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Episode 269

A New Blueprint for Habs Development | Canadiens Connection ep 269

This Week’s Show: A New Blueprint for Habs Development

Segment 1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

⦁ Rafael Harvey-Pinard returns to the lineup after a three-game absence.

⦁ Each week we highlight a Montreal Canadiens prospect. This week we shine a spotlight on Filip Mesar.

⦁ Lane Hutson was named Hockey East Player of the Week for the second time this season.

⦁ Trois-Rivières Lions are the best team in the ECHL. Joe Vrbetic has been outstanding.

⦁ Dr. David Mulder has the Quote of the Week.

⦁ Edmonton Oilers are looking for goaltending help. Can the Canadiens benefit?

Segment 2 | Canadiens Employing Multiple Paths for Prospect Development

Two development paths are open for the Canadiens to use to guide Juraj Slafkovsky. So far, they have preferred to keep the 19-year-old in the NHL.

Special guest Patrick Williams joins the podcast to outline the positive track record of the American Hockey League as a premiere development tool.

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

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Thank you for listening to the Canadiens Connection. This engaging podcast connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

About the Podcast

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Canadiens Connection
Canadiens Connection via Rocket Sports Radio brings you news, expert analysis and informed commentary about the Montreal Canadiens and NHL hockey.

About your hosts

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Rick Stephens

Rick is the Founder and President of Rocket Sports, and has been the visionary leading our evolution. He also serves as the Editor of The Hockey News - Montreal. This followed a long, successful career in academia. These days, you’ll find him where he is most comfortable, in an arena press box or sharing his insights from behind a microphone.
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Michael Spinella

Michael was born and raised in Ottawa but, has settled in Montreal as a young professional. He grew up a Sens fan, but now enjoys watching all NHL teams and following prospects throughout their development. Michael has experience in Podcasting, Photography and Audio Production, which he uses to share his excitement and joy of the game.
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Amy Johnson

From Draft Day to winning a championship, Amy is a credentialed professional hockey reporter at the junior, national, NCAA, IIHF, ECHL, AHL, and NHL levels.

She has extensive experience writing game recaps, interviewing players, coaches, scouts, and management, recording live social media hits, and analyzing the game, in addition to providing original still photography of game action. You can view her work at AHLReport.com.