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Canadiens Connection is a connection between our team of credentialed journalists with players, coaches and management around the NHL to bring you an inside look at the Montreal Canadiens.

Canadiens Connection brings listeners smart, penetrating insight about the Montreal Canadiens in a fun, interactive, inclusive format. The engaging podcast features the latest Habs news, debates, analysis from experts around the league and comments from passionate Habs fans.

Canadiens Connection is brought to you by the talented team that publishes All Habs Hockey Magazine. For more than a decade All Habs has been a trusted source for everything about the Montreal Canadiens.
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This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsRick and Joe briefly recap the week of game action for the Montreal Canadiens. Check out the comprehensive post-game reviews for every game at AllHabs.net. Brendan Gallagher chosen as first star of the week by Joseph Whalen. Roster news - Joel Armia remains on the NHL's COVID protocol list but is out of quarantine. Ben Chiarot is skating on his own recovering from a fractured hand. Brendan Gallagher suffered a fractured thumb and will be out a minimum of six weeks. Gallagher has been placed on LTIR. Carey Price is out of the lineup with a lower-body injury, should return next week. Paul Byron was placed on waivers Friday.  Habs prospect report - Canadiens signed forward Jan Mysak to a three-year, entry-level contract. Blake Biondi's UMD Bulldogs lost in semifinal to UMass, out of Frozen Four. Cole Caufield was named winner of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. Cole Caufield made his pro debut for Laval in Toronto on Friday. Check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). NHL News - Canucks announce that they expect to resume their season and play full 56-game schedule. With Monday's NHL trade deadline, what is the current state of the Habs? What are the Canadiens needs/issues? Segment 2: Theo Fleury: We're All A Little 'Crazy'Rick and Amy Johnson have a special interview with Theo Fleury, NHL legend and Eric Kussin, sports executive. Along with Darren Rovell, sports business insider, they are hosts of We're All A Little "Crazy" presented by the #SameHere Global Mental Health Movement and The Hockey Podcast Network. Former Calgary Flames forward Theo Fleury describes the incredible experience of winning a Stanley Cup in 1989 on Montreal Forum ice beating the Canadiens 4-2. Who was his family cheering for? We only just scratched the surface of this topic with Theo and Eric. This compelling conversation continues in a special bonus episode of the Canadiens Connection due out on Monday! Watch for it!  Segment 3: Have Your Say All Habs Fantasy Hockey Update Special guest host next week: Amy Johnson Listener's calls and text Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsRick and Joe briefly recap the week of game action for the Montreal Canadiens. Check out the comprehensive post-game reviews for every game at AllHabs.net. Carey Price is the mid-season leader in weekly three stars by Joseph Whalen Roster news - Tyler Toffoli remains out with a lower body injury. Joel Armia remains on the NHL's COVID protocol list. Eric Staal is under one-week quarantine.  Habs prospect report - UMD's Blake Biondi advanced to the Frozen Four. Canadiens signed defenceman Corey Schueneman to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2021-22 season. Canadiens signed forward Cole Caufield to a three-year entry-level contract. Caufield will play his first pro game in Laval. Check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). NHL News - NHL announced updates to the Canadiens regular season schedule this week.  Eric Staal had his first media availability as a Montreal Canadien and talked about a variety of topics. Segment 2: Cole Caufield: The Inside StoryThe guys take a look back on being on the scene for every step of Cole Caufield's association with the Montreal Canadiens. Rocket Sports staff and contest winners travelled to Vancouver to witness Caufield being drafted 15th overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Rocket Sports travelled to watch two of Caufield's road games and to record an exclusive interview with him.  Rick and Joe are joined by Todd Milewski of the Wisconsin State Journal, who covered every moment of Caufield's college career.   