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Rapid Transformation | Canadiens Connection ep 148
Episode 14831st July 2021 • Canadiens Connection • Rocket Sports Radio
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This Week’s Show

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

  • Check out news Headlines posts every day at 
  • Roster news - Paul Byron underwent hip surgery earlier this week, recovery time expected to be five months. Qualifying offers for restricted free agents: Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Artturi Lehkonen, Michael Pezzetta, Ryan Poehling, Otto Leskinen, Michael McNiven.
  • Habs prospect report - Will return next week. Be sure to read the content at and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
  • Managing controversy - Canadiens sponsors raise their concerns after the selection of Logan Mailloux in the first round on the NHL Entry Draft. Geoff Molson released a statement and had a private media event. Gary Bettman comments on the selection. 
  • NHL news and notes - Busy trade and free agent market. Goalie carousel. Off-season winners and losers. 

Segment 2: Canadiens transformation

  • Marc Bergevin has undertaken a makeover of the Canadiens roster to address injury issues and shortcomings. The Canadiens made a number of notable signings when free agency opened up. Rick and Joe take a look at all of them, look at what may be next for the Habs and have a way-too-early look at what the Habs line combinations and defence pairings might look like. 

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Listener's texts and emails. 

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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.

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