Artwork for podcast Canadiens Connection
First Quarter Grades | Canadiens Connection ep 219
Episode 21926th November 2022 • Canadiens Connection • Rocket Sports Radio
00:00:00 01:56:38

Share Episode

Shownotes

This Week’s Show: First Quarter Grades

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

Check out news Headlines posts at AllHabs.net

Mike Matheson made his Canadiens debut. Mike Hoffman is out with a lower-body injury.

Canadiens prospect update.

Be sure to read the content at AHL.report and check out The Press Zone - Montreal.

Quotes of the week from former Canadiens equipment manager Pierre Gervais.

Hockey news and notes: Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman Borje Salming passed away at the age of 71.

Segment 2: BIG Topic - Quarter Season Grades + Michael Pezzetta

The Montreal Canadiens have crossed the quarter pole of the season and find themselves higher in the NHL standings than anyone expected. Who are the stars and  overachieving players who helped create the first quarter team success and who are the players who struggled?

Canadiens forward Michael Pezzetta joined us for an exclusive interview to talk about his season and his contribution to the Movember campaign.

Segment 3: Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Rocket Sports Movember campaign update.
  • Interview with Todd Minerson, Movember Canada Country Director.
  • 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 Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

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.

Get the Canadiens Connection!

Be sure to follow @habsconnection on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Search for "Canadiens Connection" from Rocket Sports Radio on your favorite podcast app and subscribe! Use our single link below on any device to locate subscription links to major podcast apps.

Share the Canadiens Connection on social media. And we would be grateful for your 5-star rating for the podcast!

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).

21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET. See terms at sportsbook dot draftkings dot com slash football terms.

