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Episode 127

Mid-Season Adjustments | Canadiens Connection ep 127

This Week’s Show

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

  • Rick and Joe briefly recap the week of game action for the Montreal Canadiens. Check out the comprehensive post-game reviews for every game at AllHabs.net. 
  • Brendan Gallagher named 1st star of the week by Joe in his weekly column.
  • Roster news - Ben Chiarot suffered a fracture in his right wrist and will be re-evaluated in the coming days. March 11th marked the 25th anniversary of the closing of the Montreal Forum. 
  • Habs prospect report - Cole Caufield has been nominated for Big Ten Player of the Year. Rocket in action Friday against the Toronto Marlies. Be sure to listen and subscribe to the Press Zone - Montreal. 
  • Former Canadiens goaltending coach Stephane Waite continued his media tour, sharing some additional information. Shea Weber gives his thoughts on why Carey Price is having more success. 
  • Interim head coach Dominique Ducharme unveiled a new second line this week, with Tyler Toffoli, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Brendan Gallagher lining up together. 
  • NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expects a "fully normal" season for 2021-2022 that will start on time. He also expects fans to return in greater numbers towards the playoffs. The divisions will return to the standard alignment for next season. The NHL signed a seven-year broadcast and streaming agreement with ESPN. 
  • The NHL paused the 2019-2020 season on March 12, 2020. A year later, we take a look back. 

Segment 2: Let's Talk Special Teams and OT!

  • Canadiens assistant coach Alex Burrows had his first media availability this week. Last week we spoke to Isha and Dylan of the Hockey Podcast network about Alex Burrows, this week we hear from Burrows discussing finding out he was going to be an assistant coach of the Canadiens and some insight into the importance of Shea Weber on the Canadiens power play.  
  • What's wrong with the Canadiens in extra time? The Habs are now 0-7 in overtime and the shootout. Last week we heard from Jeff Petry about the Canadiens defensive zone coverage in three-on-three overtime, this week the defenceman spoke about the possession plan in OT. 

 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.