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Welcome to the 2021 season of the HabsWorld podcast. Hosted by Norm Szcyrek and joined by cohosts Jonathan Rebelo and Paul MacLeod, we talked about the Habs strong start and had a few laughs. Among the topics we discussed are:

00:00 – 24:09 Introduction; Habs Trivia; discussion on newest Habs adjusting to the team: Jake Allen, Josh Anderson, Joel Edmundson, Corey Perry, Alexander Romanov and Tyler Toffoli.

24:10 – 40:56 Nick Suzuki’s consistent play and his assumption into the first-line centre role; Habs tie a record to start this season; Philip Danault contract rumours and discussion; is the Canadian division relatively weak, or the Habs relatively strong; what is the Habs pecking order for their centres?

40:57 – 54:00 Analysis of the Canadiens 4th line; who is the Habs fastest skater; Montreal’s toughest fighters so far this season; steady play by Kulak and the Habs depth at defence; when Armia is ready to return to the lineup what will the Habs do to handle it and the taxi squad; waiver claim loss of Noah Juulsen.

54:01 – 1:00:22 Special teams debate; Armia hit/injury and the non-suspension of the play; comparing the Myers late hit to the one to Kevin Fiala boarding hit to Matt Roy.

1:00:23 – 1:18:31 Around the NHL topics – Patrik Laine/Pierre-Luc Dubois trade and were there more reasons why those players wanted to leave; rumours the Habs also involved in trade talks for Dubois; trade trivia about a big trade 25 years ago; Penguins GM Jim Rutherford stepping down from his role midseason; will the Senators be the worst in their division or will they pose a threat when they play the Canadiens?

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