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Episode 111

Habs Fans Brimming With Confidence | Canadiens Connection ep 111

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (@JoeWhalen19) and Rick Stephens (@AllHabs) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.

This Week’s Show

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

  • There's a report that Canadiens 2018 2nd round pick, Jacob Olofsson, will sign a two-year contract with Timra IK of the Allsvenskan. 
  • Canadiens prospect report. Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored his first two goals since returning to Finland and Cole Caufield is fine after taking a big hit in last Saturday's game against Notre Dame. 
  • They Said What - Habs strength and conditioning coordinator Patrick Delisle-Houde spoke to the media this week. He touched on Shea Weber, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, changes to his role during the pandemic and more!
  • NHL reveals reverse-retro jerseys for all 31 teams. 
  • NHL and NHLPA have been in the news this week after the NHL asked for some tweaks to the CBA agreement agreed to early in the pandemic
  • ECHL announced all teams in the North division will suspend play for the 2020-21 season.
  • Marc Bergevin interview with TVA, touching on ECHL plans, Phillip Danault contract negotiations and his prediction for the all-Canadian division. 

Segment 2: All-Canadian or Atlantic division? 

  • With the uncertainty surrounding how the upcoming season will unfold, Rick and Joe ask the question: Would the Canadiens have a better chance of making the Playoffs in the Atlantic division, or the Canadian division that has been talked about as a possibility for this season?
  • A survey from The Athletic shows that Canadiens fans have very high hopes with regards to making the Playoffs this season. 

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Social media reactions.
  • Listener's calls and texts
  • Bad tweet of the week

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About the Podcast

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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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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.