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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.

    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.
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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 51 min
    Semifinal Showdown | Canadiens Connection ep 140

    Semifinal Showdown | Canadiens Connection ep 140

    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 - Jeff Petry suffered a hand injury, Dominique Ducharme was not clear about when we will see him. Jake Evans training in the gym. Alexander Romanov made his playoff debut.
    Habs prospect report - AHL schedule and division realignment. The Canadiens ECHL affiliate in Trois-Rivières will be called the Lions. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
    Habs Playoffs News and Notes - CN Tower lit in red, white and blue to honour the Canadiens advancing to the Stanley Cup semi-finals. Mayor John Tory flew a Canadiens flag at Toronto City Hall. Jets fan assaulted by Canadiens fans after series win in Montreal. Legendary Canadien Bob Gainey spoke to players on Wednesday. Will spectators be an advantage for teams in the semi-finals? Montreal journalists supporting Vegas because they have more Quebeckers. NHL announces who will compete for the Prince of Wales Trophy and Clarence Campbell Bowl.
    Segment 2: Breaking Down VGK vs MTL
    Two teams that have not played each other this season get set for a best-of-seven series with a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals on the line. Rick and Joe break down the matchup between Vegas and Montreal and some interesting storylines that surround the series.
    Who are the Vegas Golden Knights? How do the teams matchup? What will be the keys to victory?
    Segment 3: Have Your Say

    CC Question of the Week: What is your prediction
    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 44 min
    Habs Riding Momentum | Canadiens Connection ep 139

    Habs Riding Momentum | Canadiens Connection ep 139

    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 - Injury updates for Jake Evans and Artturi Lehkonen. Alexander Romanov remains in the press box for the Canadiens.
    Habs prospect report - Canadiens allowed the June 1st deadline to pass without signing any of these three prospects to NHL contracts: Joni Ikonen, Jacob Leguerrier, Kieran Ruscheinski. Canadiens sign Mattias Norlinder to three-year entry-level contract. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
    Taking a look at the Mark Scheifele hit on Jake Evans that resulted in Evans suffering a concussion and all the fallout from the incident.
    Hockey News - Buffalo Sabres won the NHL Draft Lottery. Jordan Staal and Max Pacioretty making an impact in the NHL Playoffs.
    Segment 2: How have the Canadiens turned it around?
    The Canadiens have now won five consecutive games. This team did not have a win streak longer than three games in the regular season, so what has happened that they have been able to find this level of success at the most important time? Rick and Joe take a look at how the Canadiens turned it around to eliminate the Leafs and how they took a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Jets.
    Who has stood out? Who has disappointed? What is fact and what is fiction?
    Segment 3: Have Your Say

    CC Question of the Week: Was the four games imposed by the DoPS to Mark Scheifele enough?
    Listener's texts and emails.
    Dynasty By Decade podcast: Montreal Canadiens of the 1970s
    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 58 min
    Playoff Pressure | Canadiens Connection ep 138

    Playoff Pressure | Canadiens Connection ep 138

    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 - Injury updates for Jake Evans and Artturi Lehkonen. Habs fans return to the Bell Centre for game six.
    Habs prospect report - AHL announced that Cayden Primeau and Otto Leskinen were named to the 2020-21 Canadian Division All-Star Team. Laval Rocket signed forward Cedric Desruisseaux and defenseman Terrance Amorosa to one-year, two-way AHL contracts. Canadiens nearing June 1st deadline to sign three prospects to NHL contracts: Joni Ikonen, Jacob Leguerrier, Kieran Ruscheinski. Canadiens prospect Sean Farrell and the Chicago Steel won the USHL championship. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
    Taking a look at some of the roster decisions that have made to this point in the series. We have still yet to see Alexander Romanov appear in the series.
    Hockey News - Owen Power is at the top of CSB draft rankings for North American skaters. Patrick Roy and Mario Tremblay renew acquaintances in commercial for Uber Eats.
    Segment 2: Do the Canadiens Measure Up?
    Rick and Joe take a look at how the Canadiens have fared against a team that is believed to be a contender. Taking a look at all areas of the game, the guys discuss where the Canadiens have measured up and where they have fallen short to this point in the series.
    Segment 3: Have Your Say

