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If you love hockey, Rocket Sports Radio has a podcast for you. "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 and analysis from experts around the l…

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    10 Bold Predictions | Canadiens Connection ep 212

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 93:57


    This Week's Show: 10 Bold PredictionsSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Mike Matheson, Mike Hoffman and Christian Dvorak missed practice on Friday. Matheson took a therapy day, while Hoffman and Dvorak have been added to the injury list with upper-body injuries. Kent Hughes hinted that Paul Byron may be headed to LTIR. Canadiens signed Owen Beck and Logan Mailloux to their three-year, entry-level contracts. Laval Rocket will play exhibition games on Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from Marty St. Louis and Juraj Slafkovsky. Hockey news and notes: Mat Barzal, Jason Robertson and MacKenzie Weegar received big paydays this week. Former NHL goaltender Dave Dryden passed away this week at the age of 81. Segment 2: BIG Topic - 10 Bold Predictions for the 2022-'23 Montreal Canadiens + Final RosterWith just a short time remaining until the Montreal Canadiens open the 2022-'23 regular season, we take one more look at the construction of the roster revisiting our projections from last week. It's also the perfect time to make our prognostications for the new season. Amy Johnson joins us to help with the 10 bold predictions from our RSM panel. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800- GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (http://ccpg.org/chat) (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1- 800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. Bet must win. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Free Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Free bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Free Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 1/15/23. See terms at http://draftkings.com/sportsbook (draftkings.com/sportsbook).

    Spotlight on Slafkovsky | Canadiens Connection ep 211

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 100:32


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Nick Suzuki and Madison Bowey were full participants for Saturday's practice. Josh Anderson returned to practice after recovering from a hand injury. Twenty-three players were cut from Canadiens training camp on Friday. Laval Rocket training camp will open on Sunday. Canadiens signed goaltender Jake Allen to a two-year contract extension with an AAV of $3.85 million. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from Kent Hughes, Jeff Gorton and Adam Nicholas. Hockey news and notes: Jeff Petry was fined $5,000 by NHL Department of Player Safety. Nashville Predators will play SC Bern in an exhibition game in Switzerland on Monday. Mitch Marner could be used as defenseman for Maple Leafs this season. The 50th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series victory was celebrated. Segment 2: BIG Topic - It's still early but there are rumblings of concern about the play of first overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky. The 18-year-old has not yet scored in a Canadiens jersey which includes two games at the Prospects Challenge and two exhibition games.. The Canadiens training camp roster has been trimmed and more cuts are on the way. With just over a week until the start of the regular season, who will make the Canadiens opening night roster? Michael and Rick reveal their early selections of forwards, defenceman and goaltenders that could start the season in Montreal. Which rookie will find his way into the lineup? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET....

    Most Pressing Questions | Canadiens Connection ep 210

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 101:45


    This Week's Show: Most Pressing QuestionsSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Canadiens training camp opened with 74 players at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Josh Anderson, Jake Evans, Nick Suzuki and Joel Edmundson have been added to the injury list. The annual Canadiens Red - White intrasquad scrimmage takes place on Sunday afternoon at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens eight-game pre-season schedule begins on Monday vs the New Jersey Devils. The Trois-Rivieres Lions are preparing for their second season in the ECHL which will get underway on October 21st in T-R. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from David Savard, Kaiden Guhle and Jordan Harris. Hockey news and notes: Nathan MacKinnon signed an eight-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. Keith Yandle, Zdeno Chara and P.K. Subban announced their retirements from hockey. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Ten of the Most Pressing Questions About the Montreal Canadiens for 2022-'23 AND exclusive Owen Beck InterviewIn a season where the Montreal Canadiens are not forecasted to make the playoffs, fans will have to moderate their expectations. Player development will be the primary objective. As training camp is underway, there are a number of key issues that remain unanswered. In this segment, we present our first look at the 10 most pressing questions about the Montreal Canadiens for 2022-23. Rocket Sports exclusive: Interview with Canadiens prospect Owen Beck. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET. See terms at sportsbook...

    Next Generation Habs | Canadiens Connection ep 209

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 123:52


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Juraj Slafkovsky made his debut in a Canadiens jersey, playing well in the rookie tournament. Roster news - Canadiens announced RBC as their official game jersey sponsor. Nick Suzuki was named the 31st captain in Canadiens history. Joel Edmundson and Brendan Gallagher are the alternate captains. Habs prospect report - 2022 Prospects Challenge is underway in Buffalo, NY. Owen Beck and Filip Mesar have been standouts so far. Kaiden Guhle will play on Sunday versus Ottawa. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from Nick Suzuki, Josh Anderson and Arber Xhekaj. Hockey news and notes: Blake Wheeler was removed as captain of the Winnipeg Jets.  Patrick Roy, GM and head coach of the Quebec Remparts, was suspended for one game and fined $5,000 after a pre-season match. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Get Excited About Prospects!Canadiens fans have reason to be optimistic about the growing number of talented prospects in the organization. The Athletic's NHL Pipeline Rankings listed the Buffalo Sabres as first and the Montreal Canadiens ranked seventh. Both rookie teams faced each other at the 2022 Prospects Challenge in Buffalo. Joe Yerdon, Buffalo-based NHL reporter from the Maintenance Day podcast, joined us for an informative discussion about prospects. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET. See terms at sportsbook dot draftkings dot com slash football terms.

