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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 12 (Out Of Hibernation)

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 12 (Out Of Hibernation)

 

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

This week Connor and Johannes talk about the Habs shootout win against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the shootout loss to the Boston Bruins and if these results even matter. Max Pacioretty sees to have found his scoring touch, scoring in three straight games, but is it too late to save the Canadiens season? With no guest this week, our faithful hosts discuss what the Canadiens should do with the rest of the season. After playing Tampa twice, do the Habs regret making the Drouin for Sergachev trade? Max Pacioretty has been involved in trade rumors lately, should the Habs pull the trigger? They try to figure out what the next NHL trends might be and also play Habs GM. Marc Bergevin's January 7th press conference comes up a bit and they also discuss Connor's article, The Montreal Canadiens are in No Mans Land. Finally, they look to settle the age-old question, how long into a new year can you still say "Happy New Year".

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 10 Rundown

Introductions, baby talk and catch up (00:00- 1:25)

Canadiens vs Lightning recap (1:26 - 3:47)

Drouin/Sergachev trade (3:47-5:50)

Max Pacioretty trade chatter (5:51 - 11:17)

Bergevin Press Conference/Future with the Club (11:17 - 19:10)

Next NHL Trends (19:11 - 24:45)

Habs Land Overreactions and rebuild/reset talk (24:45 - 32:20)

Canadiens v Bruins recap (32:20 - 42:38)

How to effect change with the Habs (42:38 - 49:12)

Habs in no man's land (49:12 - 53:56)

Habs week ahead (53:56 - 59:14)

Coping with a lost season (59:14 - 104:33)

Bergevin Trading (104:33 - 107:22)

Goodbyes and Happy New Year (107:22 - 108:42)

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions. Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

 

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 19): NFL Divisional Weekend Preview! Plus a Breakdown of Why this Postseason is Not as Special as We Think

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL Divisional round matchups. He also breaks down why the Titans aren’t going away, how Kansas City’s collapse was so predictable, and wonders if Atlanta can be this year’s Cinderella. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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OTPP: World Junior Recap, Peter Chiarelli Comments and Marc Bergevin Press Conference

Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play with Ben and Colton. Join Ben Kerr and Colton Praill each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere.

OTPP: World Junior Recap, Peter Chiarelli Comments and Marc Bergevin Press Conference

In this edition of On The Powerplay, we go through the World Juniors, giving our thoughts on who impressed and who didn't in the tournament. Has Rasmus Dahlin secured his spot as the potential first overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft? How good was Casey Mittelstadt in the tournament? What was the difference for Team Canada? What does the tournament mean for Ottawa Senators prospect Drake Batherson? Did Canada deserve to have more players on the tournament all-star team? How valuable was Carter Hart in the tournament? Where are Brady Tkachuk, Evgeni Svechnikov, and Filip Zadina ranked after the tournament?

We also look at Peter Chiarelli's recent comments to the media. Is he right to keep coach Todd McLellan? Who is to blame for the Edmonton Oilers struggles? What can be done to right the ship in Edmonton? Should Chiarelli be the general manager to make those changes?

The Montreal Canadiens are also struggling, and general manager Marc Bergevin had his own press conference. How were his comments received? How much blame does he take for the team's current state? What is happening with Jonathan Drouin? Should the Habs trade Max Pacioretty? What can they expect in return? Who else should they move at the NHL trade deadline? Can they still make the playoffs?

All this and more, as we go On The Power Play.

 

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 18): NFL Wildcard Weekend Preview! Plus a Black Monday Recap

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL Wild Card weekend matchups. He also breaks down the Patriots drama, explains why he thinks Marvin Lewis got a contract extension, and wonders why Hue Jackson is still employed as the coach of the Cleveland Browns. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 17): NFL Week 17 Preview! Plus an In-Depth Breakdown of the NFL Playoff Picture

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 17 matchups. He also breaks down why Cam Newton will have to play better if Carolina is going to contend, why the Vikings quarterback controversy might escalate during the playoffs, and takes a look back on the historically bad season of the Cleveland Browns. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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OTPP: Holiday Edition, World Junior Preview and More

Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play with Ben and Colton. Join Ben Kerr and Colton Praill each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere.

OTPP: Holiday Edition, World Junior Preview and More

Holidays means the World Juniors are about to start. With the tournament in Buffalo, all eyes will be on Sabres top draft pick Casey Mittelstadt. Will the Americans use him at center or wing? Who are the other key players on Team USA.