Segment 3: Have Your Say Happy Easter! All Habs Fantasy Hockey Update CC Question of the week: What are your thoughts on Connor McDavid's hit on Jesperi Kotkaniemi on Tuesday night? Special guest next week: Theo Fleury Listener's calls and text Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsRick and Joe briefly recap the week of game action for the Montreal Canadiens. Check out the comprehensive post-game reviews for every game at AllHabs.net. Josh Anderson named 1st star of the week by Joe in his weekly column. Roster news - Tyler Toffoli out with a lower body injury, was not scheduled to play all three games against Edmonton. Joel Armia and Jesperi Kotkaniemi on the NHL's COVID protocol list. The Canadiens have acquired Eric Staal from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a third and a fifth round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.   Habs prospect report - Jordan Harris has chosen to return to Northeastern for his senior year. NCAA Regional tournaments began on Friday with Habs prospects participating: Cole Caufield, Jack Gorniak, Blake Biondi, Arvid Henrikson, Luke Tuch. Bemidji State upset Wisconsin 6-3 on Friday to end the tournament for Caufield and Gorniak and coach Tony Granato. Check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Marc Bergevin media availability this week regarding the COVID situation and game postponements.  NHL News - Referee Tim Peel will no longer work games now or in the future. NHL players moving from the United States to Canada will now be required to only quarantine for seven days, down from 14.  Sean Burke, Director of Goaltending, has his first media availability. Segment 2: Eric Staal is a CanadienRick and Joe discuss the Eric Staal trade and whether they expected the Canadiens to make the move for the veteran forward. Joe Yerdon joins the show to give the Buffalo side of this trade and give his thoughts on the move.   Segment 3: Have Your Say Tribute to Shannon Coady All Habs Fantasy Hockey update Social media reactions Listener's calls and text Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsRick and Joe briefly recap the week of game action for the Montreal Canadiens. Check out the comprehensive post-game reviews for every game at AllHabs.net. Carey Price named 1st star of the week by Joe in his weekly column. Roster news - Ben Chiarot had surgery on his right hand on Monday, he will miss 6-8 weeks. Paul Byron cleared waivers on Wednesday. Sean Burke participated in his first practice in his new role on Friday. Habs equipment manager Pierre Gervais recognized for 3000 games. Habs prospect report - Cole Caufield has been named Big Ten Player of the Year. Caufield scored game tying and game winning goals in semi-finals, but his Badgers lost to the Golden Gophers in the Big Ten championship on Tuesday. Frozen Four Regional participants to be selected on Sunday. Jordan Harris considering joining the Canadiens now that his NCAA season is done. Ryan Poehling heating up for the Rocket. Check out the Press Zone - Montreal.  There have been new members of the Canadiens who have been key additions on the ice and as leaders, the guys react to comments from newcomers Corey Perry and Josh Anderson.  With Ben Chiarot out of the lineup, the Canadiens have been forced to reconfigure their defensive pairings. Rick and Joe discuss how the new look pairings have performed and react to a clip from Shea Weber discussing the adjustments of playing with a new partner. Could the Habs make a move for some help on the blueline? Overtime losses continue to pile up for the Canadiens, with two more this week they are now 0-9 in extra time. The guys take a look at Dominique Ducharme's strategy for overtime and discuss slow starts.  Segment 2: GM: Stay the course!Marc Bergevin spoke to the media this week in his mid-season media availability. He discussed Chiarot's injury and whether he envisions making a trade to get a replacement for Chiarot, the cap, the team's prospects, playoffs and the changes to the team under Ducharme. Rick and Joe react to this media availability from the Habs GM.   Segment 3: Have Your Say All Habs Fantasy Hockey update Social media reactions Listener's calls and text Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsRick and Joe briefly recap the week of game action for the Montreal Canadiens. Check out the comprehensive post-game reviews for every game at AllHabs.net.  Brendan Gallagher named 1st star of the week by Joe in his weekly column. Roster news - Ben Chiarot suffered a fracture in his right wrist and will be re-evaluated in the coming days. March 11th marked the 25th anniversary of the closing of the Montreal Forum.  Habs prospect report - Cole Caufield has been nominated for Big Ten Player of the Year. Rocket in action Friday against the Toronto Marlies. Be sure to listen and subscribe to the Press Zone - Montreal.  Former Canadiens goaltending coach Stephane Waite continued his media tour, sharing some additional information. Shea Weber gives his thoughts on why Carey Price is having more success.  Interim head coach Dominique Ducharme unveiled a new second line this week, with Tyler Toffoli, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Brendan Gallagher lining up together.  