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Episode 109

Habs Most Pressing Issues | Canadiens Connection ep 109

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

  • Canadiens prospect Mattias Norlinder left a game due to an apparent shoulder injury. 
  • Montreal has loaned defenceman Josh Brook to Krefeld Pinguine in the German Hockey League. 
  • Canadiens former first round pick David Fischer was in the news this week. He offered some thoughts on why things did not go his way after being the 20th selection in the 2006 draft. 
  • André Tourigny, who will be the head coach of Team Canada at the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships, took the opportunity to heap some praise on the Canadiens first round selection Kaiden Guhle. 
  • Corey Pronman of The Athletic ranked the top 155 NHL players under the age of 23. The Canadiens feature six players in his ranking, the highest being Nick Suzuki at #27. 

Segment 2: Most Pressing Issues About the Montreal Canadiens

  • Rick and Joe take a look at 12 of the most pressing issues that face the Montreal Canadiens entering the 2020-21 season. The guys tackle the big questions. What will this season look like? Did Marc Bergevin do enough to make the Canadiens cup contenders? Will Claude Julien accept the youth movement? All these questions and more!
  • We take a look back at the most pressing questions we had entering last season and compare. 

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.