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Episode 168

Trade Possibilities | Canadiens Connection ep 168

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 - Brendan Gallagher and Sami Niku are one week into the COVID protocol. Ducharme said that they will not play on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. The will need time for conditioning. Ducharme: Among injured players, Joel Armia and Jeff Petry are closest to returning. Carey Price skated on his own in full gear this week. Forward Laurent Dauphin and defenseman Kale Clague made their Canadiens debuts against Tampa. Defenceman Mattias Norlinder was loaned to the Laval Rocket and defenceman Corey Schueneman was recalled from the Laval Rocket. Canadiens recalled Jesse Ylonen from the Laval Rocket; he played his first NHL game of the season on Thursday.
  • Habs prospect report - Updates on the Laval Rocket. Montreal Canadiens and forward Arsen Khisamutdinov have mutually agreed to terminate his contract. The 23-year-old was placed on waivers. Khisamutdinov was a sixth-round pick (170th overall) in 2019. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
  • Quotes of the week - Dominique Ducharme, Jake Evans.
  • Hockey news and notes - Jim Rutherford was hired as the president of hockey operations and interim GM of the Vancouver Canucks. Bruce Boudreau picked up first three wins. Flyers fire Alain Vigneault and Michel Therrien. Mike Yeo takes over for the interim. Arizona Coyotes pay deliquent tax bills of $1.3M after city threatened lockout. Gary Bettman says that there are no issues and that the Coyotes are not leaving Arizona. Bettman: no franchises considering relocation and no new expansion plans. Bettman: NHL participation in 2022 Winter Olympics will be a players decision. NHL team values jump 32 percent in recent Forbes ranking. 

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Cleaning House II

  • The Canadiens new Executive Vice-President Jeff Gorton has a lot on his plate. Much of the conversation on social media has zeroed in on the selection of a new General Manager. But Gorton will also be involved in evaluating the coaching staff, improving player development, building out the analytics department and addressing issues with roster construction. The latter will be the focus of the discussion today with Michael Spinella. We each will present our top five list of players to make available at the trade deadline.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

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

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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.