More Episodes
219. First Quarter Grades | Canadiens Connection ep 219
01:56:38
218. Won’t Back Down | Canadiens Connection ep 218
01:37:22
217. Habs Going Off Script | Canadiens Connection ep 217
01:40:54
216. Special Guest: TSN's John Lu | Canadiens Connection ep 216
01:28:42
215. Habs Goaltending Report | Canadiens Connection ep 215
01:34:39
214. Habs Mailbag: Goals for Caufield? | Canadiens Connection ep 214
01:39:39
213. Creating Habs Offense | Canadiens Connection ep 213
01:40:59
212. 10 Bold Predictions | Canadiens Connection ep 212
01:33:57
211. Spotlight on Slafkovsky | Canadiens Connection ep 211
01:40:32
210. Most Pressing Questions | Canadiens Connection ep 210
01:41:44
209. Next Generation Habs | Canadiens Connection ep 209
02:03:52
208. Habs Betting on Dach | Canadiens Connection ep 208
01:47:06
207. The Case for Captain | Canadiens Connection ep 207
01:51:37
206. Repairing Habs Prospect Development | Canadiens Connection ep 206
01:45:28
205. Accelerating Habs Rebuild | Canadiens Connection ep 205
01:29:10
204. Mailbag: Allen, Dubois, Slafkovsky | Canadiens Connection ep 204
01:49:34
203. Breakthroughs and Bouncebacks | Canadiens Connection ep 203
01:31:09
202. Focus on Intentions Not Results | Canadiens Connection ep 202
01:59:15
201. Who Will Blink on Dubois? | Canadiens Connection ep 201
01:41:31
200. Free Agent Envy + Petry Trade | Canadiens Connection ep 200
02:01:20
199. Draft Extravaganza | Canadiens Connection ep 199
01:59:41
198. Final Countdown: Wright vs Slaf | Canadiens Connection ep 198
01:27:29
197. Top of the Draft Rankings | Canadiens Connection ep 197
01:25:21
196. Wright, Cooley or Slafkovsky? | Canadiens Connection ep 196
01:39:43
195. Short and Long-term Wins | Canadiens Connection ep 195
01:32:47
194. Carey, Coach and Combine | Canadiens Connection ep 194
01:35:39
193. Upgrading Forward Talent | Canadiens Connection ep 193
01:29:35
192. Reshaping the Habs Defence | Canadiens Connection ep 192
01:28:54
191. A Critical Decision | Canadiens Connection ep 191
01:35:25
190. Off-season Coping Strategies | Canadiens Connection ep 190
01:30:17
189. Work to Do | Canadiens Connection ep 189
01:34:27
188. Celebrating The Flower | Canadiens Connection ep 188
01:26:50
187. Goaltending Forecast | Canadiens Connection ep 187
01:36:23
186. Emerging Leaders | Canadiens Connection ep 186
01:35:35
185. Rivalry Reimagined | Canadiens Connection ep 185
01:13:22
184. Focus on the Future | Canadiens Connection ep 184
01:44:03
183. Reshaping the Habs | Canadiens Connection ep 183
01:52:24
182. Down to the Wire | Canadiens Connection ep 182
01:34:07
181. Trade Rumblings | Canadiens Connection ep 181
01:24:16
180. Roster Transformation | Canadiens Connection ep 180
01:19:25
179. Open for Business | Canadiens Connection ep 179
01:20:03
178. Crash Course | Canadiens Connection ep 178
01:38:12
177. Trade Winds | Canadiens Connection ep 177
01:23:01
176. State of Goaltending | Canadiens Connection ep 176
01:14:31
175. Under New Management | Canadiens Connection ep 175
01:35:21
174. GM Search Narrows | Canadiens Connection ep 174
01:18:36
173. Return to Play | Canadiens Connection ep 173
00:55:43
172. The Untouchables | Canadiens Connection ep 172
01:12:54
171. Habs GM Candidates | Canadiens Connection ep 171
01:39:05
170. Naughty or Nice | Canadiens Connection ep 170
01:35:16
169. Roster Roulette | Canadiens Connection ep 169
01:36:30
168. Trade Possibilities | Canadiens Connection ep 168
01:48:26
167. A Fresh Start | Canadiens Connection ep 167
01:48:45
166. Time for Reckoning | Canadiens Connection ep 166
01:34:37
165. Who'll Take Charge? | Canadiens Connection ep 165
01:39:49
164. Out of Their Depth | Canadiens Connection ep 164
01:35:32
163. The Ducharme System | Canadiens Connection ep 163
01:33:47
162. Setting A Course | Canadiens Connection ep 162
01:31:00
161. Managing the Process | Canadiens Connection ep 161
01:43:19
160. Steadying the Ship | Canadiens Connection ep 160
02:01:33
159. Laying It On the Line | Canadiens Connection ep 159
01:33:37
158. Inner Strength | Canadiens Connection ep 158
01:48:30
157. Making The Grade | Canadiens Connection ep 157
