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It’s our centennial HabsWorld podcast, and although it’s the NHL offseason we had a lot to talk about. Host Norm Szcyrek was joined by Paul MacLeod, Sean Cayouette, and Jonathan Rebelo to discuss the Habs and have lots of laughs. This podcast was recorded on the evening of July 4th, 2023.

First Period [0:00 – 18:10]

– Introductions
– Discussing Montreal’s first-round pick David Reinbacher
– Where could Reinbacher play this fall?
– Trade for Alex Newhook from Colorado

Second Period [18:11 – 32:04]

– Discussing other Newfoundlanders that played for the Canadiens
– Kent Hughes’ relationship to Newhook
– The re-signing of Rafael Harvey-Pinard
– Free agent signings Lias Andersson and Sean Monahan and where they may fit into the depth chart

Third Period [32:05 – 1:08:54]

– The Joel Edmundson trade to Washington
– Will Chris Wideman make this team out of training camp?
– Talking about Arber Xhekaj’s younger brother Florian being drafted by the Canadiens
– Do the Habs need to sign an enforcer, now that Boston signed Milan Lucic and Toronto signed Ryan Reaves?
– Carey Price’s gaffe at the NHL draft
– Unfortunate backlash from Habs “fanatics” over Reinbacher selection
– Denis Gurianov not given a qualifying offer; could he still return to the Habs?
– Revisiting some of the 2018 draft first-round selections
– Around the Hockey world topics discussed include: assessing Toronto’s free agency moves; where could Alex DeBrincat be traded; Blackhawks’ moves to support Connor Bedard; former Hab Tyler Toffoli gets traded to New Jersey; other Calgary veterans appear to want out even after head coach and GM turnover; Pierre Luc Dubois finally traded to Los Angeles.

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