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Episode 142

Battle of the Best | Canadiens Connection ep 142

This Week’s Show

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

  • Rick and Joe break down the week that was for the Montreal Canadiens. Check out the comprehensive post-game reviews for every game at AllHabs.net.
  • Carey Price chosen as first star of the week by Joseph Whalen.
  • Roster news - Jake Evans cleared to play. Dominique Ducharme self isolating at home. Canadiens signed VP John Sedgwick to a three-year contract extension.
  • Habs prospect report - Forward Yannick Veilleux has reportedly signed a two-year contract with Eisbaren Berlin of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Canadiens signed Laurent Dauphin to a one-year, two-way contract. Reports state that Joel Bouchard is unlikely to return as head coach of the Laval Rocket next season. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
  • Marc Bergevin lost out to Lou Lamoriello for the Jim Gregory Award for GM of the Year. Bergevin raised expectations for this team heading into the season and it came to fruition with the Canadiens advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals. 
  • Habs Playoffs News and Notes - Capacity at the Bell Centre currently at 3,500, while Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay at 14,800. Officiating in the playoffs by Chris Lee and Dan O'Rourke has been heavily scrutinized in games three and four of the semi-finals. 

Segment 2: Stanley Cup Final

  • A magical playoff run from the Montreal Canadiens culminates in a Stanley Cup Final appearance. Four wins away from a Stanley Cup championship, Rick and Joe break down the improbable match up for the Stanley Cup.
  • "To be the best, you've got to beat the best." -- Artturi Lehkonen

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Listener's texts and emails. 

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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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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