    Habs Betting on Dach | Canadiens Connection ep 208

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 107:07


    This Week's Show: Habs Betting on Kirby DachSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Juraj Slafkovsky participated in the NHLPA Rookie Showcase. Canadiens signed Kirby Dach to a four-year, $13.45 million contract. Kent Hughes confirmed that Carey Price will be placed on the offseason long-term injured reserve list. Canadiens signed Cayden Primeau to a three-year, one-way contract extension worth $2.67 million. Jonathan Drouin will wear sweater number 27 for the upcoming season. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from Juraj Slafkovsky, Kent Hughes, Kirby Dach and Cayden Primeau. Hockey news and notes: Senators signed forward Tim Stutzle to an eight-year, $66.8 million contract extension. Mathieu Perreault announced his retirement from hockey, will join TVA Sports. Joel Bouchard and Michel Therrien have been added to TVA Sports for their Saturday Night Hockey broadcasts. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Fan Goals!Canadiens fans have endured the 2021-22 season where their favorite team finished last in the NHL, 32nd overall. They are being asked to support a squad who is expected to be in the bottom five of the standings again this upcoming season. What are their goals? The Athletic reported the results of a Canadiens fan survey that drew almost 3000 responses. We'll touch on their survey and provide some insight from our own large fan community. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET. See terms at sportsbook dot draftkings dot com slash football terms.

    The Case for Captain | Canadiens Connection ep 207

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 111:37


    This Week's Show: The Case for the Next Canadiens CaptainSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens announced that the Jonathan Drouin annual golf tournament raised $1.1M for the CHUM Foundation. It was reported that one of the options being discussed for Kirby Dach is a 4-year contract at $3.5M AAV. Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket signed forward Brett Stapley to a one-year, one-way contract. Canadiens prospect Logan Mailloux continues to recover from shoulder surgery. He won't be able to be a full participant in camp. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from Dominique Ducharme, Nick Suzuki, Sean Monahan and Kent Hughes. Hockey news and notes: Blues signed free agent Tyler Pitlick to a professional tryout contract. Reportedly, the Rangers are trying to trade defenceman Nils Lundkvist. Canadiens Hall of Famer Ken Dryden 'wished he could have been a fan' for the 1972 Summit Series. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Habs Leaders: Ready for Prime Time?Kent Hughes has declared that the Canadiens will name a team captain for the 2022-'23 season. Front-runners include Nick Suzuki, Brendan Gallagher and Joel Edmundson. The announcement is expected in the next few weeks. We discuss Canadiens' captains in history, current NHL fraternity of captains and how management can rebuild the leadership component of the team. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET. See terms at sportsbook dot draftkings dot com slash football terms.

    Repairing Habs Prospect Development | Canadiens Connection ep 206

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 105:28


    This Week's Show: Repairing the Habs Prospect Development SystemSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - The Canadiens announced that Sean Monahan will be wearing sweater number 91 this season. Joel Armia is training with Pori Assat in his hometown as he prepares for training camp. Juraj Slafkovsky will attend the 12th annual NHLPA Rookie Showcase on September 6th in Arlington, Virginia. Habs prospect report - Joshua Roy and Riley Kidney won gold at the 2022 World Junior Championship. Goaltending prospect Jakub Dobes was on the ice this week as practice for the Ohio State team got underway. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the week from Owen Beck, Eric Crawford and Nick Bobrov. Hockey news and notes: NHL is going ahead with plans for a World Cup of Hockey in February 2024. Canadiens Hall of Famer Ken Dryden and his family are fans of Carey Price. NHL Pipeline Rankings: Canadiens rank No. 7. Segment 2: BIG Topic - One That Got Away: Charlie LindgrenJeff Gorton and Kent Hughes are dedicated to ushering in a new era in the evolution of the Montreal Canadiens particularly in the area of player development. Hughes has committed to putting the resources and supports in place to develop more positive relationships with players to (quote) "get the best out of everyone" and have "everyone pulling together."  Pulling together in the same direction wasn't the case during the tenure of Marc Bergevin. The development of many promising prospects was stunted or left unfulfilled until they moved to other organizations. Charlie Lindgren had a stellar season in 2021-22 with the St Louis Blues organization including impressive wins over the Canadiens and the Laval Rocket. In the off-season, Lindgren signed a three-year, $3.3M contract with the Washington Capitals. Exclusive interview Rocket Sports with Washington Capitals goaltender Charlie Lindgren. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only....