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expects a "fully normal" season for 2021-2022 that will start on time. He also expects fans to return in greater numbers towards the playoffs. The divisions will return to the standard alignment for next season. The NHL signed a seven-year broadcast and streaming agreement with ESPN.  The NHL paused the 2019-2020 season on March 12, 2020. A year later, we take a look back.  Segment 2: Let's Talk Special Teams and OT!Canadiens assistant coach Alex Burrows had his first media availability this week. Last week we spoke to Isha and Dylan of the Hockey Podcast network about Alex Burrows, this week we hear from Burrows discussing finding out he was going to be an assistant coach of the Canadiens and some insight into the importance of Shea Weber on the Canadiens power play.   What's wrong with the Canadiens in extra time? The Habs are now 0-7 in overtime and the shootout. Last week we heard from Jeff Petry about the Canadiens defensive zone coverage in three-on-three overtime, this week the defenceman spoke about the possession plan in OT.   Segment 3: Have Your Say All Habs Fantasy Hockey update Social media reactions Listener's calls and text Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsRick and Joe briefly recap the week of game action for the Montreal Canadiens. Check out the comprehensive post-game reviews for every game at AllHabs.net.  Joel Armia named 1st star of the week by Joe in his weekly column. Roster news - Canadiens sign Gianni Fairbrother to three-year entry-level contract. Josh Anderson has missed three games due to a lower-body injury. Walter Gretzky passed away at the age of 82.  They Said What? - Nick Suzuki discusses the Canadiens lack of offense as of late, Jeff Petry on the Canadiens struggles in overtime and the shootout after the Canadiens fell to 0-6 in extra time this week. Marc Bergevin held a press conference this week after the firing of goaltending coach Stephane Waite and appointing Sean Burke.  Carey Price shared his thoughts on the firing of Waite and hiring of Sean Burke, as well as Marco Marciano, who will be acting as goaltending coach until Burke can begin working with the Canadiens on March 19th.  Stephane Waite gave his insight into what has been happening with Price this season after he had been fired and one of his explanations aligns with something Rick said on last week's show.  Segment 2: Get to know Alex BurrowsThe guys discuss the promotion of Alex Burrows to assistant coach for the Canadiens and weigh in on the power play which according to Nick Suzuki, Burrows has brought some new ideas for.  We're joined by Isha Jahromi and Dylan Keyzer, co-creators of the Hockey Podcast Network, who share their thoughts on Burrows playing career and how it prepared him to start coaching.  Segment 3: Have Your Say All Habs Fantasy Hockey update Social media reactions Listener's calls and text Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsRick and Joe briefly recap the week of game action for the Montreal Canadiens. Check out the comprehensive post-game reviews for every game at AllHabs.net.  Artturi Lehkonen named 1st star of the week by Joe in his weekly column. Roster news - Taxi squad: Byron, Fleury, Frolik, Belzile, McNiven. Lindgren sent to Laval for conditioning. Kaiden Guhle and Gianni Fairbrother returned to their junior hockey teams. Former GM Irving Grundman died at the age of 93. They Said What? - Brendan Gallagher's thoughts on the disallowed goal, Claude Julien's last presser as head coach of the Canadiens and Marc Bergevin's press conference after firing Claude Julien and Kirk Muller.  Segment 2: Player Grades at Quarter Season MarkThe Canadiens promoted Dominique Ducharme as and interim head coach and added Alexandre Burrows as an assistant after firing Claude Julien and Kirk Muller on Wednesday. Rick and Joe are joined by Simon Servant of the Canadian Press to discuss Ducharme's track record and then give their thoughts on the events of Wednesday.    Segment 3: Have Your Say All Habs Fantasy Hockey update Social media reactions Listener's calls and text Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsRick and Joe briefly recap the week for the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs picked up a win last week against the Leafs, in what was their only game of the week.  Carey Price named 1st star of the week by Joe in his weekly column. Roster news - Paul Byron was waived, cleared waivers and was assigned to the taxi squad. Tomas Tatar was a healthy scratch against Toronto, returned to practice with Kotkaniemi and Armia. Michael Frolik sent to Laval on a conditioning stint. Former Canadien Alex Galchenyuk traded twice this week, lands with the Maple Leafs.  