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Episode 129

A New Chapter | Canadiens Connection ep 129

This Week’s Show

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

  • Rick and Joe briefly recap the week of game action for the Montreal Canadiens. Check out the comprehensive post-game reviews for every game at AllHabs.net.
  • Josh Anderson named 1st star of the week by Joe in his weekly column.
  • Roster news - Tyler Toffoli out with a lower body injury, was not scheduled to play all three games against Edmonton. Joel Armia and Jesperi Kotkaniemi on the NHL's COVID protocol list. The Canadiens have acquired Eric Staal from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a third and a fifth round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.  
  • Habs prospect report - Jordan Harris has chosen to return to Northeastern for his senior year. NCAA Regional tournaments began on Friday with Habs prospects participating: Cole Caufield, Jack Gorniak, Blake Biondi, Arvid Henrikson, Luke Tuch. Bemidji State upset Wisconsin 6-3 on Friday to end the tournament for Caufield and Gorniak and coach Tony Granato. Check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
  • Marc Bergevin media availability this week regarding the COVID situation and game postponements. 
  • NHL News - Referee Tim Peel will no longer work games now or in the future. NHL players moving from the United States to Canada will now be required to only quarantine for seven days, down from 14. 
  • Sean Burke, Director of Goaltending, has his first media availability.

Segment 2: Eric Staal is a Canadien

  • Rick and Joe discuss the Eric Staal trade and whether they expected the Canadiens to make the move for the veteran forward. Joe Yerdon joins the show to give the Buffalo side of this trade and give his thoughts on the move. 

 Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Tribute to Shannon Coady
  • All Habs Fantasy Hockey update
  • Social media reactions
  • Listener's calls and text

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

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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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Joseph Whalen

Joseph Whalen is the co-host of the Canadiens Connection podcast, which he hosts weekly alongside Rick Stephens. Before the Canadiens Connection podcast, Joseph spent time covering the St. John's IceCaps and Belleville Senators of the AHL for the AHL Report and Rocket Sports Media.