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Episode 256

Is Fighting Still A Necessary Part of the Game? | Canadiens Connection ep 256

This Week’s Show: Is Fighting Still A Necessary Part of the Game?

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

⦁ The Canadiens traded forwards Mike Hoffman and Rem Pitlick in a three-team trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks. Montreal received Jeff Petry, Casey DeSmith, Nathan Legare and Pittsburgh's 2025 second-round draft pick.

⦁ QMJHL will officially ban fighting in 2023-24.

Segment 2 | A Comprehensive Look at the Role That Fighting Plays in the NHL

It was Enforcers Week at The Hockey News with a focus on the best fighters of each of the 32 franchises in the NHL. At the same time, the QMJHL was issuing their new rules to ban fighting in the league.

So what is the state of fighting in our game?

Segment 3 | Have Your Say

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

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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.