    Accelerating Habs Rebuild | Canadiens Connection ep 205

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 89:11


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens relinquished the rights to prospect Brett Stapley. Canadiens acquired forward Sean Monahan and a conditional first-round pick in 2025 from the Calgary Flames in exchange for future considerations. Habs prospect report - Canadiens prospect Jayden Struble will reportedly return to Northeastern University next season for his senior year. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: Nashville Predators will host the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. Former Canadiens forward Cedric Paquette has signed a contract with Dinamo Minsk. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Habs GM Leverages Dire OutlookThe rebuild of the Montreal Canadiens took another significant step this week after GM Kent Hughes acquired a conditional first-round draft pick in 2025. That gives Montreal five first-round picks over the next three drafts. Hughes was in a position to receive this asset due to LTIR cap space potentially provided by Carey Price's lingering knee injury. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Mailbag: Allen, Dubois, Slafkovsky | Canadiens Connection ep 204

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 109:34


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Juraj Slafkovsky dominated an awards gala in Slovakia being named the Best Forward, Best Player Under 20 and the Slovak Player of the Year. Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket hired Charles Juneau as video coach. Canadiens prospects Jan Mysak, Oliver Kapanen, Petteri Nurmi, Riley Kidney and Joshua Roy each contributing to their national team at the World Junior Championship. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the Week from Evgenii Dadonov. Hockey news and notes: Flames signed defenseman Josh Brook. Panthers named Sylvain Lefebvre as an assistant coach. Hurricanes forward Max Pacioretty and Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner out with significant injuries. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Dubois? Allen? Slafkovsky? Developing Prospects? All Habs Mailbag!This week, we answered listener questions and reacted to your comments about current issues facing the Montreal Canadiens. After a difficult season and a successful draft, it appears that hope for the future has returned. The topics that you wanted to talk about include the potential trade of Pierre-Luc Dubois, developing Canadiens prospects, fan opinions of Jake Allen, and predictions for next season including for Juraj Slafkovsky. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Breakthroughs and Bouncebacks | Canadiens Connection ep 203

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 91:09


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens' video coach, Mario Leblanc stepped down from his position. Daniel Harvey was promoted to video coach with the Canadiens from Laval. Canadiens hired former Panthers scout Billy Ryan as Director of Player Evaluation. Habs prospect report - Riley Kidney and Joshua Roy will represent Canada at the 2022 World Junior Championship. Oliver Kapanen and Petteri Nurmi will play for Team Finland. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the Week from Max Pacioretty. Hockey news and notes: Flames signed forward Jonathan Huberdeau. Where do the Canadiens rank this season in contract efficiency? Segment 2: BIG Topic - Breakthroughs and Bounce-backsThe Canadiens opening night roster is far from being set in stone. Kent Hughes has work yet to do if he is to achieve his off-season goal of greater cap flexibility. But as we look at the current roster, there are opportunities for several young-guns to have breakthrough seasons. And for others, coming off less than a stellar year, they are candidates for a bounce-back season. We'll discuss Cole Caufield, Brendan Gallagher, Justin Barron, Kirby Dach, Nick Suzuki and other Canadiens. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week: Would you support individual goal songs for Montreal Canadiens players? Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Focus on Intentions Not Results | Canadiens Connection ep 202

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 119:15


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Mike Matheson and Evgenii Dadonov arrived in Montreal for the first time as Canadiens. Habs appointed Stephane Robidas as an assistant coach. Habs prospect report - Canadiens prospects Luke Tuch, Blake Biondi and Lane Hutson vie for spots on USA Hockey's World Junior team. Oliver Kapanen and Petteri Nurmi will play for Team Finland. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the Week from Juraj Slafkovsky and Pierre-Luc Dubois. Hockey news and notes: There's a Canadien on the list of 10 worst contracts in the NHL. Artturi Lehkonen had his day with the Stanley Cup at home in Finland. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Sour Grapes and Silver SpoonsThis week the Canadiens made an addition to their bench while a former coach spoke out about his departure from the club. Former Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme said that he was 'left in the dark.' Stephane Robidas' role will be to help develop the Canadiens young defencemen. Habs Mandate: Focus on intentions not results. Patience is the key. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Who Will Blink on Dubois? | Canadiens Connection ep 201

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 101:31


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - The Canadiens signed goaltender Samuel Montembeault and Rem Pitlick to two-year, one-way contract extensions. Habs prospect report - The Laval Rocket signed forward Emile Poirier and goaltenders Philippe Desrosiers and Joe Vrbetic to a one-year, two-way AHL contracts and signed defenceman Alex Green, forward Gabriel Bourque and goaltender Kevin Poulin to one-year, one-way AHL contracts. Canadiens prospects Luke Tuch, Blake Biondi and Lane Hutson have been invited to the NJEC by USA Hockey. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the Week from Jeff Gorton, Stephane Waite, Mike Matheson and Kirby Dach. Hockey news and notes: Jets signed forward Pierre-Luc Dubois to a one-year, $6.0 million contract. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Who Will Blink on Dubois? Pierre-Luc Dubois would like to play for the Habs but he was signed to a contract by Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Winnipeg Jets. Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens would like to make a trade happen. But each general manager is playing a patient game. Who will blink first? Dubois situation from the Canadiens perspective. Dubois situation from the Jets perspective. Rocket Sports contributor Mike Raschle joins us to offer his perspective of the situation. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Free Agent Envy + Petry Trade | Canadiens Connection ep 200

