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Trade Winds | Canadiens Connection ep 177
Episode 1775th February 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 - Canadiens assigned Lukas Vejdemo and Sami Niku to the Laval Rocket. Niku will report to Laval after the All-Star break. Brendan Gallagher and Paul Byron (season debut) returned to the lineup. Canadiens have placed Michael McNiven on injured reserve. Annual Canadiens pro scouts meetings concluded on Sunday after a few days of discussions.
  • Habs prospect report - Laval picked up five points in their past three games. Be sure to read the content at and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.
  • Quotes of the week - Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher.
  • Hockey news and notes - All-Star Nick Suzuki participated in the "Save Streak" and "Fountain Face-Off" skills events. Gary Bettman said that the 2022 NHL Entry Draft may be moved from Montreal if government restrictions aren't lifted. 

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Rebuild or Retool?

  • GM Kent Hughes is formulating a plan with VP Hockey Ops Jeff Gorton to return the Canadiens to glory. Will it be a tear down like the Arizona Coyotes, will they follow the path of the New York Rangers or will it be something completely different?
  • Chris and Rick examine what fans can expect in the weeks ahead prior to the trade deadline.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Draft Kings Daily Fantasy picks: Michael Spinella with guest Sam Gerber.
  • 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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