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Episode 116

Habs Five Burning Questions | Canadiens Connection ep 116

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


  • The Canadiens signed forward Michael Frolik earlier this week to a one-year contract worth $750,000. 
  • Canadiens prospect report - Charles Hudon scored 5th goal of the season for Lausanne.
  • What can we expect from Jonathan Drouin this season? After an article from our colleague Chris G sparked some debate on the All Habs Fan Page on Facebook, Rick and Joe weigh in on what we might see from Drouin this season. 
  • World Junior Championship report - Habs 2020 2nd round pick, Jan Mysak, was named captain of the Czech Republic. Two other Canadiens prospects Kaiden Guhle for Canada and Cole Caufield for the United States. First games played on Christmas Day, Canada opens against Germany, Czech Republic vs Sweden, United States vs Austria. Rocket Sports granted credentials for tournament. 
  • They Said What? - Elliotte Friedman on whether or not one more shoe is about to drop for the Habs. 
  • NHL is Back! - The 2020-21 NHL season will begin on January 13th, with teams playing a 56-game schedule. Rick and Joe run down all the key information you need to know heading into the season. 


Segment 2: Five Burning Questions Facing Canadiens

  • The NHL's 56-game regular season is set to kick off on January 13th. This is great news for players, media, hockey fans and affiliated staff. The Canadiens have experienced a significant makeover in the off-season and now they will have to come together in a very short period of time. As training camp approaches, what are the five burning questions facing the Montreal Canadiens? 


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.