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 121:21


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens signed Corey Schueneman, Michael Pezzetta, Alex Belzile, Joel Teasdale and Nate Schnarr to one-year contract extensions. Montreal also signed Juraj Slafkovsky and Filip Mesar to a three-year, entry-level contracts. Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket signed Ryan Francis and Brennan Saulnier to one-year AHL contracts. A successful development camp was held from July 10 to 13th. We reveal our 3-stars from the camp! Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: Former Canadiens Artturi Lehkonen, Mikhail Sergachev and Charlie Lindgren each signed new contracts. Segment 2: BIG Topic - The Hughes ProjectAfter a successful NHL Draft, the Canadiens GM had to quickly switch his focus. While Habs fans looked on with envy at teams signing big-name players to blockbuster deals, Kent Hughes had to steer clear of the highly-prized free agents to focus on pressing issues with his club. We discuss the complete Hughes dossier: Juraj Slafkovsky, Logan Mailloux, Carey Price, Jeff Petry and Pierre-Luc Dubois. PROGRAM NOTE: Stay tuned until the end of the podcast as we react to breaking news on Jeff Petry. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. TRADE ALERT: Instant reaction to Canadiens trading Jeff Petry to Pittsburgh. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Draft Extravaganza | Canadiens Connection ep 199

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 119:42


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - NHL released its 2022-23 regular season schedule for all 32 teams including the Canadiens. Montreal Canadiens announced the addition of four new team ambassadors: Guy Carbonneau, Vincent Damphousse, Patrice Brisebois and Chris Nilan. Canadiens selected forward Juraj Slafkovsky with the first overall pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. The Montreal Canadiens traded defenceman Alexander Romanov to the New York Islanders and acquired forward Kirby Dach from the Chicago Blackhawks. Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket signed forward Danick Martel to a one-year, one-way AHL contract. Rocket signed forward Brandon Gignac to a two-year, one-way AHL contract. Annual development camp will be held from July 10 to 13th at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: Avalanche GM Joe Sakic named the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year. There were a number of NHL teams making transactions with Canadiens' connections. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Draft ExtravaganzaAfter weeks of speculation, the debate is over, the mystery has been solved and the Montreal Canadiens have made their choice: Juraj Slafkovsky was selected as the first overall pick. Kent Hughes traded Alexander Romanov and pick No. 98 to the New York Islanders for pick No. 13. Hughes then traded picks 13 and 66 to the Chicago Blackhawks for Kirby Dach. We will discuss all of the Canadiens picks and the events of the Draft weekend. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Final Countdown: Wright vs Slaf | Canadiens Connection ep 198

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 87:30


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Welcome to Season 5 of the Canadiens Connection! Roster news - The Montreal Canadiens will play eight preseason games this Fall beginning on Monday, September 26th. Sean Burke was named Director of Goaltending and NHL Goaltending Coach for the Vegas Golden Knights. Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket assistant coach Kelly Buchberger was inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame. Saint John Sea Dogs beat Hamilton Bulldogs to win the Memorial Cup. Arber Xhekaj was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: Hockey Hall of Fame announced its class of 2022: Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Roberto Luongo, Daniel Alfredsson, Riikka Sallinen and Herb Carnegie. Segment 2: BIG Topic - The Final CountdownThe tension is rising with just a few days left until the Montreal Canadiens make their selection with the first overall pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. What's the latest? TSN's Bob McKenzie released his final draft rankings with Juraj Slafkovsky taking the number one spot. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Top of the Draft Rankings | Canadiens Connection ep 197

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 85:21


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (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 https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (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 RankingsHabs 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 SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Wright, Cooley or Slafkovsky? | Canadiens Connection ep 196

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 99:43


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens signed defenseman Otto Leskinen to a one-year, two-way contract. The Montreal Canadiens general have traded defenseman Shea Weber to the Vegas Golden Knights in return for forward Evgenii Dadonov. Habs prospect report - The Springfield Thunderbirds eliminated the Laval Rocket from the Calder Cup playoffs. The Montreal Canadiens will have three prospects at the 2022 Memorial Cup with Jan Mysak and Arber Xhekaj playing for OHL champions, the Hamilton Bulldogs. Kaiden Guhle will play in his second Memorial Cup for the Edmonton Oil Kings. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Quotes of the Week: Canadiens GM Kent Hughes spoke to the media about the trade of Shea Weber and his legacy. Hockey news and notes: Chicago Blackhawks have interviewed Luke Richardson for the position of head coach. Stanley Cup playoffs update. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Sportsnet Draft Insider Sam CosentinoThe 2022 NHL Entry Draft is less than three weeks away. Kent Hughes says that the Montreal Canadiens have not yet determined their selection with the first overall pick. Joining us this week is NHL Draft Analyst Sam Cosentino to discuss Sportsnet's 2022 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings: Final Edition and the three players at the top of the draft rankings: Shane Wright, Logan Cooley and Juraj Slafkovsky. Cosentino also identifies players who may be available for the Canadiens to select with their second, first round pick at No. 26. Lastly, Sam provides a few anecdotes from the NHL Draft Combine in Buffalo. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Short and Long-term Wins | Canadiens Connection ep 195

