Julien Boasts Improved Habs Lineup | Canadiens Connection ep 107
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This Week’s Show
Segment 1: Week in Review, Habs News, League News
The Canadiens have signed their 2020 first round pick, Kaiden Guhle, to a three-year entry-level contract.
They Said What? - We heard from Claude Julien this week as he gave his thoughts on the changes we have seen Marc Bergevin make this off-season. He also touched on the Max Domi situation, what to expect from Alexander Romanov and what the line combinations might look like this season.
Corey Pronman posted an updated ranking of NHL prospect systems in The Athletic following the 2020 NHL Draft. The latest ranking has them falling two spots to #11, with the Flames and Kings leapfrogging them into the top 10.
With the NHL still targeting a January 1 start date for the 2020-21 season, news came down that the league has cancelled the 2021 Winter Classic and 2021 All-Star Game.
Segment 2: Canadiens 2020-21 Lineup
After the roster changes we have seen so far in the off-season for the Canadiens, Rick and Joe take a look at what the forward lines and defence pairings might look like heading into the 2020-21 season. Where will new acquisitions Josh Anderson and Tyler Toffoli slot into the lineup? Have Nick Suzuki and Jesperi Kotkaniemi passed Phillip Danault on the depth chart? The guys discuss that and more!