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Episode 180

Roster Transformation | Canadiens Connection ep 180

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 - Josh Anderson suffered a facial injury against the Sabres but practiced on Friday and should be in the lineup against Ottawa. Paul Byron has an upper-body injury. There's no timeline for his return. Joel Armia practiced with the team (non-contact jersey). He's day-to-day, but won't play against Ottawa. Jonathan Drouin started skating on Thursday. He's progressing, but won't travel to Ottawa. Jonathan and his girlfriend welcomed their first child. Mathieu Perreault practiced with the team. He will return to the lineup against the Senators. Joel Edmundson practiced with the team (non-contact jersey). He'll travel to Ottawa, but won't play. Corey Schueneman has completed his stint in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol and returned to practice. Jake Allen started skating again on Thursday. Carey Price's off-ice rehab is progressing and he's doing better, but he isn't ready to return to the ice for the coming week.
  • Habs prospect report - Next year's AHL All-Star Classic will be held in Laval at Place Bell on February 5, 6, 2023. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
  • Habs news and notes: John Sedgwick was promoted to assistant general manager by the Canadiens. 

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Rebuild or Transformation

  • The NHL trade deadline is three weeks away so it's a good time to take stock of the rebuilding of the Montreal Canadiens. Amy and Rick discuss the additions and potential changes on and off the ice.

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.