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 92:47


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens announced the appointment of Marie-Philip Poulin as a part-time player development consultant. Francis St. Pierre was announced as the Assistant Equipment Manager of the Montreal Canadiens. Canadiens announced the signing of defenseman Chris Wideman to a two-year contract extension. Habs prospect report - The AHL Eastern Conference final is underway between the Laval Rocket and the Springfield Thunderbirds. Canadiens prospect Joshua Roy made his Laval Rocket debut in Game 3. Gianni Fairbrother played his first career AHL playoff game in Game 4. Canadiens prospect Jan Mysak had a game-winning overtime goal and added an assist as the Hamilton Bulldogs beat the Windsor Spitfires 3-2. Canadiens prospect Xavier Simoneau recorded four assists and William Trudeau had two goals as the Charlottetown Islanders beat the Shawinigan Cataractes 7-0. Canadiens player development coach Francis Bouillon said Oil Kings defenceman Kaiden Guhle is the organization's brightest prospect. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: Tickets went on sale on Thursday for the NHL Entry Draft in Montreal. Chicago Blackhawks have requested permission from the Montreal Canadiens to interview Luke Richardson for the position of head coach. Stanley Cup playoffs update. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Habs Under Construction (Orange Cones Everywhere)This week, we watched as the Montreal Canadiens made one personnel move for the short term and one that is unlikely to have an impact for several years. Once again, the Canadiens appointed a person without experience in their new role: Marie-Philip Poulin as a part-time player development consultant. The first signing of a player who was on the active roster last season was Chris Wideman. The veteran defenceman received a two-year contract extension. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)), Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required.

    Carey, Coach and Combine | Canadiens Connection ep 194

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 95:40


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Joel Armia won a gold medal, Josh Anderson picked up a silver at the IIHF World Championship. Carey Price was selected as this year's recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Habs prospect report - The Laval Rocket are set to begin the Eastern Conference final against the Springfield Thunderbirds. Laval Rocket signed Canadiens prospect Joshua Roy to an amateur tryout contract. With the passing of the June 1st deadline, the Montreal Canadiens have relinquished their rights to Jacob Olofsson. Canadiens prospect Ty Smilanic has transfered from Quinnipiac University to the University of Wisconsin. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal) Quotes of the Week: Carey Price added the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy to his long list of accomplishments. Hockey news and notes: Montreal Canadiens announced that Martin St. Louis will be the 32nd head coach in Canadiens history. Segment 2: BIG Topic - GM Hughes: Checking the BoxesTwo major items on Kent Hughes' off-season to-do list were preparing for the NHL Entry Draft and locking down his head coach. He made significant progress on both items this past week. Martin St. Louis reacted to receiving a three-year contract extension from the Canadiens. Jeff Gorton, Kent Hughes and members of the Hockey Operations staff spent this past week in Buffalo at the NHL Scouting Combine. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Upgrading Forward Talent | Canadiens Connection ep 193

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 89:36


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Joel Armia will face off off against Josh Anderson as Canada meets Finland in the gold medal game of the IIHF World Championship. Habs prospect report - The Laval Rocket advanced to the AHL Eastern Conference final. Canadiens prospects Jan Mysak, Arber Xhekaj and Kaiden Guhle are exceling in the CHL playoffs. Goaltender Jakub Dobes was voted 2021-22 Team MVP by the Ohio State Buckeyes. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: NHL coaching carousel and Stanley Cup playoff update. Segment 2: BIG Topic - The Forwards: Suzuki, Caufield & ?The off-season will be a busy one for Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes. Introducing a new, elite level forward prospect will be the first order of business. Identifying a winger for the Canadiens top line of Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield will be another. And continuing to provide opportunities for young players to advance while supporting them with experience will be a priority. Will Hughes make a splash at the Draft by making a blockbuster trade for the Devils' second pick overall? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Reshaping the Habs Defence | Canadiens Connection ep 192

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 88:54


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Canadiens prospect Otto Leskinen has signed a two-year deal with Frolunda (SHL). Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen is not a finalist for the King Clancy Trophy. Finalists are Ryan Getzlaf (ANA), Darnell Nurse (EDM) and P.K. Subban (NJD). Canadiens goaltender Carey Price was selected as one of the three finalists for the Bill Masterton Trophy. Habs prospect report - The Laval Rocket advanced to the North Division final against the Rochester Americans. Canadiens prospect Riley Kidney may join the Laval Rocket for the remainder of the playoffs. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: NHL coaching carousel and Stanley Cup playoff update. Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Off Season To-Do List: Reshaping the Habs DefenceThe off-season will be a busy one for Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes. Building a defence corps that provides opportunities for the Canadiens young defencemen while supporting them with experience will be a tough task. In addition to putting together a group of defencemen, Gorton and Hughes must free up salary cap space. Jeff Petry and the contract of Shea Weber provide prime opportunities for additional cap space. They will be priorities to trade. Who can be signed as a free agent? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    A Critical Decision | Canadiens Connection ep 191

