalled Jesse Ylonen from the Laval Rocket; he played his first NHL game of the season on Thursday. Habs prospect report - Updates on the Laval Rocket. Montreal Canadiens and forward Arsen Khisamutdinov have mutually agreed to terminate his contract. The 23-year-old was placed on waivers. Khisamutdinov was a sixth-round pick (170th overall) in 2019. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week - Dominique Ducharme, Jake Evans. Hockey news and notes - Jim Rutherford was hired as the president of hockey operations and interim GM of the Vancouver Canucks. Bruce Boudreau picked up first three wins. Flyers fire Alain Vigneault and Michel Therrien. Mike Yeo takes over for the interim. Arizona Coyotes pay deliquent tax bills of $1.3M after city threatened lockout. Gary Bettman says that there are no issues and that the Coyotes are not leaving Arizona. Bettman: no franchises considering relocation and no new expansion plans. Bettman: NHL participation in 2022 Winter Olympics will be a players decision. NHL team values jump 32 percent in recent Forbes ranking.  Segment 2: BIG Topic - Cleaning House IIThe Canadiens new Executive Vice-President Jeff Gorton has a lot on his plate. Much of the conversation on social media has zeroed in on the selection of a new General Manager. But Gorton will also be involved in evaluating the coaching staff, improving player development, building out the analytics department and addressing issues with roster construction. The latter will be the focus of the discussion today with Michael Spinella. We each will present our top five list of players to make available at the trade deadline. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic)... Support this podcast

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Release Date: 2021-12-04 04:00

A Fresh Start | Canadiens Connection ep 167

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Brett Kulak, Mathieu Perreault and Chris Wideman returned to the lineup after recovering from injuries. Joel Edmundson met with doctors and will be evaluated further in coming days. Mike Hoffman has returned to practice with the team. Carey Price skated on his own without equipment this week. Brendan Gallagher and Sami Niku tested positive for COVID-19 and are quarantining for 10 days (missing five games). Josh Anderson suffered an upper-body injury and will be out for two to four weeks. Jeff Petry did not travel to Nashville due to an upper-body injury. Alexander Romanov broke his nose in Thursday's game against the Avalanche. Canadiens have recalled Laurent Dauphin and Corey Schueneman (0 GP-NHL) from the Laval Rocket. Habs prospect report - Updates on the Laval Rocket. Habs prospects Kaiden Guhle and Joshua Roy were invited to Team Canada's World Junior Selection Camp. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Molson cleans house - Geoff Molson fired EVP & GM Marc Bergevin, Assistant GM Trevor Timmins and Senior VP Communications & Public Affairs, Paul Wilson. Assistant GM Scott Mellanby resigned after Molson reneged on a promised promotion.  Hockey news and notes - A Canadiens fan registered his frustration with the Canadiens by tossing a jersey and a hat on the ice during the game against the Avalanche. It sent shockwaves through the players and fanbase. Segment 2: BIG Topic - The Canadiens new Executive Vice-President is Jeff Gorton. He will help advise Geoff Molson on the selection of a new General Manager. The new GM will have full authority and will report to Molson. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Rocket Sports Movember campaign final update with Michael Spinella and Ben Dankiw. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Support this podcast

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Release Date: 2021-11-27 04:00

Time for Reckoning | Canadiens Connection ep 166

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens welcomed back Jake Allen, Cedric Paquette and Joel Edmundson after recovering from injuries. Allen and Paquette returned to the lineup. Edmundson has been practicing with the team but not yet ready for game action. Guy Lafleur: Canadiens should name a captain and it should be Brendan Gallagher Habs prospect report - Updates on the Laval Rocket. Is Jordan Harris the "best defenceman in the country?" Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the Week Hockey news and notes - Elliotte Friedman: Claude Julien may be a candidate to coach Canucks. Friedman: "NHL did have a phone conversation with Quebec City, but it’s not seriously on the radar." Artemi Panarin vs Brad Marchand. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Holding PatternThe Canadiens season is in a death spiral and the management is in paralysis. While the Habs continue to set records of futility, when will change finally come for the suffering players and fans? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Support this podcast

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Release Date: 2021-11-20 04:00

