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

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

Canadiens Connection is brought to you by the talented team that publishes All Habs Hockey Magazine. For more than a decade All Habs has been a trusted source for everything about the Montreal Canadiens.

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

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

Canadiens Connection is brought to you by the talented team that publishes All Habs Hockey Magazine. For more than a decade All Habs has been a trusted source for everything about the Montreal Canadiens.

    Managing the Risk | Canadiens Connection ep 146

    Managing the Risk | Canadiens Connection ep 146

    This Week’s Show
    Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News
    Some off-season targets for the Canadiens. Check out news Headlines posts every day at AllHabs.net
    Carey Price chosen as first star of the season by Joseph Whalen.
    Roster news - Carey Price with hip and knee injury concerns, seeing a specialist. Canadiens announce Trevor Letowski as an assistant coach. Report: Phillip Danault will not be back, Jonathan Drouin would like to return. Former Canadiens defenceman Yannick Weber retired after 13 seasons in the NHL.
    Habs prospect report - Hockey Canada has invited Kaiden Guhle to their U20 Summer Development Camp. The Canadian Hockey League announced new broadcast rights partnerships that will make TSN, RDS, and CBC the home of the CHL. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
    NHL news and notes - Full 2021-22 NHL schedule will be released on Thursday at 6 pm ET. Canadiens will play six pre-season games with Toronto and Ottawa.
    Segment 2: Shea Weber's future is uncertain
    Rick and Joe run down the series of events leading up to Wednesday night's expansion draft. Marc Bergevin took a huge risk leaving Carey Price unprotected in favour of Jake Allen. Was this gamble worth it? In the end the Canadiens lost young defenceman, Cale Fleury. The guys give their thoughts on the whole process and the expansion draft itself.
    Segment 3: Have Your Say
    Canadiens upcoming events.
    Listener's texts and emails.
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    Canadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (@JoeWhalen19) and Rick Stephens (@AllHabs) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

    Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Strength and Sacrifice | Canadiens Connection ep 145

    Strength and Sacrifice | Canadiens Connection ep 145

    This Week’s Show
    Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News
    Connor McDavid and Jon Cooper praise the Habs. Check out news Headlines posts every day at AllHabs.net.
    Carey Price chosen as first star of the week by Joseph Whalen.
    Roster news - Shea Weber future in question with lingering knee, ankle and thumb injuries. Canadiens announce Dominique Ducharme has been named head coach, signed three-year contract extension. Assistant coach Luke Richardson also signed three-year contract extension.
    Habs prospect report - Canadiens have signed forward Alex Belzile to a one-year, two-way contract. Laval Rocket have signed forward Jake Lucchini to a one-year, one-way contract. Joel Bouchard had a media availability with Anaheim Ducks. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
    Taking a look at Canadiens players who are unrestricted free agents.
    NHL news and notes - NHL announces order for 2021 NHL Entry Draft which starts on July 23rd. Canadiens with 11 selections.
    Segment 2: Shea Weber's future is uncertain
    Rick and Joe dive into the story surrounding Shea Weber's uncertain future, what does the future hold for the Habs captain? The fallout of the situation impacts the Canadiens stance on their protection list for the expansion draft.
    What is the price for the Seattle Kraken to steer clear of Canadiens backup goaltender Jake Allen? Might Marc Bergevin opt to trade Allen in advance of the expansion draft?
    What about Jonathan Drouin?
    What happens to the Canadiens identity if Shea Weber is not available?
    Should the Canadiens be considered a contender or did a number of fortunate circumstances come together to help them get to the Stanley Cup Final?
    Segment 3: Have Your Say
    Listener's texts and emails.
    Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports Radio
    Canadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (@JoeWhalen19) and Rick Stephens (@AllHabs) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

    Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.

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    Be sure to follow @habsconnection on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Heads Held High | Canadiens Connection ep 144

    Heads Held High | Canadiens Connection ep 144

    This Week’s Show
    Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News
    Rick and Joe break down the week that was for the Montreal Canadiens. Check out the comprehensive post-game reviews for every game at AllHabs.net.
    Carey Price chosen as first star of the week by Joseph Whalen.
    Roster news - Now that the Canadiens playoff run has concluded we learned of injuries players were playing through, with Shea Weber, Brendan Gallagher, Jeff Petry, Eric Staal and Tyler Toffoli all playing through the pain. Pierre Allard has resigned and will leave the team at the end of the month.
    Habs prospect report - Trois-Rivieres Lions announce signings of forwards Alexis D'Aoust and Olivier Archambault, and defencemen Guillaume Beaudoin, Mathieu Brodeur and Mathieu Gagnon. Anaheim Ducks name Joel Bouchard as the head coach of the San Diego Gulls. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
    Stanley Cup Finals review - Hearing from Gallagher, Weber and Price with their thoughts on the Stanley Cup Final.
    NHL news and notes - NHL critical dates calendar is filled with events.
    Segment 2: Thoughts on Season & What's ahead!
    Rick and Joe react to quotes from the Canadiens end of season media availabilities, featuring quotes from Corey Perry, Paul Byron, Ben Chiarot and Marc Bergevin. The guys also give their thoughts on what's ahead for the Habs.
    Segment 3: Have Your Say
    Listener's texts and emails.
    Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports Radio
    Canadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (@JoeWhalen19) and Rick Stephens (@AllHabs) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

    Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.

