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The HabsWorld first podcast of 2020 is in the books with host Norm Szcyrek, Paul MacLeod, and Jonathan Rebelo on the ice to discuss the Habs, and have a few laughs. This podcast was recorded the evening of January 30 2010, covering the following topics:

00:00 – 9:24 Intros; Habs trivia about #68; Current State of the Habs; Ilya Kovalchuk – Should He Stay or Should He Go?

9:25 – 16:01 Trade discussions with Habs involving Jeff Petry and Tomas Tatar; Would Montreal trading its veterans trigger the Canadiens into full Rebuild Mode?

16:02 – 21:59 Nick Suzuki is the Habs most positive sign from this season; How can the team improve going forward (arrival of Romanov next season/end of this season)?

22:00 – 29:49 Who will Montreal’s backup goaltender be next season; reflections on the recent game in Buffalo; will Carey Price be the next Habs goalie to score a goal?

29:50 – 41:54 Discussion on Cole Caulfield and his future in Montreal; Kotkaniemi’s first NHL fight; Could the Habs be shopping Max Domi, could Toronto be the destination and other Leafs topics;

41:55 – 44:34 Brendan Gallagher returns from his concussion; could Bergevin consider trading him before he becomes a UFA?

44:35 – 59:54 Around the NHL topics: Tkachuk vs Kassian, Shea Weber’s playoffs work when he was with Nashville; Gerald Gallant’s firing; Seattle team rumoured to be named the Kraken; Do the Canadiens need a hockey person as their president to guide their GM and staff, and which candidates should Geoff Molson consider?

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