Habs Prospect report - Ryan Poehling with his first goal of the season on Friday night. Gianni Fairbrother with an assist in his first pro hockey game. Jan Mysak played his first game as a pro. Jesse Ylonen picked up two assists in Laval's 5-2 over Belleville. Check out daily reports at AHLReport.com. They Said What? - Our favourite clips from the week from Tomas Tatar, Paul Byron and Claude Julien. Marc Bergevin had a press conference this week, Rick and Joe take a look at what was said by the Canadiens GM. Hockey notes - NHL COVID protocols. Outdoor games at Lake Tahoe. Sidney Crosby says that he wants to stay with the Pittsburgh Penguins his entire career. Segment 2: Player Grades at Quarter Season MarkThe Montreal Canadiens have played 15 games of 56. At just past the quarter point in the season, Rick and Joe go through the Canadiens roster handing out player grades. Who will receive the highest grade? Who is underperforming? The guys discuss that and more in this quarter season review!  Segment 3: Have Your Say All Habs Fantasy Hockey update Social media reactions Listener's calls and text Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsRick and Joe briefly recap the week for the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs had a rough week with back-to-back losses against the Leafs and Oilers. Shea named 1st star of the week by Joe in his weekly column. Roster news - Joel Armia returned to the Canadiens lineup against the Leafs. Corey Perry sent to the taxi squad. Line juggling for the Habs, Tatar with Kotkaniemi and Toffoli with Danault. Charlie Lindgren "injured" by Carey Price.  Habs Prospect report - Sean Farrell recorded his fourth straight three-point game Thursday night. Kaiden Guhle left practice early on Thursday with a minor injury. Laval Rocket season is underway. Check out daily reports at AHLReport.com. Rejean Tremblay column in Le Journal de Montreal. Political Science student says Canadiens core should speak French.  They Said What? - Our favourite clips from media availabilities this week, including Weber on his 1000th game and more! Hockey notes - NHL expands their COVID protocols. Edmonton forward Jesse Puljujarvi tests positive, which resulted in Oilers-Habs game being delayed an hour.  We remember former Canadiens forward Ralph Backstrom who passed away on Sunday.  Segment 2: What's wrong with the Montreal Canadiens?It's the question that all Habs fans are asking right now: What has happened to the Montreal Canadiens? Where have the goals gone? More importantly where have the wins gone? Rick and Joe take a look at the Canadiens recent games and discuss what has been going on with the Habs. Also, should fans be panicking about the goaltending situation? And what is the Canadiens identity?  Segment 3: Have Your Say All Habs Fantasy Hockey update Social media reactions Listener's calls and text Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsRick and Joe briefly recap the week for the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs went 2-2 this week, the guys pick out some memorable moments from each of the four games.  Carey Price named 1st star of the week by Joe in his weekly column. Roster news - Laval Rocket season start is on hold. Check out daily reports including audio from players and coach Joel Bouchard at AHLReport.com. Cole Caufield named Big10 Hockey first star of the week. Josh Anderson experienced flu-like symptoms during the game against the Flames. Alexander Romanov injured in practice Friday. Victor Mete trade request denied by Bergevin.  Canadiens home stand - Thoughts on Dillon Dube's hit on Jesperi Kotkaniemi, https://www.nhl.com/player/shea-weber-8470642 (Shea Weber)'s 1000th game, the debut of the Habs reverse retro sweater and more! They Said What? - Our favourite clips from media availabilities this week, including Weber on his 1000th game and more! Hockey notes - NHL postpones more games and expands their COVID protocols. A pair of former Canadiens prospects, Nikita Scherbak and Noah Juulsen make their debuts for new teams.  Segment 2: A Brief Visit to the PenthouseThe Canadiens found themselves occupying the top spot in the North division for a short time this week. Rick and Joe take a look back at the long journey for the Habs to get to that spot after finishing 24th last season and how they were quickly displaced following a disappointing effort against the last place Ottawa Senators.   Segment 3: Have Your Say CC Question of the week: Now that you have seen them on the ice, what do you think about the Canadiens retro reverse jerseys? New Partnership: The Hockey Podcast Network Social media reactions Listener's calls and text Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsRick and Joe briefly recap the two games the Canadiens played this past week, the finale of their three-game set in Vancouver and their home opener Thursday against the Flames.  