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Episode 145

Strength and Sacrifice | Canadiens Connection ep 145

This Week’s Show

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

  • Connor McDavid and Jon Cooper praise the Habs. Check out news Headlines posts every day at AllHabs.net. 
  • Carey Price chosen as first star of the week by Joseph Whalen.
  • Roster news - Shea Weber future in question with lingering knee, ankle and thumb injuries. Canadiens announce Dominique Ducharme has been named head coach, signed three-year contract extension. Assistant coach Luke Richardson also signed three-year contract extension. 
  • Habs prospect report - Canadiens have signed forward Alex Belzile to a one-year, two-way contract. Laval Rocket have signed forward Jake Lucchini to a one-year, one-way contract. Joel Bouchard had a media availability with Anaheim Ducks. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
  • Taking a look at Canadiens players who are unrestricted free agents.
  • NHL news and notes - NHL announces order for 2021 NHL Entry Draft which starts on July 23rd. Canadiens with 11 selections. 

Segment 2: Shea Weber's future is uncertain

  • Rick and Joe dive into the story surrounding Shea Weber's uncertain future, what does the future hold for the Habs captain? The fallout of the situation impacts the Canadiens stance on their protection list for the expansion draft. 
  • What is the price for the Seattle Kraken to steer clear of Canadiens backup goaltender Jake Allen? Might Marc Bergevin opt to trade Allen in advance of the expansion draft? 
  • What about Jonathan Drouin? 
  • What happens to the Canadiens identity if Shea Weber is not available? 
  • Should the Canadiens be considered a contender or did a number of fortunate circumstances come together to help them get to the Stanley Cup Final?

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • 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