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Episode 123

Habs Fighting Through Adversity | Canadiens Connection ep 123

This Week’s Show

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

  • Rick and Joe briefly recap the week for the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs had a rough week with back-to-back losses against the Leafs and Oilers.
  • Shea named 1st star of the week by Joe in his weekly column.
  • Roster news - Joel Armia returned to the Canadiens lineup against the Leafs. Corey Perry sent to the taxi squad. Line juggling for the Habs, Tatar with Kotkaniemi and Toffoli with Danault. Charlie Lindgren "injured" by Carey Price. 
  • Habs Prospect report - Sean Farrell recorded his fourth straight three-point game Thursday night. Kaiden Guhle left practice early on Thursday with a minor injury. Laval Rocket season is underway. Check out daily reports at AHLReport.com.
  • Rejean Tremblay column in Le Journal de Montreal. Political Science student says Canadiens core should speak French. 
  • They Said What? - Our favourite clips from media availabilities this week, including Weber on his 1000th game and more!
  • Hockey notes - NHL expands their COVID protocols. Edmonton forward Jesse Puljujarvi tests positive, which resulted in Oilers-Habs game being delayed an hour. 
  • We remember former Canadiens forward Ralph Backstrom who passed away on Sunday. 


Segment 2: What's wrong with the Montreal Canadiens?

  • It's the question that all Habs fans are asking right now: What has happened to the Montreal Canadiens? Where have the goals gone? More importantly where have the wins gone? Rick and Joe take a look at the Canadiens recent games and discuss what has been going on with the Habs.
  • Also, should fans be panicking about the goaltending situation? And what is the Canadiens identity?

 Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • All Habs Fantasy Hockey update
  • Social media reactions
  • Listener's calls and text

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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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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.