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Episode 156

Solving the Puzzle | Canadiens Connection ep 156

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 - Canadiens announced that five players failed their medical exams including Mike Hoffman, Josh Brook, Joel Teasdale, Paul Byron and Carey Price. Joel Edmundson is day-to-day and Brendan Gallagher was absent for family reasons. Jesse Ylonen reversed his decision and will now be vaccinated. Jonathan Drouin was praised after giving two short interviews to TVA & RDS.
  • Habs prospect report - Summary of Canadiens rookie camp. 16 rookies were invited to the Canadiens main training camp. Canadiens signed defenceman Cody Goloubef to a professional tryout contract. Canadiens signed defenceman Sami Niku to a one-year, two-way contract.
  • Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
  • Canadiens training camp is underway. 70 players are at training camp split into three groups. This is the first Canadiens training camp directed by Dominique Ducharme. What does that mean for forward lines and defence pairings? 
  • NHL news and notes - Olympic hockey schedule for 2022 Winter games has been announced. Reduced capacities in some Canadian NHL arenas this season. NHL has announced a crackdown on cross-checking for the 2021-22 season.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Training Camp Battles

  • There are very few roster spots available so the lineup questions may primarily concern the fourth line and the bottom defence pair. Check in on the questions to be answered during training camp.

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 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