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Episode 170

Naughty or Nice | Canadiens Connection ep 170

This Week’s Show

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

  • Check out news Headlines posts every week day at AllHabs.net
  • Roster news - Mike Hoffman, Artturi Lehkonen, and Laurent Dauphin have been added to the Canadiens COVID-19 list. They are following league protocols and are being monitored closely by team doctors. The team welcomed back Brendan Gallagher (COVID-19), Sami Niku (COVID-19) and Paul Byron (hip surgery) to practice on Sunday. The Canadiens recalled forwards Alex Belzile, Rafaël Harvey-Pinard, and Lukas Vejdemo from the Rocket before practice. On Monday the NHL announced that the Montreal Canadiens have paused all team activities, including games and practices, through December 26th. Canadiens are said to be reworking January schedule to play the majority of their games on the road to reduce lost revenue.
  • Habs prospect report - Montreal Canadiens prospect Kaiden Guhle was named captain of Team Canada for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. Jan Mysak was named captain for Team Czechia. Oliver Kapanen will play for Team Finland. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
  • Quote of the week - Brendan Gallagher.
  • Hockey news and notes - The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to suspend operations from Dec. 22-25. NHL has postponed 32 games this week bringing the total to 50 games postponed this season. Players will report back to their teams on Boxing Day. The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to not send players to the 2022 Olympic Games due to COVID-19 concerns. Hockey Canada announced it would not participate in this month's Spengler Cup. 

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Christmas report card

  • The Montreal Canadiens have completed 38 percent of their season, and with the COVID pause, we decided to get out the report cards and give each player a grade. Michael Spinella joins in for the holiday time assessment.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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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.

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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
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Michael Spinella

Michael was born and raised in Ottawa but, has settled in Montreal as a young professional. He grew up a Sens fan, but now enjoys watching all NHL teams and following prospects throughout their development. Michael has experience in Podcasting, Photography and Audio Production, which he uses to share his excitement and joy of the game.