    Get The Canadiens Connection!
    Be sure to follow @habsconnection on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

    Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including:

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    • 2 hr 5 min
    Last Stand | Canadiens Connection ep 143

    Last Stand | Canadiens Connection ep 143

    This Week’s Show
    Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News
    Rick and Joe break down the week that was for the Montreal Canadiens. Check out the comprehensive post-game reviews for every game at AllHabs.net.
    Carey Price chosen as first star of the week by Joseph Whalen.
    Roster news - Other than Jonathan Drouin, no Canadiens on the injured list. Dominique Ducharme returned behind the Canadiens bench in game three after self-isolating at home.
    Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket signed Quebec-born defenceman Carl Neill to a one-year, two-way contract. Laval Rocket signed Quebec-born forrward Danick Martel to a one-year contract. Pascal Vincent, Sylvain Lefebvre to BlueJackets, Andre Tourigny to Coyotes. Coaching watch turns to Joel Bouchard. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
    Marc Bergevin lost out to Lou Lamoriello for the Jim Gregory Award for GM of the Year. Bergevin raised expectations for this team heading into the season and it came to fruition with the Canadiens advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals.
    Habs Playoffs News and Notes - Quebec health department refused an increase in the maximum attendance at the Bell Centre. It remains at 3,500. Increased to 18,600 at Amalie Arena.
    Segment 2: Stanley Cup Final
    The Canadiens find themselves trailing 3-0 in the Stanley Cup Final. Rick and Joe revisit their conversation from last week discussing how the teams matchup and how the Lightning have taken such a stranglehold on this series.
    Segment 3: Have Your Say
    Listener's texts and emails.
    Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports Radio
    Canadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (@JoeWhalen19) and Rick Stephens (@AllHabs) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

    Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.

    Get The Canadiens Connection!
    Be sure to follow @habsconnection on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

    Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including:

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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Battle of the Best | Canadiens Connection ep 142

    Battle of the Best | Canadiens Connection ep 142

    This Week’s Show
    Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News
    Rick and Joe break down the week that was for the Montreal Canadiens. Check out the comprehensive post-game reviews for every game at AllHabs.net.
    Carey Price chosen as first star of the week by Joseph Whalen.
    Roster news - Jake Evans cleared to play. Dominique Ducharme self isolating at home. Canadiens signed VP John Sedgwick to a three-year contract extension.
    Habs prospect report - Forward Yannick Veilleux has reportedly signed a two-year contract with Eisbaren Berlin of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Canadiens signed Laurent Dauphin to a one-year, two-way contract. Reports state that Joel Bouchard is unlikely to return as head coach of the Laval Rocket next season. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
    Marc Bergevin lost out to Lou Lamoriello for the Jim Gregory Award for GM of the Year. Bergevin raised expectations for this team heading into the season and it came to fruition with the Canadiens advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals.
    Habs Playoffs News and Notes - Capacity at the Bell Centre currently at 3,500, while Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay at 14,800. Officiating in the playoffs by Chris Lee and Dan O'Rourke has been heavily scrutinized in games three and four of the semi-finals.
    Segment 2: Stanley Cup Final
    A magical playoff run from the Montreal Canadiens culminates in a Stanley Cup Final appearance. Four wins away from a Stanley Cup championship, Rick and Joe break down the improbable match up for the Stanley Cup.
    Segment 3: Have Your Say
    Listener's texts and emails.
    Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports Radio
    Canadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (@JoeWhalen19) and Rick Stephens (@AllHabs) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

    Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.

    Get The Canadiens Connection!
    Be sure to follow @habsconnection on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

    Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including:

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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Magical Playoff Run | Canadiens Connection ep 141

    Magical Playoff Run | Canadiens Connection ep 141

    This Week’s Show
    Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News
    Amy Johnson from The Press Zone podcast sits in for a vacationing Joseph Whalen.
    Rick and Amy break down the week that was for the Montreal Canadiens. Check out the comprehensive post-game reviews for every game at AllHabs.net.
    Tyler Toffoli chosen as first star of the week by Joseph Whalen.
    Roster news - Jon Merrill returned to the lineup for Game 2 sending Alexander Romanov once again to the press box. Jeff Petry returned to the lineup for Game 2 after suffering a hand injury.
    Habs prospect report -Canadiens signed Lukas Vejdemo to a one-year contract.
    The Canadiens ECHL affiliate in Trois-Rivières has a new head coach. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
    Dominique Ducharme is isolating from the Canadiens and Luke Richardson took over as acting head coach.
    Habs Playoffs News and Notes - Quebec health ministry increased the maximum attendance to 3,500 for Bell Centre. NHLPA player's poll is released. GM of the year finalists announced and Luke Richardson's foundation gets some attention.
    Segment 2: Unlikely, Magical Playoff Run
    What have been the keys to the Canadiens playoff run. We hear from the players and coach and offer our own thoughts.
    Segment 3: Have Your Say
    CC Question of the Week: What is your prediction
    Listener's texts and emails.
    Canadiens Connection On Rocket Sports Radio
    Canadiens Connection is hosted by Joe Whalen (@JoeWhalen19) and Rick Stephens (@AllHabs) with contributions from Chris G. This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

    Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.

    Get The Canadiens Connection!
    Be sure to follow @habsconnection on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

    Search for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including:

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    • 1 hr 51 min

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