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Episode 206

Repairing Habs Prospect Development | Canadiens Connection ep 206

This Week’s Show: Repairing the Habs Prospect Development System

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

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Roster news - The Canadiens announced that Sean Monahan will be wearing sweater number 91 this season. Joel Armia is training with Pori Assat in his hometown as he prepares for training camp. Juraj Slafkovsky will attend the 12th annual NHLPA Rookie Showcase on September 6th in Arlington, Virginia.

Habs prospect report - Joshua Roy and Riley Kidney won gold at the 2022 World Junior Championship. Goaltending prospect Jakub Dobes was on the ice this week as practice for the Ohio State team got underway.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from Owen Beck, Eric Crawford and Nick Bobrov.

Hockey news and notes: NHL is going ahead with plans for a World Cup of Hockey in February 2024. Canadiens Hall of Famer Ken Dryden and his family are fans of Carey Price. NHL Pipeline Rankings: Canadiens rank No. 7.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - One That Got Away: Charlie Lindgren

Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes are dedicated to ushering in a new era in the evolution of the Montreal Canadiens particularly in the area of player development. Hughes has committed to putting the resources and supports in place to develop more positive relationships with players to (quote) "get the best out of everyone" and have "everyone pulling together." 

Pulling together in the same direction wasn't the case during the tenure of Marc Bergevin. The development of many promising prospects was stunted or left unfulfilled until they moved to other organizations.

Charlie Lindgren had a stellar season in 2021-22 with the St Louis Blues organization including impressive wins over the Canadiens and the Laval Rocket. In the off-season, Lindgren signed a three-year, $3.3M contract with the Washington Capitals.

Exclusive interview Rocket Sports with Washington Capitals goaltender Charlie Lindgren.

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

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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.