Balancing Wins, Development | Canadiens Connection ep 227

Cole Caufield, Montreal Canadiens (Photo by NHLI via Getty Images)

Canadiens Connection, Podcast, Rocket Sports Radio, episode 227 | Habs, Montreal, NHL, Cole Caufield, Mike Matheson, Kirby Dach, Juraj Slafkovsky, Carey Price, Kent Hughes

Cole Caufield, Montreal Canadiens (Photo by NHLI via Getty Images)

ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | MONTREAL, QC. — Welcome to the Canadiens Connection via Rocket Sports Radio. This engaging podcast featured on All Habs Hockey Magazine connects Habs fans with their beloved team from a plugged-in source they know and trust.

This Week’s Show: Balancing Wins & Development

S1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

  • Check out news Headlines posts at

  • Cole Caufield suffered a season-ending injury to his right shoulder and will undergo surgery.
  • Joel Armia and Jonathan Drouin will be out until after the the All-Star break. Jake Evans will be out up to ten weeks. Juraj Slafkovsky will be out for three months.
  • Fan balloting is underway for the 2023 Hobey Baker Award.
  • Be sure to read the content at and check out The Press Zone – Montreal.
  • Quotes of the week from Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki.
  • NHL Player Safety announced that Canadiens defenseman Mike Matheson has been fined $5,000 for interference against Panthers forward Eric Staal.
  • A Cree woman from northern Quebec had a 10-minute video chat with Canadiens goaltender Carey Price.

S2 | BIG Topic – State of the Canadiens

  • Kent Hughes became GM of the Montreal Canadiens on January 18, 2022. This week, celebrating his first anniversary in the position, Hughes provided a 40-minute, mid-season ‘state of the team’ update. Here are seven takeaways from the general manager’s media availability.

S3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week: Do you approve of the job Kent Hughes has done to manage the rebuild in his first year?
  • Listener’s texts and emails.

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