01:27:26
156. Solving the Puzzle | Canadiens Connection ep 156
01:47:45
155. Camp Contenders | Canadiens Connection ep 155
01:39:15
154. Moving Forward | Canadiens Connection ep 154
01:45:40
bonus Aftermath: Habs Lose KK, Add Dvorak | Canadiens Connection BONUS
00:44:24
153. The Offer Sheet | Canadiens Connection ep 153
01:37:43
152. Confident and Determined | Canadiens Connection ep 152
01:34:12
151. Habs Goal Setting | Canadiens Connection ep 151
01:26:38
150. Best on Best | Canadiens Connection ep 150
01:18:14
149. Gauging the Gains | Canadiens Connection ep 149
01:22:54
148. Rapid Transformation | Canadiens Connection ep 148
01:45:16
147. Habs Draft Firestorm | Canadiens Connection ep 147
01:42:10
146. Managing the Risk | Canadiens Connection ep 146
01:35:34
145. Strength and Sacrifice | Canadiens Connection ep 145
01:33:23
144. Heads Held High | Canadiens Connection ep 144
02:05:30
143. Last Stand | Canadiens Connection ep 143
01:45:12
142. Battle of the Best | Canadiens Connection ep 142
01:52:47
141. Magical Playoff Run | Canadiens Connection ep 141
01:51:16
140. Semifinal Showdown | Canadiens Connection ep 140
01:44:20
139. Habs Riding Momentum | Canadiens Connection ep 139
01:58:10
138. Playoff Pressure | Canadiens Connection ep 138
01:37:40
137. Habs Playoff Warriors | Canadiens Connection ep 137
01:41:29
136. Playoff Rivalry Renewed | Canadiens Connection ep 136
01:54:46
135. Habs Playoff Lineup | Canadiens Connection ep 135
01:49:35
134. Habs Playoff Push | Canadiens Connection ep 134
01:28:32
133. Playing With Urgency | Canadiens Connection ep 133
01:37:18
132. Shoring Up Habs Defence | Canadiens Connection ep 132
01:28:58
bonus Full Interview: Theo Fleury & Eric Kussin | Canadiens Connection BONUS
01:40:25
131. Rookies and Legends | Canadiens Connection ep 131
01:55:40
130. Caufield Era Is Near | Canadiens Connection ep 130
01:47:09
129. A New Chapter | Canadiens Connection ep 129
01:53:25
bonus Oilers vs Canadiens Series | Canadiens Connection BONUS
00:21:03
128. Trade Deadline Needs | Canadiens Connection ep 128
01:34:33
127. Mid-Season Adjustments | Canadiens Connection ep 127
01:28:07
bonus Canadiens vs Canucks Series | Canadiens Connection BONUS
00:22:38
126. Bergevin Strikes Again | Canadiens Connection ep 126
01:37:44
125. Habs Hit Reset | Canadiens Connection ep 125
01:44:55
124. Grading the Habs | Canadiens Connection ep 124
01:34:18
123. Habs Fighting Through Adversity | Canadiens Connection ep 123
01:22:09
122. Habs Reach for the Top | Canadiens Connection ep 122
01:27:52
121. Habs Seek to Rule the North | Canadiens Connection ep 121
01:24:58
120. Habs Shining New Additions | Canadiens Connection ep 120
01:31:09
119. Habs Emerging Stars | Canadiens Connection ep 119
01:37:50
118. Habs Impact Players | Canadiens Connection ep 118
01:32:22
117. Bold Habs Predictions | Canadiens Connection ep 117
01:28:34
116. Habs Five Burning Questions | Canadiens Connection ep 116
01:31:24
115. Moving Closer to Habs Hockey | Canadiens Connection ep 115
01:14:18
114. Best Habs Roster | Canadiens Connection ep 114
01:24:08
113. Habs Darkest Day | Canadiens Connection ep 113
01:43:14
112. Habs Winds of Change | Canadiens Connection ep 112
01:25:52
111. Habs Fans Brimming With Confidence | Canadiens Connection ep 111
01:20:35
110. Habs Goaltending Plan | Canadiens Connection ep 110
01:17:39
109. Habs Most Pressing Issues | Canadiens Connection ep 109
01:36:43
108. Habs Prospect Report, Protection List | Canadiens Connection ep 108
01:12:35
107. Julien Boasts Improved Habs Lineup | Canadiens Connection ep 107
01:31:22
106. Habs Sign Gallagher, Toffoli, Allen, Bergevin's Checklist | Canadiens Connection ep 106
01:22:43
105. Habs Draft, Sign, Trade, Buyout | Canadiens Connection ep 105
01:39:21
104. Habs Draft Special, Bergevin Media Tour | Canadiens Connection ep 104
01:19:58
103. Habs Sign Petry, Evans, Listener Q&A | Canadiens Connection ep 103
01:19:01
102. Habs Sign Edmundson, Bergevin's Best, Worst Moves | Canadiens Connection ep 102
01:46:58
101. Domi, Danault's Futures With Habs | Canadiens Connection ep 101
01:15:29
100. Habs Secure Backup in Allen | Canadiens Connection ep 100
