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After a lot of time spent in the gym, training camp, and too many preseason games, the Habs 2018-19 season is now underway and the HabsWorld podcast team is back to talk about it. Several topics and many laughs were shared among hosts Paul MacLeod, Jonathan Rebelo and Norm Szcyrek.

This podcast was recorded on the evening of October 10, 2018. Podcast #61 topics include:

00:00 – 8:14 Introductions; Habs trivia; Discussion of Max Pacioretty trade
8:15 – 13:40 Habs new coaches and strategies helping the players produce; comparison to Vegas style; Karl Alzner scratched
13:41 – 17:06 Jonathan Drouin struggling; the resurgence of Jordie Benn
17:07 – 21:54 Reflections on Galchenyuk for Domi trade; team “attitude” is reviewed
21:55 – 28:28 Thoughts on Jesperi Kotkaniemi – will he stay with the Habs all season?
28:29 – 32:13 Predictions on the Habs 2018-19 season
32:14 – 38:49 Debates on the play of Carey Price and the Habs new (and previous) captain
38:50 – 42:50 Young Habs defencemen stepping up: Mete, Juulsen, Reilly; Paul Byron’s new contract
42:51 – 52:34 What will the Habs do with Scherbak, de la Rose and Deslauriers; minor league trade of Bitten for Olofsson; more gushing over Kotkaniemi’s play
52:35 – 1:03:44 Around the NHL: Erik Karlsson trade; NHL’s next likely expansion team – Seattle; New York Islanders poor attendance; what could the Maple Leafs do with unsigned RFA William Nylander, and more!

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