Targeting Michkov, Smith or Benson | Canadiens Connection ep 246

Will Smith, USNTDP (photo by Rena Laverty / USA Hockey)

Canadiens Connection, Podcast, Rocket Sports Radio, episode 246 | Habs, Montreal, NHL, Josh Anderson, Michael Pezzetta, Juraj Slafkovsky, Mike Hoffman, Will Smith, Matvei Michkov, Zach Benson, Jared Davidson, Owen Beck

Will Smith, USNTDP (photo by Rena Laverty / USA Hockey)

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: Targeting Michkov, Smith or Benson

S1 | Week in Review, Habs News, League News

  • Canadiens decline to offer a contract to goaltender Frederik Dichow; retain rights to Joe Vrbetic. Prospect Jack Gorniak has been removed from the Canadiens reserve list.
  • Canadiens have signed forward Michael Pezzetta to a two-year contract extension.
  • Be sure to read the content at and check out The Press Zone.
  • Canadiens prospects Jared Davidson will play in the final for the Memorial Cup.
  • NHL & NHLPA reached an agreement about an on-ice training program this summer.

S2 | BIG Topic – Guest: Director of Scouting – Hockey Prospect

  • Jerome Berube is the Director of Scouting for Hockey Prospect. This independent scouting service provides player evaluations to NHL and CHL teams. Each June, Hockey Prospect publish their NHL Draft Black Book, which contains extensive scouting reports and draft rankings.
  • Jerome joined Amy and Rick to discuss the upcoming NHL Draft and provided a scouting report on three players that should be in the conversation for the Canadiens with the fifth overall pick: Matvei Michkov, Will Smith and Zach Benson.
  • Berube also added three players who could be in the mix for Montreal with their second, first-round pick. And they had a discussion on the quality of goaltending prospects.

S3 | Have Your Say

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

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