    Happy Memorial Day weekend!
    Listener's calls and text
    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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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Habs Playoff Warriors | Canadiens Connection ep 137

    Habs Playoff Warriors | Canadiens Connection ep 137

    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.
    Artturi Lehkonen chosen as first star of the week by Joseph Whalen.
    Roster news - All players who were sidelined by injury have returned to the Canadiens lineup. Jonathan Drouin not expected to return. Jake Evans is listed as day-to-day and will not play in game two, Jesperi Kotkaniemi draws in. John Tavares is out for a minimum of two weeks.
    Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket season is over but not before Brendan Gallagher and Carey Price paid a visit. Jordan Weal, Vasily Demchenko to KHL. Gustav Olofsson looking for a new opportunity. Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
    Step aside Coach C, it's time for GM JJ. The guys take a look at some roster decisions that were made ahead of Game 1 for the Canadiens and the conversation that surrounded them.
    Hockey News - Nazem Kadri suspended eight games by the Department of Player Safety. Latvia shocks Canada in the World Hockey Championships with a 2-0 win.
    Segment 2: Winners and Losers of the week
    Rick and Joe look take a look at Game 1 against the Leafs and who caught their eye for both good and bad reasons. Find out who stood out to the guys with the return of Winners and Losers!
    Segment 3: Have Your Say

    CC Question of the Week: What did you think of Nick Foligno initiating a fight with Corey Perry after the accident to John Tavares?
    Listener's calls and text
    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 41 min
    Playoff Rivalry Renewed | Canadiens Connection ep 136

    Playoff Rivalry Renewed | Canadiens Connection ep 136

    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.
    Nick Suzuki chosen as first star of the week by Joseph Whalen.
    Roster news - First COVID vaccinations for Canadiens players and staff. Injury update: Phillip Danault, Brendan Gallagher, Shea Weber, Carey Price and Jonathan Drouin. Corey Perry nominated for Bill Masterton Trophy. Jesse Ylonen made his NHL debut this week. Canadiens sign Rafael Harvey-Pinard to a two-year entry-level contract. Canadiens had no Quebeckers in their lineup on Monday for the first time ever.
    Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket season winding down. Trois-Rivières to play their inaugural game on October 21st in Trois-Rivières. Check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
    Canadiens goaltending - Cayden Primeau made his fourth start of the season on Wednesday. Jake Allen awarded the Jacques Beauchamp-Molson Trophy.
    "I Was Meant To Be A Hab" by Tyler Toffoli appearing in The Players' Tribune.
    NHL News - Canadiens open the playoffs in Toronto on Thursday May 20th.
    Segment 2: Canadiens bad starts, is it a coaching issue?
    With Marc Bergevin spending close to $90 million last off-season, how has the team progressed with this major investment in talent? In addition, Bergevin made a significant in-season change to the coaching staff. How have the changes improved the team? How did Bergevin's moves at the trade deadline help/hamper the team? Canadiens enter the post-season with the fewest points of any playoff team. What are the excuses for not meeting expectations and finishing 18th in the NHL this season?
    Elliotte Friedman reported that discussions have begun with Geoff Molson about Marc Bergevin's future with the Canadiens. Should Bergevin's contract be extended? Should the interim label be removed so Dom Ducharme becomes the head coach of the Canadiens?
    Do the Canadiens have a chance against the Maple Leafs? Marc Bergevin claimed that he specifically built this team for the playoffs so a first round upset could affirm his case.
    Segment 3: Have Your Say

    All Habs Fantasy Hockey Update - Final
    Listener's calls and text
    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 54 min

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