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Episode 179

Open for Business | Canadiens Connection ep 179

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 - Joel Edmundson skated on his own at Brossard. Mathieu Perreault, Christian Dvorak, Ben Chiarot returned to practice. Tyler Pitlick will not join the team immediately as his wife is about to give birth. Carey Price did not skate this week. He continued to train in the gym as part of his rehab program. Ben Chiarot was placed on injured reserve. The Canadiens recalled Corey Schueneman from the Laval. It is likely that Chiarot will play on Sunday. The Canadiens acquired goaltender Andrew Hammond. Hammond was recalled from the AHL. Hammond will make his Canadiens debut against NYI on Sunday. Cayden Primeau was assigned to Laval. Michael McNiven was activated from IR and assigned to Laval.
  • Habs prospect report - COVID outbreak affecting the Laval Rocket. The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship will be played in mid-August in Edmonton/Red Deer following the Hlinka Gretzky Cup. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
  • Habs news and notes: Trades & Hirings - Nick Bobrov has been hired as co-director of amateur scouting. Vincent Lecavalier has been hired as special advisor to hockey operations. The Canadiens traded Brandon Baddock to the Minnesota Wild for goaltender Andrew Hammond. The Canadiens traded Tyler Toffoli to the Calgary Flames for forwards Emil Heineman, Tyler Pitlick, a first-round pick in 2022 and a fifth-round pick in 2023. 

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Trade Return

  • The Montreal Canadiens acquired two key assets from Calgary in the Tyler Toffoli trade although their impact may not be felt for some time. Director of Scouting Jerome Berube from Hockey Prospect joins Amy and Rick to discuss prospect Emil Heineman and possible draft selections using Calgary's first round pick.

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.

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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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.