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Writers for Habsworld.net discuss the latest issues involving the Montreal Canadiens.

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Writers for Habsworld.net discuss the latest issues involving the Montreal Canadiens.

    Habsworld Podcast Episode 80

    Habsworld Podcast Episode 80

    The Habs are on a big playoff roll, with seven straight wins and series victories over the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets. Host Norm Szcyrek along with cohosts Paul MacLeod and Jonathan Rebelo discuss this topic, along with the upcoming series against the Vegas Golden Knights. This podcast was recorded the evening of June 14 2021, and this is a breakdown of the topics we discussed.


    First Period (00:00 - 8:05)

    - Introductions
    - Habs Trivia
    - Recap of series with Winnipeg Jets
    - Habs still considered underdogs after the first two series wins

    Second Period (8:06 - 15:59)

    - Alexander Romanov returns to the lineup
    - Habs defencmen pairing strategies
    - Effectiveness of Montreal's "washing machine" line (Staal, Perry, Armia)
    - Mark Schiefele's end of season comments

    Third Period (16:00 - 36:52)

    - Who will be the X-factors for the Habs versus Vegas
    - Predictions for this series
    - The impact of Jeff Petry's absence to start the series
    - When Petry returns, who will be taken out of the lineup
    - Around the NHL topics: Bruins losing to the Islanders; Islanders versus Lightning series, and more

    • 37 min
    Habsworld Podcast Episode 79

    Habsworld Podcast Episode 79

    After the Habs were victorious over the Maple Leafs to start the post-season, the team quickly moved on to the second round of the playoffs two nights later. The Habsworld podcast crew of Norm Szcyrek, Paul MacLeod and Jonathan Rebelo returned to discuss many Habs topics before the puck drop of game 2. This podcast was recorded June 4th 2021, and this is a breakdown of the topics we discussed.


    First Period (00:00 - 21:01 )

    - Introductions
    - Habs Trivia
    - Mark Schiefele predatory hit on Jake Evans, and the NHL suspension
    - When could Jake Evans return to the lineup
    - Discussing concussions

    Second Period ( 21:02 - 41:21 )

    - The struggles of Erik Gustaffson during game 1 against the Jets
    - Game two predictions
    - strong play from Nick Suzuki, Joel Edmundson,
    - Reflecting on games six and seven of the Maple Leafs series
    - Cole Caufield's play in the postseason
    - Former Hab Max Domi undergoes shoulder surgery
    - Is Josh Anderson playing through an injury?
    - Debating Arturri Lehkkonen replacing Jake Evans versus Tomas Tatar


    Third Period ( 41:22 - 58:51 )

    - Effectiveness of the veterans line (Eric Staal, Corey Perry, Joel Armia)
    - Prospect Mattias Norlinder signed to a pro contract; when he might play for the Habs defence
    - Around the NHL topics included: the playoffs success of Sebastian Aho during the Carolina versus Tampa Bay series; the Boston Bruins versus New York Islanders series; talk about the Seattle Expansion draft and more

    • 59 min
    Habs World Podcast Episode 78

    Habs World Podcast Episode 78

    The 2021 NHL playoffs are underway, and the Montreal Canadiens face their biggest Canadian rival Toronto Maple Leafs. Host Norm Szcyrek was joined by cohosts Paul Macleod and Jonathan Rebelo, to talk about the first five games of the series. This podcast was recorded the evening of May 27 2021, after the Habs game five overtime win.

    Here is the breakdown of the topics we discussed.

    First Period ( 0:00 - 27:31 )

    - Introductions
    - Habs trivia
    - Discussion of the first five games of the playoffs
    - Game 5 overtime win
    - Dominic Ducharme's decision to put Erik Gustaffson into the lineup
    - Are injuries the reason for subpar performances from some Habs veterans
    - Carey Price a playoff performer
    - Which Habs could be gone next season
    - Analyzing Bergevin's and Ducharme's decisions this season

    Second Period ( 27:32 - 40:39 )

    - Comparing Connor McDavid and Nathan Mackinnon
    - Cole Caufield's play
    - Head hit to Gallagher late in game 5 not called
    - Is Bergevin's job in jeopardy; possible replacements for the general managers
    - Discussing the playoff success of the New York Islanders
    - Failed coach's challenge during game 2; did Marc Bergevin make that call

    Third Period ( 40:40 - 1:02:20 )

    - Injury to John Tavares during game 1; intentional or not; upholding "The Code"
    - Ryan Poehling required wrist surgery and his future with the Habs
    - Discussing other playoff series
    - Possible replacements for the head coach
    - A couple of interesting tweets from Geoff Molson and JJ Watt
    - Seattle Kraken possible head coaches

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Habsworld Podcast Episode 77

    Habsworld Podcast Episode 77

    The Habs have made the playoffs and they will face their long time rival the Toronto Maple Leafs. Host Norm Szcyrek was joined by cohosts Paul Macleod, Josh Coulter and Jonathan Rebelo, and we had a lot to say about the Habs playoff series and other NHL topics. This podcast was recorded May 11 2021.

