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Episode 197

Top of the Draft Rankings | Canadiens Connection ep 197

This Week’s Show

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

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Roster news - Montreal Canadiens will play two preseason games in Twillingate, Newfoundland and Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick versus the Ottawa Senators.

Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket re-signed forward Peter Abbandonato and defenseman Tory Dello to one-year AHL contracts. Canadiens prospects Jan Mysak and Arber Xhekaj of the Hamilton Bulldogs remain in competition for the 2022 Memorial Cup. Oliver Kapanen will play for Team Finland at the World Junior Championship.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Hockey news and notes: Chicago Blackhawks will reportedly hire Luke Richardson for the position of head coach. Stanley Cup playoffs update.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Weighing the Draft Rankings

Habs fans are less than two weeks away from learning the result of the most important choice by the Montreal Canadiens in decades. We have provided our listeners with a comprehensive analysis of the top prospects for this Draft.

In past episodes we have been joined by prospect experts including Sportsnet's Sam Cosentino and Jerome Berube from Hockey Prospect.

Today, we will review the top-3 prospects of the most reputable hockey prospect ranking services. We'll compare the gifts and flaws: Shane Wright, Logan Cooley and Juraj Slafkovsky.

Listen and decide. Then you be the GM and tell us your pick!

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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About the Podcast

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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.