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Episode 191

A Critical Decision | Canadiens Connection ep 191

This Week’s Show

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

Check out news Headlines posts at 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 AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Hockey news and notes: NHL coaching carousel and Stanley Cup playoff update.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Surveying Draft Options

The 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 Say

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

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Canadiens Connection
Canadiens Connection via Rocket Sports Radio brings you news, expert analysis and informed commentary about the Montreal Canadiens and NHL hockey.

About your hosts

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Rick Stephens

Rick is the Founder and President of Rocket Sports. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for our publications and Director of Scouting. This followed a long, successful career in academia. These days, you’ll find him where he is most comfortable, in a press box arena or sharing his insights from behind a microphone.
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Amy Johnson

From Draft Day to winning a championship, Amy is a credentialed professional hockey reporter at the junior, national, NCAA, IIHF, ECHL, AHL, and NHL levels.

She has extensive experience writing game recaps, interviewing players, coaches, scouts, and management, recording live social media hits, and analyzing the game, in addition to providing original still photography of game action. You can view her work at AHLReport.com.
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Chris G.

Chris G is a Senior writer for AllHabs.net and AHLReport.com covering Montreal Canadiens and Laval Rocket.

Chris is also a regular contributor to the Canadiens Connection podcast. Previously hosted 250+ episodes of the Habs360 podcast.



Habs Notepad published weekly on Mondays during Habs season and contributor to the Canadiens Connection podcast. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisHabs360
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Michael Spinella

Michael was born and raised in Ottawa but, has settled in Montreal as a young professional. He grew up a Sens fan, but now enjoys watching all NHL teams and following prospects throughout their development. Michael has experience in Podcasting, Photography and Audio Production, which he uses to share his excitement and joy of the game.