Tyler Toffoli named 1st star of the week by the NHL.  Joel Armia in concussion protocol, he skated on his own this week.  Laval Rocket training camp underway. Check out daily reports including audio from players and coach Joel Bouchard at AHLReport.com. Claude Julien says that Ryan Poehling and Cale Fleury will not attend Rocket camp.  Marc Bergevin says that Cole Caufield will turn pro following the conclusion of his season at Wisconsin.  Canadiens have signed Martin Lapointe to a three-year contract extension. Rick and Joe make observations about the Canadiens returning to the Bell Centre in their home opener Thursday.  They Said What? - Our favourite clips from media availabilities this week.  Hockey notes - Wayne Gretzky celebrated his 60th birthday this past Tuesday. Pierre Luc-Dubois in quarantine in Winnipeg. Patrik Laine expected to make Columbus debut Tuesday. Jack Roslovic was in CBJ lineup on Thursday. Josh Anderson spoke about his relationship with John Tortorella. Elliotte Friedman confirmed that Marc Bergevin had a deal in place to move up in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft to select Dubois. What if? Segment 2: Habs Newcomers ImpressFollowing a much-too-early review of the Canadiens new additions last week, the guys continue with a much-too-early review of the North Division. The Canadiens find themselves in possession of second place in the North behind the Toronto Maple Leafs, but have played two less games to this point. Can the Canadiens compete for a division title? Rick and Joe take a look around the North.  Segment 3: Have Your Say All Habs Fantasy hockey- update. CC Question of the week: What did you think of Ben Chiarot's takedown of Matthew Tkachuk? Social media reactions Listener's calls and text Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsRick and Joe take a look back at the week that was for the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs picked up three wins this week and currently occupy the top spot in the North division alongside the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Joel Armia was diagnosed with a concussion after a hit from Canucks defenceman Tyler Myers. He will not play Saturday night against Vancouver. Myers avoided supplementary discipline for the questionable hit and will be available to the Canucks.  Paul Byron is game-time decision for Saturday's game after taking a Shea Weber slapshot on Thursday night.  Corey Perry and Michael Frolik slid into the top-12 at practice on Friday, given the injuries to Armia and Byron, which has cap implications for the Canadiens. Jake Evans reaction to being placed on the taxi squad.  The Laval Rocket opened camp with 32 players in attendance. The Canadiens announced affiliation with the new ECHL franchise in Trois-Rivières.  Canadiens announce hiring of Ben Shutron as an amateur scout.  They Said What? - Our favourite clips from Canadiens media availability this week. Hockey notes - Pierre Luc-Dubois drama escalates after benching., comes to an end after trade to Winnipeg Report: Phillip Danault rejected $30 million contract extension offered by Marc Bergevin. Segment 2: Habs Newcomers ImpressAfter our Big Topic segment two weeks ago in which Rick and Joe gave their predictions for which Habs newcomer would make the biggest impact with the club, the guys take an early look at the newbies after five games. We've seen Jake Allen between the pipes, we've seen Tyler Toffoli and Josh Anderson up front and we've seen Joel Edmundson and Alexander Romanov on the back end. Who has impressed the most?   Segment 3: Have Your Say All Habs Fantasy hockey- update. CC Question of the week: Are you relieved after the Pierre-Luc Dubois trade to Winnipeg? Social media reactions Listener's calls and text Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsThe Canadiens opened their season Wednesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs, losing 5-4 in overtime.  Noah Juulsen was claimed on waivers earlier this week by the Florida Panthers. Meanwhile, all other Canadiens players who were put through waivers cleared.  The Habs announced five members of their six player taxi squad, which includes Michael Frolik, Corey Perry, Ryan Poehling, Cale Fleury and Charlie Lindgren. Jake Evans was assigned to the taxi squad after the first game for cap reasons.  Rick and Joe share their thoughts on the Habs opening night performance. Who impressed? Who disappointed? How did the newcomers perform? The guys give their thoughts on all of those questions.  Player agent Jeff Jackson tweeted that the NHL doesn't do enough to protect star players.  They Said What? - Alexander Romanov's first media availability. Hockey notes - 27 players test positive for the coronavirus as the season opens. The 2020-21 season is underway, what's different? NHL opened the season to record TV ratings.  