01:30:25
99. Kotkaniemi, Petry, Julien on Habs Season | Canadiens Connection ep 99
01:29:13
98. Habs UpBeat in End of Season Review | Canadiens Connection ep 98
01:41:55
97. Muller Has Habs Believing | Canadiens Connection ep 97
01:19:40
96. Habs Advance to the NHL Playoffs | Canadiens Connection ep 96
01:20:41
95. Habs - Penguins Qualifier, Romanov | Canadiens Connection ep 95
01:18:58
94. Domi, Danault, Price, Romanov | Canadiens Connection ep 94
01:22:37
93. Habs News, Kotkaniemi, Training Camp | Canadiens Connection ep 93
01:14:00
92. Habs News, NHL Returns Aug 1 | Canadiens Connection ep 92
01:12:35
91. Habs News, Weber, Julien, NHL Mock Draft | Canadiens Connection ep 91
01:15:21
90. Habs News, Price, Kotkaniemi, Lafreniere | Canadiens Connection ep 90
01:18:32
89. Canadiens Connection ep. 89 | Phase 2, Drouin Ready, Bergevin's Plan
01:10:47
88. Canadiens Connection ep. 88 | Habs News, Molson, Price, Weber
01:15:46
87. Canadiens Connection ep. 87 | Habs News, Price, Lafrenière, Media
01:17:01
86. Canadiens Connection ep. 86 | Habs - Penguins, Return to Play
01:15:25
85. Canadiens Connection ep. 85 | Habs News, Price, NHL Return to Play
01:11:21
84. Canadiens Connection ep. 84 | Habs News, Domi, Price, Caufield, AHL
01:12:53
83. Canadiens Connection ep. 83 | Habs News, Price, Romanov, Kotkaniemi
01:10:45
82. Canadiens Connection ep. 82 | Habs News, Danault, All-Time 7, Khisamutdinov
01:09:03
81. Canadiens Connection ep. 81 | Habs News, Gallagher, NHL Hub City
01:01:33
80. Canadiens Connection ep. 80 | Habs News, Markov, Tatar, Norlinder
01:14:48
79. Canadiens Connection ep. 79 | Habs News, Romanov, Caufield, Mock Draft
01:13:07
78. Canadiens Connection ep. 78 | Habs News, Price, Bergevin
01:16:17
77. Canadiens Connection ep. 77 | Habs News, Ylonen, Olofsson, Draft
01:11:51
76. Canadiens Connection ep. 76 | Habs News, Caufield, Timmins, Muller
01:15:25
75. Canadiens Connection ep. 75 | Habs News, Pandemic Halts Sports World
01:10:05
74. Canadiens Connection ep. 74 | Habs News, Bergevin-Julien Duo Staying Put
01:15:25
73. Canadiens Connection ep. 73 | Habs News, What's Bergevin's Plan?
01:14:35
72. Canadiens Connection ep. 72 | Habs News, Trade Deadline Special
01:13:10
71. Canadiens Connection ep. 71 | Habs News, Domi, Drouin, Julien, Weber
01:14:14
70. Canadiens Connection ep. 70 | Habs News, Drouin, Poehling, Weber, Price
01:13:12
69. Canadiens Connection ep. 69 | Habs News, Gallagher Returns, Kotkaniemi, Fleury
01:12:25
68. Canadiens Connection ep. 68 | Habs News, Weber, Price, Trade Deadline
01:13:48
67. Canadiens Connection ep. 67 | Habs News, Kovalchuk, Gallagher, Gallant
01:14:08
66. Canadiens Connection ep. 66 | Habs Next Steps, Injuries, Julien, Prospects
01:12:10
65. Canadiens Connection ep. 65 | Habs News, Kovalchuk, Scandella, Gallagher
01:15:33
64. Canadiens Connection ep. 64 | Habs News, Caufield, Koivu, Kotkaniemi
01:13:51
63. Canadiens Connection ep. 63 | Habs News, Road Warriors, Bergevin, Injuries
01:13:36
62. Canadiens Connection ep. 62 | Habs News, Weber, Armia, Primeau, Poehling, ECHL
01:20:06
61. Canadiens Connection ep. 61 | Habs News, Kinkaid, Primeau, Kotkaniemi
01:17:56
60. Canadiens Connection ep. 60 | Habs Reeling, Julien, Bergevin, Kotkaniemi
01:16:22
59. Canadiens Connection ep. 59 | Habs News, Domi, Suzuki, Drouin, Byron
01:18:02
58. Canadiens Connection ep. 58 | Habs News, Suzuki, Price, Poehling
01:13:27
57. Canadiens Connection ep. 57 | Habs News, NHL Officiating, Julien, Kotkaniemi
01:11:32
56. Canadiens Connection ep. 56 | Habs News, Gallagher's Milestone, Caufield, Koivu
01:14:34
55. Canadiens Connection ep. 55 | Habs Penalty Kill, Domi's Launch, Team Slogan
01:15:48
54. Canadiens Connection ep. 54 | Habs Defence, Caufield, Poehling, Mete
01:13:06
53. Canadiens Connection ep. 53 | Habs Start, Julien's Changes, Caufield
01:15:10
52. Canadiens Connection ep. 52 | Season Underway, Price, Poehling
01:14:28
51. Canadiens Connection ep. 51 | Habs Final Cuts, Predictions, Weber, Lafleur
01:13:26
50. Canadiens Connection Podcast ep. 50 | Habs Camp Standouts, Roster Cuts, Injuries
01:13:34