Who'll Take Charge? | Canadiens Connection ep 165

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsRoster news - Mathieu Perreault had a second surgery to his eye which will push back his return. Adam Brooks was placed on waivers on Tuesday and claimed by the Golden Knights the following day. Cole Caufield was recalled from Laval on Thursday. Alex Belzile was assigned to the Rocket. Cayden Primeau received his first two starts of the season. Mattias Norlinder made his NHL debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Carey Price skated alone at Bell Sports Complex this week. Joel Edmundson will participate in morning skate on Saturday but will not play. On Friday, the Canadiens announced that GM Marc Bergevin had tested positive for COVID-19. Habs prospect report - Updates on the Laval Rocket. Trois Rivieres Lions (ECHL) update.. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the Week Hockey news and notes - Premier Francois Legault announced a committee to study increasing the number of young people playing hockey. Segment 2: BIG Topic - View From the TopPierre LeBrun interviewed Marc Bergevin on Friday to discuss the struggles of the Canadiens and on his future. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. New voices: Interview with Rocket Sports contributor Michael Spinella Rocket Sports Movember campaign update. https://movember.com/t/allhabs Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Support this podcast

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Release Date: 2021-11-15 07:00

Out of Their Depth | Canadiens Connection ep 164

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Jake Allen was injured during Saturday's game against the Red Wings. Mike Hoffman missed Sunday's game as did Drouin and Paquette. Ryan Poehling was recalled from Laval on Wednesday night. Mattias Norlinder's loan to Laval ended Wednesday after he completed his conditioning stint. Cayden Primeau was recalled from Laval on Saturday night. Carey Price update. Habs prospect report - Updates on the Laval Rocket. QMJHL scoring update: Three Habs  prospects in top 10 including Joshua Roy, Xavier Simoneau, Riley Kidney. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). BIG TOPIC: The Fragile Depth of the Canadiens Segment 2: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Rocket Sports Movember campaign update. https://movember.com/t/allhabs Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Support this podcast

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Release Date: 2021-11-10 07:00

The Ducharme System | Canadiens Connection ep 163

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Mattias Norlinder will be recalled from Laval after on Wednesday night after his conditioning stint. Carey Price returned to the Canadiens on Monday. Price issued a statement on social media on Tuesday.  Habs prospect report - Updates on the Laval Rocket. Cole Caufield chirped by Utica Comets. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Montreal Canadiens attendance. Season ticket holder given an ultimatum. BIG TOPIC: What is 'The Ducharme System'? Segment 2: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Support this podcast

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Release Date: 2021-11-06 05:00

Setting A Course | Canadiens Connection ep 162

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Cole Caufield was assigned to the Laval Rocket. Forwards Michael Pezzetta and Alex Belzile were recalled from Laval. Mattias Norlinder has been assigned to Laval for a conditioning stint after recovering from a training camp injury. Cedric Paquette is available to return to the lineup after serving a two-game suspension for boarding Anaheim Ducks forward Trevor Zegras. Joel Edmundson will skate on his own on Saturday for evaluation. Carey Price will join the Canadiens on Monday after completing a voluntary stay with the Player Assistance Program. Habs prospect report - Updates on the Canadiens affiliates in the AHL and ECHL. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Montreal Canadiens demographics vs NHL. Quotes of the Week: Barry Trotz, Dom Ducharme, Alexander Romanov. Segment 2: BIG Topic - What's the Plan?With just three wins in 12 games, the Montreal Canadiens have just a single digit chance of making the playoffs. So how can the team use this season to maximize the development of their top prospects as they take the next step to become the new core of the team? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Rocket Sports Movember campaign update. https://movember.com/t/allhabs Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Support this podcast

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Release Date: 2021-10-29 14:15

Managing the Process | Canadiens Connection ep 161

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Joel Edmundson has returned from Manitoba and is rehabbing in Montreal. Shea Weber visited with his teammates in Seattle. Jonathan Drouin caused a stir by being careless with his words. Montreal Canadiens issued a statement. Habs prospect report - Update on Ryan Poehling. Three habs prospects in top-10 scorers in the QMJHL. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Montreal Canadiens identity: Goaltending. Hockey news and notes - On Thursday, Guy Lafleur was honored by the QMJHL who retired his No. 4 from the league. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Where Are They Hiding?With a 2-6-0 record, there is a lengthy list of issues with this year's edition of the Montreal Canadiens, but let's look at three key assets that have been underperforming to start the season. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Launch of Movember campaign.  https://movember.com/t/allhabs Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Support this podcast

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