Segment 2: To Dubois or not to Dubois? This week Columbus Blue Jackets head coach confirmed the reports that centre Pierre-Luc Dubois wants out of Columbus. This alone would be quite enough for Habs fans to start connecting the Quebec-born centre to the Canadiens, but Nick Kypreos poured some gasoline on the fire with his report that the Habs are Dubois' preferred destination. Blue Jackets ask is now focused around Nick Suzuki plus additional pieces, Alexander Romanov has been deemed untouchable.  We take a look back to the 2016 NHL Draft, the roots of Marc Bergevin's interest in Pierre-Luc Dubois.  Should the Canadiens trade Suzuki plus additional pieces for Dubois? Jesperi Kotkaniemi? Would Romanov be a better alternative for the Habs to deal? Segment 3: Have Your Say All Habs Fantasy hockey draft. CC Question of the week: Would you make the trade with the Blue Jackets for Pierre -Luc Dubois if it meant sending Nick Suzuki to Columbus? Social media reactions Listener's calls and text Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio Canadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. Get the Canadiens Connection! Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
Canadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. This Week’s Show Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCanadiens prospect Jesse Ylonen will make his way to Montreal soon. World Juniors Report - Rick and Joe react to the Gold Medal game between Canada and USA, touch on tournament standouts and how Canadiens prospects performed.  Canadiens training camp has opened, we got our first look at what the team might look like when play begins.  They Said What? - This week, the guys react to audio from Marc Bergevin, Jake Allen, Josh Anderson, Corey Perry and Brendan Gallagher.  Hockey notes - Dallas Stars postponed first two games of the season as six players and two staff  tested positive for COVID-19. 19 Columbus Blue Jackets players missed practice Friday in accordance with NHL COVID-19 protocols. Pittsburgh Penguins cancel practice and scrimmage. Laval Rocket will play its home games at the Bell Centre. Carey Price will wear a mask designed to look like a biomechanical skull this season. Segment 2: Rate the Habs newbies!Rick and Joe take a look at the Habs newcomers and discuss who they believe will make the biggest impact with the Canadiens. Marc Bergevin provided a lot of options to choose from, but who do Rick and Joe think will be the most impactful additions for the Habs?   Segment 3: Have Your SaySocial media reactions. Listener's calls and texts Bad tweet of the week Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
Canadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. This Week’s Show Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsThe Canadiens terminated the contract of forward Alexandre Alain by mutual agreement.  The Canadiens signed forward Corey Perry to a one-year contract worth $750,000. This comes a week after the Habs signed Michael Frolik to an identical contract.  The roster for Canadiens training camp has been released, camp is set to open Sunday. World Junior Championship report - With group play having come to an end, Rick and Joe give their thoughts on the tournament and players who have stood out to them. They take a deeper look at the play of the three Canadiens prospects involved in the tournament, Kaiden Guhle, Cole Caufield and Jan Mysak.  They Said What? - Michael Frolik and Corey Perry spoke to the media this week after the veteran forwards both signed one-year deals with the Canadiens.  Hockey notes - AHL Board of Governors approve framework for season to begin on February 5th. The Washington Capitals signed Zdeno Chara to a one-year contract. Columbus Blue Jackets re-sign Pierre-Luc Dubois to 2-year contract. NHL will play two outdoor games in Lake Tahoe, Nevada in February, February 20: Colorado Avalanche vs Vegas Golden Knights and February 21: Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers. P.K. Subban and Lindsay Vonn break up after three years.  Segment 2: Joe's Big Bold PredictionsWith the season right around the corner, Joe provides five bold predictions for the Canadiens 2020-2021 season. After all the change we have seen this past off-season, what does Joe predict for the Canadiens this season?    Segment 3: Have Your SaySocial media reactions. Listener's calls and texts Bad tweet of the week Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
Canadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. This Week’s Show The Canadiens signed forward Michael Frolik earlier this week to a one-year contract worth $750,000.  Canadiens prospect report - Charles Hudon scored 5th goal of the season for Lausanne. What can we expect from Jonathan Drouin this season? After an article from our colleague Chris G sparked some debate on the All Habs Fan Page on Facebook, Rick and Joe weigh in on what we might see from Drouin this season.  World Junior Championship report - Habs 2020 2nd round pick, Jan Mysak, was named captain of the Czech Republic. Two other Canadiens prospects Kaiden Guhle for Canada and Cole Caufield for the United States. First games played on Christmas Day, Canada opens against Germany, Czech Republic vs Sweden, United States vs Austria. Rocket Sports granted credentials for tournament.  They Said What? - Elliotte Friedman on whether or not one more shoe is about to drop for the Habs.  NHL is Back! - The 2020-21 NHL season will begin on January 13th, with teams playing a 56-game schedule. Rick and Joe run down all the key information you need to know heading into the season.  Segment 2: Five Burning Questions Facing CanadiensThe NHL's 56-game regular season is set to kick off on January 13th. This is great news for players, media, hockey fans and affiliated staff. The Canadiens have experienced a significant makeover in the off-season and now they will have to come together in a very short period of time. As training camp approaches, what are the five burning questions facing the Montreal Canadiens?  Segment 3: Have Your SaySocial media reactions. Listener's calls and texts Bad tweet of the week Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
Canadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. This Week’s Show Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsThe Florida Panthers have signed forward Anthony Duclair to a one-year contract. The guys take a look around at the remaining UFAs with the season just around the corner. Former Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty has been the subject of some trade rumours out of Vegas. He said the rumours are "lightweight stuff" after playing in Montreal. Canadiens prospect report - Habs prospect Jordan Harris named Hockey East player of the week. Joni Ikonen has been skating and could return soon. Alexander Gordin with a three-point game on Friday. World Junior Championship report - The Canadiens will have three players in the tournament: Kaiden Guhle, Cole Caufield and Jan Mysak. Kirby Dach named captain of team Canada with Dylan Cozens and Bowen Byram as the alternates. 10 positive COVID-19 tests at WJC on Friday. Arrests have been made after the theft of Wayne Gretzky memorabilia from the house of Walter Gretzky.  NHL Return to Play - The NHL and NHLPA have reached a tentative agreement for a 56-game season that will begin on January 13th. Questions still remain on how it will look, including whether the entire season will be played in the United States. Quebec premier, Francois Legault says the province's health restrictions will not be an obstacle for the Canadiens. Segment 2: WJC 2021: The Most Wonderful Time Rocket Sports Junior Hockey specialist, Mike Raschle, joins the show to preview the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships. Rick and Joe talk with Mike about Team Canada and his expectations entering the tournament. Who poses the biggest challenge to Canada? Will Canada get stability between the pipes? The guys discuss this and more! Segment 3: Have Your SaySocial media reactions. Listener's calls and texts Bad tweet of the week Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
Canadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. This Week’s Show Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsUnrestricted free agent Mike Hoffman remains unsigned. The talented goal scorer put up 29 goals last season but has yet to find a home.  Canadiens prospect report - Habs prospect Kaiden Guhle has made Team Canada for the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships. Cole Caufield made the roster for Team USA. Jesse Ylonen is full of confidence when it comes to his future with the Canadiens.   Canadiens Christmas Concert - Diane Bibaud played some lovely renditions of Christmas songs and some Canadiens players sent out holiday greetings. A picture of Brendan Gallagher in the new reverse retro Canadiens jersey was posted to social media.  They Said What? - Habs sports science and performance director Pierre Allard spoke with media this week, touching on Alexander Romanov, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and more.  Carey Price ranked number two in The Great Goalie Ranking from Sports Illustrated and the Hockey News.  Forbes ranked the Canadiens as the third most valuable NHL franchise. Brian Burke thinks the Canadiens are more playoff ready than the other Canadian teams.   Around the Hockey World - NHL targets a January 13th start with training camps set to open January 3rd, but it would be December 31st for teams who did not participate in the bubble. NHL/NHLPA leaning towards a 56-game schedule. Montreal will play in the all-Canadian division. NHL has proposed an expanded roster framework to the players. Cross-border trades will be allowed but quarantine periods will be respected. NHL intends to purchase COVID-19 vaccines for players Segment 2: Best Habs team in a quarter centuryThis week, Habs beat writer Mathias Brunet argued that the 2020-21 edition of the Montreal Canadiens could be the best CH roster in 25 years. Do you agree? Rick and Joe discuss the possibility of this team being the best Habs team constructed in the last 25 years. Segment 3: Have Your SaySocial media reactions. Listener's calls and texts Bad tweet of the week Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
Canadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. This Week’s Show Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsFormer member of the Laval Rocket, Antoine Waked, signed a deal with the Indy Fuel of the ECHL.  Canadiens prospect report - Habs prospect Cole Caufield is headed to the American World Junior camp after an up and down week with the Wisconsin Badgers. While 2020 second round pick Jan Mysak is headed to World Junior camp for the Czech Republic. Scoring highlights of the week. They Said What? - Habs assistant coaches Dominic Ducharme and Luke Richardson spoke to the media this week, while development coach Francis Bouillon also had an availability.  Around the Hockey World - Gary Bettman says the NHL is "taking their time" planning for a new season. A new proposal of a 56-game season that would start January 15th came to light. With the ongoing disputes between the NHL and NHLPA, fans are assigning blame.  Segment 2: 25th Anniversary of the Patrick Roy TradeDecember 6th marks the 25th anniversary of the infamous Patrick Roy trade that saw the Canadiens trade their franchise goaltender to the Colorado Avalanche that saw the Canadiens net a rather underwhelming package of players. Rick and Joe take a look back at the circumstances surrounding the deal as we approach the 25th anniversary of the transaction.  Segment 3: Have Your SaySocial media reactions. Listener's calls and texts Bad tweet of the week Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
Canadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (https://twitter.com/JoeWhalen19 (@JoeWhalen19)) and Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way. This Week’s Show Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsShane Churla has left the Canadiens organization to take on the role of Director of Amateur Scouting with the Florida Panthers. Former Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations, Larry Carriere has also left the organization.  Canadiens forward Phillip Danault has been named the recipient of the Jean Beliveau trophy for community involvement.  Deacon Sports and Entertainment announced the appointment of three senior leaders for their new ECHL franchise in Trois-Rivères  Canadiens prospect report - Hockey Canada shuts down their National Junior selection camp in Red Deer. Jesperi Kotkaniemi's loan with Pori Assat has come to an end. Cole Caufield netted a hat-trick against Penn State. Jordan Harris and Jayden Struble are in quarantine with the rest of their team at Northeastern University. They Said What? - Kirk Muller spoke with the media this week, touching on a variety of subjects, including training camp, the Canadiens power play, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and much more.  Looking back on the 2009-2010 season: Rick and Joe share their memories of a season that was full of celebration and optimism.  Segment 2: Feels Like 2010: Interview with Annakin SlaydRick and Joe are joined by Montreal hip-hop artist and sports fan, Annakin Slayd. Slayd touched on all of the optimism that surrounded the 2009-10 season, punctuated by his song "Feels like '93". Slayd also touches on the return of that optimism following the Canadiens improbable playoff run in the bubble.  Segment 3: Have Your SaySocial media reactions. Listener's calls and texts Bad tweet of the week Get The Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram) Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes)) https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify) https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast) https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rocket-sports-radio (Stitcher) https://castbox.fm/channel/id3054454 (Castbox) https://pca.st/71oN (Pocket Casts) https://radiopublic.com/canadiens-connection-69AMww (RadioPublic) https://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports--Recreation-Podcasts/Rocket-Sports-Radio-p1039405/ (TuneIn) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmxvZ3RhbGtyYWRpby5jb20vcm9ja2V0c3BvcnRzL3BvZGNhc3Q (Google Podcasts) And don't be shy to give the podcast a 5-star rating!
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