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 95:25


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  The Montreal Canadiens won the lottery on Tuesday night providing them with the first overall pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Roster news - Canadiens at the World Championships: Josh Anderson (Canada), Sean Farrell and Jordan Harris (United States), Joel Armia (Finland), Frederick Dichow (Denmark). Canadiens goaltender Sam Montembeault underwent surgery on his right wrist. Canadiens have appointed Christopher Boucher as Director of Hockey Analytics. Canadiens forward Mike Hoffman is hosting a fund-raising gala. Habs prospect report - The Laval Rocket lead their first round playoff series with Syracuse. Hamilton Bulldogs swept the Mississauga Steelheads as Canadiens prospect Arber Xhekaj scored an overtime winner. Be sure to read the content at https://ahl.report/ (AHL.report) and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Hockey news and notes: NHL coaching carousel and Stanley Cup playoff update. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Surveying Draft OptionsThe transformation of the Montreal Canadiens roster was given a huge boost by winning the lottery and securing the first overall pick for the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Jerome Berube, Director of Scouting for Hockey Prospect joins us to discuss the Canadiens options. Scouting reports on Shane Wright, Logan Cooley, David Jiricek, Juraj Slafkovsky and Simon Nemec. Breaking down the trade proposed on 32 Thoughts: The Podcast involving the Canadiens first overall pick. The Canadiens also have a late first round pick (from Calgary) and their own first pick of the second round. Berube runs down some prospects that could be of interest to the Habs. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Off-season Coping Strategies | Canadiens Connection ep 190

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 90:17


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net.  Roster news - Canadiens have signed forward Riley Kidney to a three-year, entry-level contract. Goaltending prospect Frederik Dichow has signed with Frolunda HC (SHL) for the 2022-23 season. Defenseman Dmitri Kostenko signed a two-year contract with Spartak Moscow (KHL.) Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket first round playoff series is underway with Syracuse. Trois Rivieres Lions have been eliminated from the playoffs. The Newfoundland Growlers defeated the Lions in the North Division semifinals. NHL Central Scouting has published it's final rankings ahead of the NHL Entry Draft on July 7-8 in Montreal. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal. Habs news and notes: Sean Farrell and Jordan Harris will represent the United States at the IIHF World Hockey Championship. Hockey Canada announced that the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championship will be played in Halifax and Moncton. Gary Bettman says that the NHL has no interest in expanding the playoffs. The NHL's salary cap will bump up to $82.5 million for the 2022-23 season, rising for the first time since 2019-20, but not for the Montreal Canadiens. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Off-season Coping Strategies for Habs FansThe Montreal Canadiens 2021-22 regular season is over. There will be no NHL playoffs for the organization. So how can Canadiens fans get through the summer months? We're here to help!  It promises to be a busy off-season. There will be a good deal of activity when it comes to RFAs, UFAs and trades for the Canadiens. And the entire Rocket Sports team is excited to bring it all to you. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Work to Do | Canadiens Connection ep 189

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 94:27


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Emil Heineman continues to skate on his own and work one-on-one with director of hockey development Adam Nicholas as he recovers from injury. Carey Price visited his surgeon while the Canadiens were in New York City. Price started the final game of the season. Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket have clinched a playoff spot. Trois Rivieres Lions  have begun their playoff series with the Newfoundland Growlers. Canadiens prospect Mattias Norlinder has completed his contract with Frolunda and is ready for the next step. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Habs news and notes: A state funeral will be held for Guy Lafleur on Tuesday May 3. Head equipment manager Pierre Gervais retired after a 35 year career. Carey Price was  named in the NHLPA player's poll. Carey Price is the Canadiens' nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Alexander Romanov was awarded the Jacques Beauchamp-Molson Trophy. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Closing A Chapter, Opening the NextOn Friday night, the Montreal Canadiens ended a tumultuous season that included injuries, a pandemic, firings, hirings, numerous dubious records and a 32nd place finish. The next step for the players was to clean out lockers and sit down for their exit meetings with management.  The Montreal Canadiens' management has a great deal of work to do in the off-season including preparing for the NHL Entry Draft, signing their RFAs and new UFAs, and improving their salary cap situation by trading bad contracts. The off-season begins today! Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Celebrating The Flower | Canadiens Connection ep 188

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 86:50


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Joel Armia was granted a leave of absence to attend to a family matter in Finland. Paul Byron was reinjured in Tuesday's game against the Wild. He will require more tests. Michael Pezzetta was suspended two games by the Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of TJ Oshie. Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket are looking to clinch a spot while the Trois Rivieres Lions begin the playoffs. Canadiens prospect Kaiden Guhle is a nominee for WHL Defenceman of the Year. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Habs news and notes: The 2022 NHL Draft Lottery drawing will be held on May 10th. The Canadiens alumni met with the current management of the team including Jeff Gorton, Kent Hughes and Marty St. Louis. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Guy Lafleur: The Legend Will Live OnOn Friday, Montreal Canadiens legendary Hall-of-Famer Guy Lafleur died at the age of 70 after a 31-month battle with lung cancer. We pay tribute to the wonderful life and career of Guy Lafleur from a variety of perspectives with contributions from all over the hockey world. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week: We read fan memories and expressions of condolence from Canadiens and hockey fans. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Goaltending Forecast | Canadiens Connection ep 187

