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Episode 148

Rapid Transformation | Canadiens Connection ep 148

This Week’s Show

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

  • Check out news Headlines posts every day at AllHabs.net. 
  • Roster news - Paul Byron underwent hip surgery earlier this week, recovery time expected to be five months. Qualifying offers for restricted free agents: Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Artturi Lehkonen, Michael Pezzetta, Ryan Poehling, Otto Leskinen, Michael McNiven.
  • Habs prospect report - Will return next week. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
  • Managing controversy - Canadiens sponsors raise their concerns after the selection of Logan Mailloux in the first round on the NHL Entry Draft. Geoff Molson released a statement and had a private media event. Gary Bettman comments on the selection. 
  • NHL news and notes - Busy trade and free agent market. Goalie carousel. Off-season winners and losers. 

Segment 2: Canadiens transformation

  • Marc Bergevin has undertaken a makeover of the Canadiens roster to address injury issues and shortcomings. The Canadiens made a number of notable signings when free agency opened up. Rick and Joe take a look at all of them, look at what may be next for the Habs and have a way-too-early look at what the Habs line combinations and defence pairings might look like. 

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • 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