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Montreal is playing above five hundred hockey, while partway through a long road trip in December. Host Norm Szcyrek was joined by Sean Cayouette, Paul MacLeod, and Jonathan Rebelo to talk about our beloved Habs, several other hockey topics, and share a lot of laughs. This podcast was recorded on the evening of December 28, 2023.

First Period [00:00 – 24:20]

– Introductions, Habs Trivia
– Discussing Thursday’s game against Carolina
– Does the head hit to Juraj Slafkovsky warrant a review by the Department of Player Safety?
– Should the Canadiens call up Arber Xhekaj to insert some toughness back into the lineup?
– Jayden Struble’s call-up and quick adaption to the NHL
– Mitchell Stephens’ strong play helping to solidify the fourth line
– Does Samuel Montembeault’s three-year extension designate him Montreal’s number one goaltender
– Cayden Primeau and Jake Allen are both in current trade rumours

Second Period [24:21 – 44:42]

– Habs’ annual December road trip
– Will Montreal finish the season around their current position, or go down or up?
– Could the Canadiens’ depth at defencemen lead to a move before the trade deadline?
– Is Cole Caufield playing hurt?
– Slafkovsky’s improved play since joining the first line

Third Period [44:43 – 1:23:17]

– Discussing Habs prospects play at the WJC tournament after a few games: Lane Hutson, Owen Beck, Filip Mesar, Jacob Fowler
– Mike Matheson’s play this season
– More trade deadline discussions
– Will Filip Mesar start next season in the AHL?
– Around the hockey world topics include: former Habs playing at the Spengler Cup
– Ex Hab Corey Perry let go by Chicago; should the NHLPA have fought harder for Perry?
– Could Perry resurface with another NHL team this season?
– Should Montreal consider offering William Nylander a contract in the offseason? What other teams might sign him?
– Discussing Winnipeg’s poor attendance this season
– Considering NHL expansion/transfer cities

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