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.
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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