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Focus on the Future | Canadiens Connection ep 184
Episode 18426th March 2022 • Canadiens Connection • Rocket Sports Radio
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This Week’s Show

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

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Roster news - Brendan Gallagher was injured against Dallas. He will be out one more week. Ryan Poehling has been skating on his own. He will likely be out another week. Gallagher and Poehling will not travel for the four-game road trip. Carey Price remains at home with an illness. Jeff Petry is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Jonathan Drouin has been placed on IR. Nate Schnarr, William Lagesson and Justin Barron were acquired at the NHL's Trade Deadline.

Habs prospect report - Canadiens prospect Logan Mailloux may be done for the season as he considers shoulder surgery. Seven Canadiens prospects began the 16-team  NCAA regional tournament; four prospects remain in pursuit of a Frozen Four berth: Blake Biondi (UMD), Brett Stapley (Denver), Ty Smilanic (Quinnipiac), Rhett Pitlick (Minnesota). Elliotte Friedman reported that Jordan Harris will sign a two-year ELC with the Montreal Canadiens in the coming days. Be sure to read the content at and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Habs news and notes: Jesperi Kotkaniemi signed an eight-year contract. The NHL General Managers meet in Florida on Monday and Tuesday. 

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Jumpstart the Rebuild

The Canadiens duo of Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes are getting positive reviews for their work on trade deadline day. We will grade their returns.

What can fans expect for the rest of the season from the Montreal Canadiens?

With Justin Barron up for a look and Jordan Harris on the way, the management will have an opportunity to preview the Canadiens future defencemen. Who will be part of Montreal's defence corps next season? We'll provide a way-too-early look at the 2022-23 defence pairings.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection Question of the Week.
  • Listener's texts and emails.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

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

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.

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