89 minutes | Apr 17, 2021

Shoring Up Habs Defence | Canadiens Connection ep 132

This Week’s ShowSegment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League NewsWith Joseph off this week, Rick and guest host Amy Johnson briefly recap the week of game action for the Montreal Canadiens. Check out the comprehensive post-game reviews for every game at AllHabs.net.Corey Perry chosen as first star of the week by Joseph Whalen.Roster news - Brendan Gallagher was re-evaluated this week. Carey Price returned to practice. Joel Armia returned to the lineup this week after recovering from COVID. Ben Chiarot returned to the lineup on Friday after recovering from fractured hand. Victor Mete was placed on waivers and was claimed by the Ottawa Senators. Marc Bergevin acquired defenceman Jon Merrill from the Detroit Red Wings and defenceman Erik Gustafsson from the Philadelphia Flyers.Habs prospect report - Laval Rocket light schedule in April and game postponements. Joel Bouchard discussed a plan for Cole Caufield. Check out The Press Zone - Montreal.NHL News - The NHL announced that the regular season has been extended to May 19th.Segment 2: Shoring Up the Canadiens DefenceDefence has been an issue all season long for the Canadiens. Management is not confident in internal solutions.Marc Bergevin acquired Erik Gustafsson and Jon Merrill at the trade deadline. Who are they and what can be expected from these two defencemen. Amy and Rick will discuss.Segment 3: Have Your SayAll Habs Fantasy Hockey UpdateCC Question of the week: Are you happy to see Cole Caufield recalled to the taxi squad?Listener's calls and textCanadiens Connection on Rocket Sports RadioCanadiens 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, InstagramSearch for “Canadiens Connection” from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! You can also listen to every episode on apps including:Apple Podcasts (iTunes)SpotifyOvercastStitcherCastboxPocket CastsRadioPublicTuneInGoogle PodcastsShare the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast!
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