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Episode 177

Trade Winds | Canadiens Connection ep 177

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 assigned Lukas Vejdemo and Sami Niku to the Laval Rocket. Niku will report to Laval after the All-Star break. Brendan Gallagher and Paul Byron (season debut) returned to the lineup. Canadiens have placed Michael McNiven on injured reserve. Annual Canadiens pro scouts meetings concluded on Sunday after a few days of discussions.
  • Habs prospect report - Laval picked up five points in their past three games. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
  • Quotes of the week - Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher.
  • Hockey news and notes - All-Star Nick Suzuki participated in the "Save Streak" and "Fountain Face-Off" skills events. Gary Bettman said that the 2022 NHL Entry Draft may be moved from Montreal if government restrictions aren't lifted. 

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Rebuild or Retool?

  • GM Kent Hughes is formulating a plan with VP Hockey Ops Jeff Gorton to return the Canadiens to glory. Will it be a tear down like the Arizona Coyotes, will they follow the path of the New York Rangers or will it be something completely different?
  • Chris and Rick examine what fans can expect in the weeks ahead prior to the trade deadline.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Draft Kings Daily Fantasy picks: Michael Spinella with guest Sam Gerber.
  • 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.