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 96:24


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net.  Roster news - Canadiens announced that Jake Allen, Jonathan Drouin and Justin Barron are out for the rest of the season. Carey Price was activated from IR and made his season debut against the Islanders. Habs prospect report - Brett Stapley and the University of Denver won the NCAA hockey title. Laval Rocket and Trois Rivieres Lions eyeing the playoffs. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal. Quotes of the week: Nick Suzuki, Paul Byron and Carey Price on Price's season debut. Habs news and notes: Michael Misa was granted exceptional player status by Hockey Canada. New York Islanders legend Mike Bossy died on Friday. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Recapturing CH Identity: GoaltendingCarey Price made his season debut on Friday night at the Bell Centre. There was a buzz of excitement in the city among Habs fans and Price's teammates. A healthy Carey Price can change the organizational strength in goal.  What could the Canadiens goaltending complement look like for 2022-23? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Emerging Leaders | Canadiens Connection ep 186

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 95:36


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net.  Roster news - Jordan Harris made his NHL debut against the Lightning on Saturday. Carey Price is on the Canadiens road trip and is getting close to returning. The Canadiens signed forward Emil Heineman to a three-year, entry-level contract. Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield were named co-winners of the Molson Cup for March. Habs prospect report - Lucas Condotta made his pro debut with Laval on Friday night vs Rochester. Prospect Brett Stapley and his University of Denver team will play for the NCAA hockey title vs Minnesota State. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal. Quotes of the week: Guy Boucher on Nick Suzuki; Luke Richardson on Joel Edmundson; and Brendan Gallagher on Tim Stutzle. Habs news and notes: April 9th marks the 20th anniversary of the return to the ice for Saku Koivu after his battle with cancer.  Segment 2: BIG Topic - Rebuilding the Leadership of the CanadiensThe Canadiens have suffered from a serious lack of leadership this season. The four players who guided the team through the 2021-22 campaign all the way to the Stanley Cup Final have been missing.  Habs GM Kent Hughes said that a captain will be in place for next season. What makes a good captain? Who will make up the Canadiens leadership team in 2022-23? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Rivalry Reimagined | Canadiens Connection ep 185

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 73:22


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - William Lagesson and Justin Barron made their Canadiens' debuts this week. The Canadiens signed defenceman Jordan Harris to a two-year entry-level contract. The Canadiens signed forward Joshua Roy to a three-year, entry-level contract. The Canadiens signed forward Lucas Condotta to a one-year, entry-level contract. Habs prospect report - Two Canadiens prospects have made it to the Frozen Four: Brett Stapley (Denver), Rhett Pitlick (Minnesota). Jayden Struble's season was over when Northeastern was eliminated. The question is will Struble return to school next season or turn pro? Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Habs news and notes: The NHL named Cole Caufield the league's "Rookie of the Month" for March. Guy Lafleur will receive the Medal of Honour from the Quebec National Assembly on May 24th.  Segment 2: BIG Topic - This week, Denis Lessard from La Presse reported that there were discussions between the Ottawa Senators, the NHL, Quebecor and the Quebec government to schedule five Senators games at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City next season. Quebec City has been without a team since 1995. The 18,000 seat Videotron Centre is presently the home of the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. In the unlikely event that the Quebec Nordiques return to the NHL, what would it mean for the Montreal Canadiens? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Focus on the Future | Canadiens Connection ep 184

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 104:04


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net.  Roster news - Brendan Gallagher was injured against Dallas. He will be out one more week. Ryan Poehling has been skating on his own. He will likely be out another week. Gallagher and Poehling will not travel for the four-game road trip. Carey Price remains at home with an illness. Jeff Petry is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Jonathan Drouin has been placed on IR. Nate Schnarr, William Lagesson and Justin Barron were acquired at the NHL's Trade Deadline. Habs prospect report - Canadiens prospect Logan Mailloux may be done for the season as he considers shoulder surgery. Seven Canadiens prospects began the 16-team  NCAA regional tournament; four prospects remain in pursuit of a Frozen Four berth: Blake Biondi (UMD), Brett Stapley (Denver), Ty Smilanic (Quinnipiac), Rhett Pitlick (Minnesota). Elliotte Friedman reported that Jordan Harris will sign a two-year ELC with the Montreal Canadiens in the coming days. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal. Habs news and notes: Jesperi Kotkaniemi signed an eight-year contract. The NHL General Managers meet in Florida on Monday and Tuesday.  Segment 2: BIG Topic - Jumpstart the RebuildThe Canadiens duo of Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes are getting positive reviews for their work on trade deadline day. We will grade their returns. What can fans expect for the rest of the season from the Montreal Canadiens? With Justin Barron up for a look and Jordan Harris on the way, the management will have an opportunity to preview the Canadiens future defencemen. Who will be part of Montreal's defence corps next season? We'll provide a way-too-early look at the 2022-23 defence pairings. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Reshaping the Habs | Canadiens Connection ep 183

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 112:25


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Ryan Poehling was placed on injured reserve after suffering an upper body injury against Philadelphia. Christian Dvorak and Jake Allen were activated from IR and returned to the lineup against the Stars. Jonathan Drouin will return. Andrew Hammond and David Savard have been skating. Cedric Paquette and Mathieu Perreault both cleared waivers. Habs prospect report - Jakub Dobes received several Big Ten honours. Sean Farrell, Blake Biondi, Ty Smilanic and Jordan pursue a Frozen Four berth. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Habs news and notes: Tampa Bay Lightning acquired forward Brandon Hagel from the Blackhawks. There is a Canadiens connection. Segment 2: BIG Topic - The Gorton PlanBen Chiarot was traded to the Florida Panthers for forward Tyler Smilanic, a 1st-round pick in 2023 and a 4th-round pick (NYR) in 2022. We will grade the return. Special guest: Allan Kreda, Hockey writer for the New York Times and Associated Press regarding Jeff Gorton's impact on the Rangers. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast!

