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A day after the NHL trade deadline completed, the HabsWorld crew were back to discuss the latest with the Canadiens. Host Norm Szcyrek, along with cohosts Paul MacLeod, Josh Coulter and Jonathan Rebelo had a lot to say about our team. This podcast was recorded April 13 2021.

Here is the breakdown of the topics we discussed.

First Period (0:00 – 11:50)

– Introductions
– Habs Trivia
– Victor Mete lost on waivers
– Eric Staal struggling
– Discussing the importance of faceoffs

Second Period (11:51 – 35:09)

– Marc Bergevin press conference after the trade deadline
– Discussing the trades for defencemen Jon Merrill and Erik Gustafsson
– How these new defencemen could fit into the Canadiens lineup and which blueliners will be affected
– The arrival of Cole Caufield in the AHL and whether he will appear in the Montreal lineup this season or postseason
– Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher injuries
– Importance of having two quality goaltenders
– Should the general manager be more involved with deciding on injured players staying in the game

Third Period ( 35:10 – 1:11:17)

– Will Carey Price be as effective as Mike Smith when he is 39 years old
– Improved play of Paul Byron and the struggles of Jonathan Drouin
– Patrik Laine’s beauty goal and struggles in Columbus
– Habs impressive win against Toronto April 12th
– Discussing some of the trade deadline deals
– Recent skate injuries to former Habs players
– Ryan Poehling’s strong play recently
– AHL playoffs cancelled and how that could help the Habs taxi squad
– New blueline pairs
– The importance of upcoming games against Calgary
– Much more

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