Meanwhile Canadian eyes will be focused on Carter Hart. The Philadelphia Flyers prospect is putting up a ridiculous .961 save percentage for Everett in the WHL. Can he be the best goalie in the tournament and lead Canada to gold? Do the Canadians have enough offence? Is Sam Steel or Robert Thomas the number one centre?

Meanwhile, The Finns have five first rounders on their blue line and a strong group up front. The Czechs have a number of top forwards including Martin NecasRasmus Dahlin leads the Swedes, and Andrei Svechnikov will be a key part of Team Russia. Denmark is looking for another upset. Switzerland has another potential top-five pick (this one for 2019). Slovakia brings strong goaltending to the tournament. Belarus remains the plucky underdog. We have a full World Junior Preview.

NHL News

The New York Islanders have a new arena plan. They are headed back to Long Island, with their new building going at Belmont Park. What does this mean for their attempt to keep John Tavares?

Meanwhile, the boys look at the surprises around the league. Can the Vegas Golden Knights keep winning? What about the New Jersey Devils? Are the Winnipeg Jets for real? What is happening with the Dallas Stars?

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 16): NFL Week 15 Preview! Plus a Breakdown of NFC, After the Carson Wentz Injury

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 15 matchups. He also looks back on the career of Reggie Bush, analyzes the race for the AFC West crown, and gets excited for Patriots @ Steelers. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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OTPP: Outdoor Games, Erik Karlsson Rumours, John Tortorella Blowups, World Juniors and More

Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play with Ben and Colton. Join Ben Kerr and Colton Praill each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere.

OTPP: Outdoor Games, Erik Karlsson Rumours, John Tortorella Blowups, World Juniors and More

The NHL's attention is focused on Ottawa this week. The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators go outdoors to play in the NHL100 Classic. Have outdoor games jumped the shark? What is the experience like? And what should the NHL expect with two teams in the bottom six of the NHL standings.

Off-ice issues have taken over in Ottawa as well. Erik Karlsson rumours are running wild as the team asked for his no-trade list. Mike Hoffman, Cody Ceci and Derek Brassard are also in rumours. What will happen in the nation's capital?

The Adidas/Fanatics jersey deal is looked at, and Ben is not pleased. What has got him going this week?

The Columbus Blue Jackets lost 7-2 to the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday, and coach John Tortorella was not pleased. He refused to answer media questions. The boys give their thoughts. It evolves into a discussion of the Blue Jackets chances of winning a cup.  Are they a contender or pretender?

The boys also look ahead to the World Juniors. Should Nolan Patrick and Tyson Jost have been loaned to Team Canada. Is keeping struggling players in the NHL best for development? How does Canada look without them? Who will be the key players? Who is the toughest competition this year? And how do the boys feel about another outdoor game?

All that and more in today's edition of On the Power Play.

 

 

 

 

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Last Word on the Habs Pod - Episode 11 (Are the Montreal Canadiens Mediocre?)

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community and others. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news. This week: Are the Montreal Canadiens Mediocre? 

Last Word on the Habs Pod - Episode 11 (Are the Montreal Canadiens Mediocre?)

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

This week we talked losses to the St. Louis Blues, the Calgary Flames, and the blow out loss to the Edmonton Oilers. We considered the benefits of mediocrity, Claude Julien's approach in OT, and lamented the Alex Galchenyuk situation. This week we were joined by John Fischer, founder and managing editor of the All About the Jersey at SB Nation, to talk the New Jersey Devils. We revisited our rebuild talk and Marc Bergevin's challenges. Finally, we concluded by looking at the week ahead. This includes Thursday nights game against the high flying New Jersey Devils. The Habs start an extended road trip on Saturday against the struggling Ottawa Senators.

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 11 Rundown

Introduction, Hiatus, and Habs Losses at Home (00:00 – 12:45)

A Meditation on Mediocrity (12:46 – 16:57)

Mis-using Alex Galchenyuk: Redux (16:58 – 28:30)

Millennials, Mentality, and Old School Hockey (28:31 - 39:38)

Write for Us: Last Word on Hockey (39:39 - 40:13)

Guest: John Fischer (40:14 – 1:06:01)

The Habs Week Ahead (1:06:02 – 1:17:06)

Revisiting the Rebuild (1:17:07 - 1:28:27)

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions. Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Last Word on Habs Pod.

Special thanks to John Fischer. You can find his work at All About the Jersey and on twitter @JKFischer. Here are some of the articles he mentioned.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor of the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 15): NFL Week 14 Preview! Plus a Breakdown of the AFC Wild Card Race

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 14 matchups. He also touches on the Bills injury issues, discusses the Odell Beckham-Tom Brady debate, and ponders just how vulnerable the Eagles really are. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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