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Episode 192

Reshaping the Habs Defence | Canadiens Connection ep 192

This Week’s Show

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

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Roster news - Canadiens prospect Otto Leskinen has signed a two-year deal with Frolunda (SHL). Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen is not a finalist for the King Clancy Trophy. Finalists are Ryan Getzlaf (ANA), Darnell Nurse (EDM) and P.K. Subban (NJD). Canadiens goaltender Carey Price was selected as one of the three finalists for the Bill Masterton Trophy.

Habs prospect report - The Laval Rocket advanced to the North Division final against the Rochester Americans. Canadiens prospect Riley Kidney may join the Laval Rocket for the remainder of the playoffs. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Hockey news and notes: NHL coaching carousel and Stanley Cup playoff update. Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Off Season To-Do List: Reshaping the Habs Defence

The off-season will be a busy one for Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes. Building a defence corps that provides opportunities for the Canadiens young defencemen while supporting them with experience will be a tough task.

In addition to putting together a group of defencemen, Gorton and Hughes must free up salary cap space. Jeff Petry and the contract of Shea Weber provide prime opportunities for additional cap space. They will be priorities to trade. Who can be signed as a free agent?

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.