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The HabsWorld podcast returns for the premiere episode of its eighth straight season. Host Norm Szcyrek was joined by cohosts Paul MacLeod and Jonathan Rebelo to talk about Les Canadiens and have a few laughs.

This episode was recorded the evening of October 17, 2019. Topics included:

00:00 – 3:01 Intro, Habs trivia, 2019-20 season start recap

3:02 – 10:38 Impact to the Habs by newcomers Nick Suzuki, Cal Fleury, Ben Chiarot; discussion of 4-0 shutout vs Minnesota Wild

10:39 – 15:20 Former Hab Douglas “Crankshaft” Murray stories; Nick Cousins’ first Habs game pay dividends; first goal by Victor Mete set a Habs “record” & what type of “pool” the players might have had on the board for that goal

15:21 – 21:40 Discussion on Canadiens chances on making the playoffs this season; talk about Cole Caufield’s present and when he may join the Habs

21:41 – 29:55 Strong starts by Jonathan Drouin, Jeff Petry; “slow” start by Shea Weber; could a Petry & Weber pairing be the solution; special teams and Laval discussions

29:56 – 36:25 Around the league: NHL bans Zykov 20 games for substance abuse; Carolina rumoured to pick up Josh Ho-Sang; Tavares injury; other struggling teams, wrap up talk about the playoffs and dreams about the Habs drafting Alexis Lafreniere

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