49. Canadiens Connection Podcast ep. 49 | Training Camp Storylines, Key Questions
01:14:31
48. Canadiens Connection Podcast ep. 48 | Habs Rookies, Markov, Rivalry with Canes
01:05:01
47. Canadiens Connection Podcast ep. 47 | Habs Draft List, Molson, Domi, Drouin
01:08:20
46. Canadiens Connection ep. 46 | Alzner, Teasdale, Subban, Habs News
01:11:31
45. Canadiens Connection ep. 45 | Habs Prospects at WJSS, Shaw, Gusev
01:14:55
44. Canadiens Connection ep. 44 | Chiarot, Armia, Markov, Scherbak, McCarron
01:13:57
43. Canadiens Connection ep. 43 | Impact of Habs Prospects, Kinkaid, Hudon
01:14:52
42. Canadiens Connection ep. 42 | Habs Improved? Lehkonen, Armia, Aho Fallout
01:16:45
41. Canadiens Connection ep. 41 | Canadiens Free Agency, Aho Fiasco
01:14:51
40. Canadiens Connection ep. 40 | NHL Draft Review, Habs Dev Camp, Free Agency
01:13:36
39. Canadiens Connection ep. 39 | Draft Preview, Bergevin's Options, Habs News
01:13:28
38. Canadiens Connection Podcast ep. 38 | Karlsson, Duchene, Habs News, Growlers
01:05:12
37. Canadiens Connection ep. 37 | Bergevin's Legacy, Habs News, Ouellet
01:14:56
36. Canadiens Connection ep. 36 | Habs News, Canadiens RFAs, Bergevin
01:05:38
35. Canadiens Connection ep. 35 | Habs News, Bruins, Prospects at Memorial Cup
01:12:26
34. Canadiens Connection ep. 34 | Habs News, Coaching, Leskinen, Suzuki, Subban
01:12:01
33. Canadiens Connection ep. 33 | Habs News, NHL Playoffs, Canadiens Prospects
01:20:48
32. Canadiens Connection ep. 32 | Habs News, NHL Playoffs, Thompson, Weal, Suzuki
01:08:18
31. Canadiens Connection ep. 31 | Habs News, Rocket Prospects, NHL Playoffs
01:15:09
30. Canadiens Connection [S1/E30] | Habs End of Year Awards, Off-season Changes
01:11:18
29. Canadiens Connection [S1/E29] | Habs Miss Playoffs, Petry, Lehkonen
01:21:08
28. Canadiens Connection [S1/E28] Habs Playoffs, Fighting Code, Tatar, Drouin
01:17:59
27. Canadiens Connection [S1/E27] | Habs Playoff Chances, Price, Thompson, Lehkonen
01:12:24
26. Canadiens Connection [S1/26] | Habs Playoff Chances, Price, Julien, Drouin
01:11:17
25. Canadiens Connection [S1/E25] | Gallagher, Weber, Julien, Habs Decision Making
01:09:32
24. Canadiens Connection [S1/E24] | Domi, Price, Habs Moves, Trade Deadline
01:25:52
23. Canadiens Connection [S1/E23] Gallagher, Tatar, Niemi, Habs Trade Deadline
01:19:14
22. Canadiens Connection [S1/E22] | Weber, Shaw, Habs 4th Line, Trade Deadline
01:09:20
21. Canadiens Connection [S1/E21] | Armia, Kotkaniemi, Rebuilding or Contenders?
01:09:14
20. Canadiens Connection [S1/E20] | Fans, Transparency, Shaw, Deadline
01:10:49
19. Canadiens Connection [S1/19] | All-Star Weekend, Price, Weber, Deadline
01:09:36
18. Canadiens Connection [S1/E18] | Price, Kotkaniemi, Gorges
01:19:45
17. Canadiens Connection [S1/E17] | Drouin, Domi, Power-Play, Winners & Losers
01:10:40
16. Canadiens Connection [S1/E16] | Winners & Losers
01:18:30
15. Canadiens Connection | Niemi, Timmins, Winners & Losers [S1/E15]
01:10:49
14. Canadiens Connection | Price, Kotkaniemi, Winners & Losers, more [S1/E14]
01:11:24
13. Canadiens Connection | Price, Shaw, Special Teams, Winners & Losers [S1/E13]
01:04:36
12. Canadiens Connection | Byron, Weber, Waivers, Winners & Losers, more [S1/E12]
01:09:44
11. Canadiens Connection | Weber, Mete, Winners & Losers, more [S1/E11]
01:18:14
10. Canadiens Connection | Defence, Playoffs, Price, Winners & Losers, more [S1/E10]
01:07:00
9. Canadiens Connection | Price, Weber, Defence, Winners & Losers, more [S1/E9]
01:09:23
8. Canadiens Connection | Price, Plekanec, Winners & Losers, more [S1/E8]
01:16:27
7. Canadiens Connection | Kotkaniemi, Winners & Losers, more [S1/E7]
01:23:59
6. Canadiens Connection | Price Ties Roy, Winners & Losers, more [S1/E6]
01:11:41
5. Canadiens Connection | Habs With Strong Start to the Season [S1/E5]
01:08:30
4. Canadiens Connection | Habs Winners and Losers, Home Opener, more [S1/E4]
01:02:50
3. Canadiens Connection | Habs Heart, Leadership, Season Outlook [S1/E3]
01:07:28
2. Canadiens Connection | All Eyes on Habs Kotkaniemi [S1/E2]
01:03:33
1. Canadiens Connection Podcast | Habs Training Camp in Full Swing [S1/E1]
01:05:44