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Episode 184

Focus on the Future | Canadiens Connection ep 184

This Week’s Show

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

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net. 

Roster news - Brendan Gallagher was injured against Dallas. He will be out one more week. Ryan Poehling has been skating on his own. He will likely be out another week. Gallagher and Poehling will not travel for the four-game road trip. Carey Price remains at home with an illness. Jeff Petry is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Jonathan Drouin has been placed on IR. Nate Schnarr, William Lagesson and Justin Barron were acquired at the NHL's Trade Deadline.

Habs prospect report - Canadiens prospect Logan Mailloux may be done for the season as he considers shoulder surgery. Seven Canadiens prospects began the 16-team  NCAA regional tournament; four prospects remain in pursuit of a Frozen Four berth: Blake Biondi (UMD), Brett Stapley (Denver), Ty Smilanic (Quinnipiac), Rhett Pitlick (Minnesota). Elliotte Friedman reported that Jordan Harris will sign a two-year ELC with the Montreal Canadiens in the coming days. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Habs news and notes: Jesperi Kotkaniemi signed an eight-year contract. The NHL General Managers meet in Florida on Monday and Tuesday. 

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Jumpstart the Rebuild

The Canadiens duo of Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes are getting positive reviews for their work on trade deadline day. We will grade their returns.

What can fans expect for the rest of the season from the Montreal Canadiens?

With Justin Barron up for a look and Jordan Harris on the way, the management will have an opportunity to preview the Canadiens future defencemen. Who will be part of Montreal's defence corps next season? We'll provide a way-too-early look at the 2022-23 defence pairings.

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.

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