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Strength and Sacrifice | Canadiens Connection ep 145
Episode 14517th July 2021 • Canadiens Connection • Rocket Sports Radio
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This Week’s Show

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

  • Connor McDavid and Jon Cooper praise the Habs. Check out news Headlines posts every day at 
  • Carey Price chosen as first star of the week by Joseph Whalen.
  • Roster news - Shea Weber future in question with lingering knee, ankle and thumb injuries. Canadiens announce Dominique Ducharme has been named head coach, signed three-year contract extension. Assistant coach Luke Richardson also signed three-year contract extension. 
  • Habs prospect report - Canadiens have signed forward Alex Belzile to a one-year, two-way contract. Laval Rocket have signed forward Jake Lucchini to a one-year, one-way contract. Joel Bouchard had a media availability with Anaheim Ducks. Be sure to read the content at and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
  • Taking a look at Canadiens players who are unrestricted free agents.
  • NHL news and notes - NHL announces order for 2021 NHL Entry Draft which starts on July 23rd. Canadiens with 11 selections. 

Segment 2: Shea Weber's future is uncertain

  • Rick and Joe dive into the story surrounding Shea Weber's uncertain future, what does the future hold for the Habs captain? The fallout of the situation impacts the Canadiens stance on their protection list for the expansion draft. 
  • What is the price for the Seattle Kraken to steer clear of Canadiens backup goaltender Jake Allen? Might Marc Bergevin opt to trade Allen in advance of the expansion draft? 
  • What about Jonathan Drouin? 
  • What happens to the Canadiens identity if Shea Weber is not available? 
  • Should the Canadiens be considered a contender or did a number of fortunate circumstances come together to help them get to the Stanley Cup Final?

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • 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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