    Here is the breakdown of the topics we discussed.

    First Period (0:00 - 32:51)

    - Introductions
    - Habs trivia
    - Discussions about Montreal versus Toronto for their first round of the playoffs
    - Cole Caufield finally gets into the Habs lineup and scores some big goals
    - Possible forward lines for game one of the playoffs
    - If Shea Weber returns for the playoffs then who will be dropped from the lineup

    Second Period (32:52 - 52:45 )

    - Jesperi Kotkaniemi struggling recently and the comparisons to Brady Tkachuk
    - Can Kotkaniemi reboot his game for the playoffs
    - Reflections on Jonathan Drouin's absence from the team
    - The Habs missing a francophone player in their current lineup for the first time in their history

    Third Period (52:46 - 1:17:17)

    - Around the NHL topics including Jeff Carter's recent success
    - Which active NHL players were born before the Habs last Stanley Cup win in 1993
    - A look at the Washington Capitals against the Boston Bruins in the first round
    - Discussions about the other first round series
    - Tom Wilson's latest on-ice antics against the New York Rangers and the league's lack of true discipline
    - San Jose's Martin Jones and the disappearing puck
    - Condolences to John Tavares' knee

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Habsworld Podcast Episode 76

    Habsworld Podcast Episode 76

    A day after the NHL trade deadline completed, the Habsworld crew were back to discuss the latest with the Canadiens. Host Norm Szcyrek, along with cohosts Paul MacLeod, Josh Coulter and Jonathan Rebelo had a lot to say about our team. This podcast was recorded April 13 2021.

    Here is the breakdown of the topics we discussed.


    First Period (0:00 - 11:50 )

    - Introductions
    - Habs Trivia
    - Victor Mete lost on waivers
    - Eric Staal struggling
    - Discussing the importance of faceoffs

    Second Period (11:51 - 35:09)

    - Marc Bergevin press conference after the trade deadline
    - Discussing the trades for defencemen Jon Merrill and Erik Gustafsson
    - How these new defencemen could fit into the Canadiens lineup and which blueliners will be affected
    - The arrival of Cole Caufield to the AHL, and whether he will appear in the Montreal lineup this season or post season
    - Carey Price & Brendan Gallagher injuries
    - Importance of having two quality goaltenders
    - Should the general manager be more involved with deciding on injured players staying in the game

    Third Period ( 35:10 -

    - Will Carey Price be as effective as Mike Smith when he is 39 years old
    - Improved play of Paul Byron & the struggles of Jonathan Drouin
    - Patrik Laine's beauty goal & struggles in Colombus
    - Habs Impressive win against Toronto April 12th
    - Discussing some of the trade deadline deals
    - Recent skate injuries to former Habs players
    - Ryan Poehling's strong play recently
    - AHL playoffs cancelled and how that could help the Habs taxi squad
    - New blueline pairs
    - The importance of upcoming games against Calgary
    - Much more

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Habsworld Podcast Episode 75

    Habsworld Podcast Episode 75

    With the Habs making a significant trade during their Covid break, the Habsworld podcast team reunited to talk about this move and much more. Host Norm Szcyrek, along with cohosts Paul Macleod and Jonathan Rebelo had much to say about the Canadiens. This podcast was recorded the evening of March 26 2021.

    Here is the breakdown of the topics we discussed.

    First Period ( 0:00 - 16:40 )

    - Introductions
    - Habs Trivia
    - Deep discussions about trade for Eric Staal
    - Habs improved power play

    Second Period ( 16:41 - 30:07 )

    - Montreal finally wins an overtime game
    - NHL referee Tim Peel firing
    - Ideas about improving league officiating
    - Improved play of Jesperi Kotkaniemi

    Third Period ( 30:08 - 1:08:15 )

    - Toffoi injury and his role on the power play
    - Ben Chariot injury & Habs handling the salary cap
    - Trade rumours
    - Carey Price turning his game around
    - Will Cole Caufield sign with Montreal this year
    - Jordan Harris announcement of not signing with the Habs
    - Habs Covid19 break and implications
    - Around the NHL topics: Alex Ovechkin passes Phil Esposito on the all time goal scoring list ;
    - The next NHL record to fall
    - Predictions on Northern division top 4 to end this season
    - Gordie Howe discussion

    • 1 hr 8 min

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