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Episode 182

Down to the Wire | Canadiens Connection ep 182

This Week’s Show

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

Check 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 Storm

The 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 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