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The Montreal Canadiens offseason is a couple of months along and with the NHL draft around the corner, the HabsWorld podcast team returned to talk about the Habs. Host Norm Szcyrek was joined by new cohost Kevin Leveille, and veteran cohosts Paul MacLeod, Sean Cayouette, and Jonathan Rebelo to talk about the Habs and have lots of laughs. This podcast was recorded on the evening of June 19th, 2023.

First Period [0:00 – 18:14]

– Introductions, Habs trivia
– Cole Caufield contract extension
– Caufield goal predictions for the upcoming seasons
– Nick Suzuki making more of a presence in Montreal during the offseason
– More Pierre-Luc Dubois rumours

Second Period [18:15 – 43:02]

– Draft rumours involving Dubois, Matvei Michkov, and Montreal
– Discussing different options for Montreal; should size be a factor in their selection?
– Caufield, Dubois and other Habs hanging out in Montreal at the F1 racing event
– Some possible trade packages for Dubois were discussed and debated

Third Period [43:03 – 1:20:23]

– How many 2023 drafted players will play in the NHL this upcoming season; could Owen Beck crack the Canadiens lineup?
– Which Habs first-year player would be considered their rookie of the year?
– Debating a contract extension for Samuel Montembeault
– Canadiens letting go of two athletic staff members after they led the NHL in man games lost
– Minority Canadiens owner Michael Andlauer now the majority owner of the Ottawa Senators; is there a possible threat of losing some Canadiens Operations staff?
– Around the hockey world topics include: Toronto firing GM Kyle Dubas and hiring former Calgary GM Brad Treliving; another Stanley Cup-winning team is well over the salary cap limit; layoffs at The Athletic including one of the regular journalists that covers the Montreal Canadiens; final predictions for the Habs’ first-round pick

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