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Episode 178

Crash Course | Canadiens Connection ep 178

This Week’s Show

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

  • Check out news Headlines posts every week day at 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 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 Job

  • The 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 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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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.



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