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Emerging Leaders | Canadiens Connection ep 186
Episode 1869th April 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 - Jordan Harris made his NHL debut against the Lightning on Saturday. Carey Price is on the Canadiens road trip and is getting close to returning. The Canadiens signed forward Emil Heineman to a three-year, entry-level contract. Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield were named co-winners of the Molson Cup for March.

Habs prospect report - Lucas Condotta made his pro debut with Laval on Friday night vs Rochester. Prospect Brett Stapley and his University of Denver team will play for the NCAA hockey title vs Minnesota State. Be sure to read the content at and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week: Guy Boucher on Nick Suzuki; Luke Richardson on Joel Edmundson; and Brendan Gallagher on Tim Stutzle.

Habs news and notes: April 9th marks the 20th anniversary of the return to the ice for Saku Koivu after his battle with cancer. 

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Rebuilding the Leadership of the Canadiens

The Canadiens have suffered from a serious lack of leadership this season. The four players who guided the team through the 2021-22 campaign all the way to the Stanley Cup Final have been missing. 

Habs GM Kent Hughes said that a captain will be in place for next season. What makes a good captain? Who will make up the Canadiens leadership team in 2022-23?

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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