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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.

    Solving the Puzzle | Canadiens Connection ep 156

    Solving the Puzzle | Canadiens Connection ep 156

    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 - Canadiens announced that five players failed their medical exams including Mike Hoffman, Josh Brook, Joel Teasdale, Paul Byron and Carey Price. Joel Edmundson is day-to-day and Brendan Gallagher was absent for family reasons. Jesse Ylonen reversed his decision and will now be vaccinated. Jonathan Drouin was praised after giving two short interviews to TVA and RDS.
    Habs prospect report - Summary of Canadiens rookie camp. 16 rookies were invited to the Canadiens main training camp. Canadiens signed defenceman Cody Goloubef to a professional tryout contract. Canadiens signed defenceman Sami Niku to a one-year, two-way contract.
    Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal).
    Canadiens training camp is underway. 70 players are at training camp split into three groups. This is the first Canadiens training camp directed by Dominique Ducharme. What does that mean for forward lines and defence pairings?
    NHL news and notes - Olympic hockey schedule for 2022 Winter games has been announced. Reduced capacities in some Canadian NHL arenas this season. NHL has announced a crackdown on cross-checking for the 2021-22 season.
    Segment 2: BIG Topic - Training Camp BattlesThere are very few roster spots available so the lineup questions may primarily concern the fourth line and the bottom defence pair. Check in on the questions to be answered during training camp.
    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.
    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 47 min
    Camp Contenders | Canadiens Connection ep 155

    Camp Contenders | Canadiens Connection ep 155

    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 - Carey Price has returned to the ice as he continues his rehab from knee surgery. Nick Suzuki says it was tough to see a good friend like Jesperi Kotkaniemi leave the organization. Dominique Ducharme says Alexander Romanov will play on the left side and Jonathan Drouin will play wing. Single game tickets for all Canadiens home games went on sale on Friday.
    Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket signed forward Kevin Roy to a one-year AHL contract. Canadiens rookies will play Senators rookies twice.
    Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal).
    Canadiens approach to developing prospects is under scrutiny since the departure of Jesperi Kotkaniemi. We'll discuss changes to the process.
    NHL news and notes - There is a proposal to create a taxi squad for goaltenders. A public service commercial with Mark Scheifele is causing a stir. NHL announced that Montreal will host the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.
    Segment 2: BIG Topic - Roster Spot ContendersWe take a look at the Canadiens prospects at rookie camp who may be primed to take a step forward in the organization. They are the new young guns: a forward, Jesse Ylonen and two defencemen, Kaiden Guhle and Mattias Norlinder.
    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.
    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 39 min
    Moving Forward | Canadiens Connection ep 154

    Moving Forward | Canadiens Connection ep 154

    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 - The Canadiens will not have an on-ice captain in 2021-22. The GM is comfortable with his centres to start the season. Jonathan Drouin will speak to RDS on September 20th. Canadiens season ticket holders advised of 7,500 person limit at the Bell Centre.
    Habs prospect report - Otto Leskinen played his first game in the KHL. Canadiens announce 27 players will attend their 2021 Rookie Camp. Trois Rivieres Lions announce major sponsorship and broadcasting agreements.
    Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal).
    View from Carolina. Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon explains the offer sheet from his team's perspective.
    Coaches speak. Dominique Ducharme and Stephane Waite offer their view on Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Christian Dvorak.
    NHL news and notes - NHL remembers those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    Segment 2: BIG Topic - Canadiens LineupWe take a pre-training camp look at the Montreal Canadiens forward lines and defence pairings and identify the major questions to be answered at training camp.
    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.
    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)
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Aftermath: Habs Lose KK, Add Dvorak | Canadiens Connection BONUS

    Aftermath: Habs Lose KK, Add Dvorak | Canadiens Connection BONUS

    Bonus EditionSpecial Show: Habs Lose Kotkaniemi to Carolina, Trade for DvorakIn this special bonus edition of the Canadiens Connection podcast, Rick Stephens and Amy Johnson discuss a momentous day for the Montreal Canadiens. Marc Bergevin announced the team's decision not to match the offer sheet tendered by the Carolina Hurricanes to restricted free agent Jesperi Kotkaniemi.
    As a result Kotkaniemi is now a member of the Carolina Hurricanes signed to a one-year contract worth $6.1 million. The Canadiens received a first and third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft from the Hurricanes in compensation.
    Bergevin then traded a first and second round pick to the Arizona Coyotes for 25-year-old forward Christian Dvorak.
    Our hosts discussed the impact on the Canadiens and Kotkaniemi.
    This conversation is a supplement to the full https://allhabs.net/the-offer-sheet-canadiens-connection-ep-153/ (Canadiens Connection episode 153 | The Offer Sheet). Be sure to check it out.
    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.
    Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.
    Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram)
    Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including:
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    • 44 min
    The Offer Sheet | Canadiens Connection ep 153

    The Offer Sheet | Canadiens Connection ep 153

    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 - Carolina Hurricanes signed forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a one-year $6.1M contract. Jonathan Drouin told 91.9 Sports that he is ready to play centre this season. Cole Caufield will be honoured during Wisconsin Badgers football game on Saturday. Red vs White scrimmage on September 26th. Limit 7500 fans.
    Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket have hired Daniel Harvey as their video coach. Canadiens prospect Logan Mailloux has been suspended from the OHL indefinitely.
    Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal).
    NHL Pipeline rankings. How did the Canadiens prospects fare?
    NHL news and notes - NHL will participate in 2022 Beijing Olympics. NHL/NHLPA establish COVID-19 protocols for the 2021-22 season.
    Segment 2: BIG Topic - Offer Sheet RetaliationThe Carolina Hurricanes signed forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a one-year $6.1M contract. The Montreal Canadiens had seven days to match the offer or let Kotkaniemi go receiving a first and third round pick for the 2022 NHL Entry Draft in compensation.
    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.
    Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.
    Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram)
    Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including:
    https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes))
    https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify)
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Confident and Determined | Canadiens Connection ep 152

    Confident and Determined | Canadiens Connection ep 152

    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 - Canadiens signed forward Ryan Poehling. Canadiens training camp dates and pre-season schedule have been announced.
    Habs prospect report - Habs rookie camp and rookie games are scheduled. What changes can be expected to the CHL- NHL agreement? Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out https://www.thepresszone.fm/ (The Press Zone - Montreal).
    2021 NHL front office rankings.
    NHL news and notes - Sabres Jack Eichel is changing agents, now represented by Pat Brisson.
    Segment 2: BIG Topic - Ducharme is Undaunted by Habs Roster ChangesThis week, Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme was very optimistic about his retooled roster. Ducharme spoke about the personnel the team has in place to compensate for the losses and how young players are expected to take a step forward. The head coach expects that they will build on what they have already achieved.
    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.
    Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.
    Get the Canadiens Connection!Be sure to follow @habsconnection on https://twitter.com/HabsConnection (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/habsconnection/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/habsconnection/ (Instagram)
    Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including:
    https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/rocket-sports-radio/id1286574860?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts (iTunes))
    https://open.spotify.com/show/2SHpmnrTsx8Jll1Yf99qAJ?si=mWDPeR2cSyKHzBvwXugTRw (Spotify)
    https://overcast.fm/itunes1286574860/rocket-sports-radio (Overcast)
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    • 1 hr 34 min

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