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Episode 136

Playoff Rivalry Renewed | Canadiens Connection ep 136

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.
  • Nick Suzuki chosen as first star of the week by Joseph Whalen.
  • Roster news - First COVID vaccinations for Canadiens players and staff. Injury update: Phillip Danault, Brendan Gallagher, Shea Weber, Carey Price and Jonathan Drouin. Corey Perry nominated for Bill Masterton Trophy. Jesse Ylonen made his NHL debut this week. Canadiens sign Rafael Harvey-Pinard to a two-year entry-level contract. Canadiens had no Quebeckers in their lineup on Monday for the first time ever. 
  • Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket season winding down. Trois-Rivières to play their inaugural game on October 21st in Trois-Rivières. Check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
  • Canadiens goaltending - Cayden Primeau made his fourth start of the season on Wednesday. Jake Allen awarded the Jacques Beauchamp-Molson Trophy.  
  • "I Was Meant To Be A Hab" by Tyler Toffoli appearing in The Players' Tribune.
  • NHL News - Canadiens open the playoffs in Toronto on Thursday May 20th. 

Segment 2: Canadiens bad starts, is it a coaching issue?

  • With Marc Bergevin spending close to $90 million last off-season, how has the team progressed with this major investment in talent? In addition, Bergevin made a significant in-season change to the coaching staff. How have the changes improved the team? How did Bergevin's moves at the trade deadline help/hamper the team? Canadiens enter the post-season with the fewest points of any playoff team. What are the excuses for not meeting expectations and finishing 18th in the NHL this season?
  • Elliotte Friedman reported that discussions have begun with Geoff Molson about Marc Bergevin's future with the Canadiens. Should Bergevin's contract be extended? Should the interim label be removed so Dom Ducharme becomes the head coach of the Canadiens?
  • Do the Canadiens have a chance against the Maple Leafs? Marc Bergevin claimed that he specifically built this team for the playoffs so a first round upset could affirm his case.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • All Habs Fantasy Hockey Update - Final
  • 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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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.



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