Canadiens Connection, Podcast, Rocket Sports Radio, episode 245 | Habs, Montreal, NHL, Nick Suzuki, Cole Caufield, Juraj Slafkovsky, Carey Price, Will Smith, Ryan Leonard, David Reinbacher, Owen Beck, Jared Davidson

David Reinbacher, D, EHC Kloten (Photo by Stefan Emch)

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

This Week’s Show: Sportsnet – Smith, Leonard or Reinbacher?

S1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

  • Cole Caufield and Juraj Slafkovsky are progressing well in their injury recovery.
  • Be sure to read the content at and check out The Press Zone.
  • Canadiens prospect Lane Hutson has been turning heads at the 2023 IIHF World Championship.
  • Canadiens prospects Owen Beck and Jared Davidson are playing for the Memorial Cup. We have quotes from each of them.
  • Jim Nill, Don Sweeney and Bill Zito were named finalists for the General Manager of the Year Award.

S2 | BIG Topic – Guest: Sportsnet’s Draft Analyst Sam Cosentino

  • Sam Cosentino is one of the most knowledgeable draft experts in the industry. Cosentino’s prospect rankings and mock drafts are among the most trusted by hockey fans. Sam appears regularly as hockey analyst on Sportsnet and the NHL Network.
  • Recently, Cosentino released the May Edition of his Top 32 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings. Sam joined Amy and Rick to discuss the NHL Draft and the options that the Montreal Canadiens will have with the fifth overall pick.
  • Cosentino provided a scouting report on three players that should be in the conversation for the Canadiens: Will Smith, Ryan Leonard and David Reinbacher. Sam also added six players who could be in the mix for Montreal with their second, first-round pick.

S3 | Have Your Say

  • Canadiens upcoming events.
  • Canadiens Connection question of the week.
  • Listener’s texts and emails.

Canadiens Connection on Rocket Sports Radio

Canadiens Connection is hosted by Rick Stephens (@RocketSports) with Michael Spinella (@TheSpinella), Amy Johnson (@FlyersRule) and Chris G (@ChrisHabs360). This talented team of credentialed journalists come together to share their valued insight.

Canadiens Connection is a connection between fans, journalists, players, coaches, management to thoroughly discuss their favorite game in an informative, thought provoking, and entertaining way.

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