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The 2022 NHL trade deadline has come and gone, and the Montreal Canadiens were an active participant. The HabsWorld podcast crew returned to talk about the Habs’ recent events. Led by host Norm Szcyrek and joined by cohosts Paul MacLeod and Jonathan Rebelo, episode 89 has a lot of lively debate and more than a few laughs. This podcast was recorded on the evening of March 21, 2022.

Here is a breakdown of the topics we discussed:

First Period [0:00 – 20:22]

Introductions, Habs trivia
Analyzing the Ben Chiarot trade
Reviewing the Artturi Lehkonen trade
Discussing the Brett Kulak trade

Second Period [20:23 – 55:08]

Talking about players that could have been traded but were not: Jake Allen, Joel Armia
Discussing Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s 8-year contract extension
Montreal trading veteran goalie Andrew Hammond
Evaluating the start of Martin St. Louis’ coaching career with Montreal
Who is your favourite current underrated Hab: Rem Pitlick, Corey Schuneman, Laurent Dauphin?
Cole Caufield’s hot streak; could he keep this up and get into the Calder Cup conversation?
Improvements to the Canadiens front office and support staff
Concerns about a new “old boys club” forming in Montreal

Third Period [55:09 – 1:12:47]

Debating potential first-round picks the Habs could select
Discussing Shea Weber’s contract, and if it will be traded
Around the Hockey World: Other NHL teams’ interesting trades before the deadline; ex-NHL super-pest Sean Avery attempts a hockey comeback in the ECHL at age 42.

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