With recent changes to the Montreal Canadiens’ staff and players, the Habsworld podcast team returned to talk about it all, and more. Host Norm Szcyrek was joined by co-hosts Paul MacLeod and Jonathan Rebelo to discuss the state of the Montreal Canadiens; this podcast was recorded the evening of February 17, 2022.
Here is a breakdown of the topics we discussed:
First Period [00:00 – 16:45]
Introductions, Habs trivia;
Initial reactions and analysis of the hiring of interim head coach Martin St. Louis;
Some differences noticed in Montreal’s play since the coaching change;
Second Period [16:46 – 42:37]
Analysis of the Tyler Toffoli trade with Calgary;
Kent Hughes’ press conference and him using it to communicate to the league about their trade intentions;
Hughes being very confident he will sign drafted prospect defenceman Jordan Harris this spring;
A few trade rumours including the New York Rangers and other teams;
Reflections on their overtime win against the Blues
Third Period [42:38 – 1:09:57]
More Habs trivia tied to their overtime win;
Paul Byron’s 500th NHL game where he scored a goal;
Montreal trades for goaltender Andrew Hammond;
Discussions about injured Habs players seen in practice;
Various Olympic hockey talk;
Around the NHL: Florida Panthers’ offensive dominance; Owen Tippett trade discussion; rumour of the reason St. Louis has the Interim head coach title; rumours of Vincent Lecavalier joining the Montreal front office (which has since been made official since recording).
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