    Down to the Wire | Canadiens Connection ep 182

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 94:08


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net.  Roster news - Christian Dvorak is practicing with a limited contact jersey. Jonathan Drouin is practicing with regular jerseys. Jake Allen is getting closer to a return but he will not play this weekend. Andrew Hammond has a lower-body injury and will be re-evaluated by doctors. Joel Edmundson will make his season debut on Saturday night against the Kraken. Carey Price skated Saturday and is making significant progress in his rehab. Habs prospect report - Defenseman Otto Leskinen signed with Tappara Tampere of the Finnish Liiga for the rest of the season. Canadiens prospect Jordan Harris has been named Best Defensive Defenseman and a First-Team All-Star by Hockey East. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal. Habs news and notes: The NHL confirmed that reverse retro jerseys will return next season. The Canadiens held their rookie dinner last Sunday in Vancouver. The Bell Centre returns to full capacity for the game against the Kraken. The Canadiens will collect donations from fans to pass on to UNICEF to support the children of Ukraine. Cole Caufield was named the Molson Cup recipient for February. Guy Lafleur has been named to the Order of Hockey as a Distinguished Honoree for 2022. Segment 2: BIG Topic - Calm Before the StormThe NHL trade deadline is a week away and the buyers are quiet. Canadiens fans have big expectations for the transformation of the team and they are getting a little impatient. What's the latest? Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast! Sponsored by DraftKings: promo code THPN If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Trade Rumblings | Canadiens Connection ep 181

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 84:16


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Mathieu Perreault returned to the lineup against the Senators. Perreault received a tribute video in Winnipeg. Joel Armia returned to the lineup against the Winnipeg Jets. Jake Evans left the game against Calgary with an upper-body injury. Andrew Hammond was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Cayden Primeau was recalled from Laval. Goaltender Michael McNiven was traded to the Calgary Flames for future considerations.  Habs prospect report - JF Houle spoke about Habs prospect Jesse Ylonen. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Habs news and notes: The Bell Centre returns to full capacity on March 12th. Vaccine passports will no longer be required for fans attending games. Masks are required. The family of Guy Lafleur released a health update. The Montreal Canadiens have hired Adam Nicholas as director, hockey development. Segment 2: BIG Topic - The Price of Entertaining HockeyThe Montreal Canadiens have won six of their last seven games and have moved out of the basement of the NHL. Some fans are concerned that this dreadful season will not result in securing the first overall spot in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. New voices: Michael chats with RSM contributor Cole Jurzyniec Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast!

    Roster Transformation | Canadiens Connection ep 180

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2022 79:25


    This Week's ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsCheck out news Headlines posts every week day at http://allhabs.net/ (AllHabs.net).  Roster news - Josh Anderson suffered a facial injury against the Sabres but practiced on Friday and should be in the lineup against Ottawa. Paul Byron has an upper-body injury. There's no timeline for his return. Joel Armia practiced with the team (non-contact jersey). He's day-to-day, but won't play against Ottawa. Jonathan Drouin started skating on Thursday. He's progressing, but won't travel to Ottawa. Jonathan and his girlfriend welcomed their first child. Mathieu Perreault practiced with the team. He will return to the lineup against the Senators. Joel Edmundson practiced with the team (non-contact jersey). He'll travel to Ottawa, but won't play. Corey Schueneman has completed his stint in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol and returned to practice. Jake Allen started skating again on Thursday. Carey Price's off-ice rehab is progressing and he's doing better, but he isn't ready to return to the ice for the coming week. Habs prospect report - Next year's AHL All-Star Classic will be held in Laval at Place Bell on February 5, 6, 2023. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal). Habs news and notes: John Sedgwick was promoted to assistant general manager by the Canadiens.  Segment 2: BIG Topic - Rebuild or TransformationThe NHL trade deadline is three weeks away so it's a good time to take stock of the rebuilding of the Montreal Canadiens. Amy and Rick discuss the additions and potential changes on and off the ice. Segment 3: Have Your SayCanadiens upcoming events. Canadiens Connection Question of the Week. Listener's texts and emails. Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (http://www.twitter.com/allhabs (@AllHabs)) with Amy Johnson (https://twitter.com/flyersrule (@FlyersRule)) and Chris G (https://twitter.com/chrishabs360 (@ChrisHabs360)). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight. Additional segments by Michael Spinella (https://twitter.com/Thespinella (@TheSpinella)). 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! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps. https://canadiensconnection.fm/listen (Subscribe to Canadiens Connection) Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast!