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Welcome to the Canadiens Connection via Rocket Sports Radio. This engaging podcast featured on All Habs Hockey Magazine connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a source they know and trust.

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

This Week’s Show
Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News 
  • The Laval Rocket signing defenceman Nathanel Halbert to one-year, two-way AHL contract for the 2020-21 season. 
  • The city of Trois-Rivieres announced reaching a deal with Deacon Sports to host ECHL team starting in 2021-22 season. 
  • Bell Centre ranked second best NHL arena by The Athletic. 
  • Impact of Coronavirus: 25 Canadiens players on the ice in Brossard for Return-to-Play Phase 2, Bell Sports Complex in Brossard available to the public, and updates from other North American sports leagues. 

Segment 2: The Big Topic - Return-to-Play Plan and CBA Extension
  • The NHL and NHLPA ratified a four-year extension to the CBA and the return to play plan. Chris and Rick discuss the details of the agreement and how it affects the Canadiens. 

Segment 3: Have Your Say
  • Reading your responses to the Canadiens Connection question of the week: Habs hockey is back on August 1st as the Canadiens meet the Penguins in a best-of-five qualifying series. Will you be watching summer NHL hockey?
  • Listener's calls and texts

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