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Episode 205

Accelerating Habs Rebuild | Canadiens Connection ep 205

This Week’s Show

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

Check out news Headlines posts at 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 AHL.report and check out 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 Outlook

The 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 Say

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

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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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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.
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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.



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