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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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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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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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OTPP: Carey Price Returns, Matt Duchene Struggles, Carey Price Confounds

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: Meet Our New Co-Host

Our former co-host Dave Gove has gone back to school. While he no longer has the time to podcast every week, he will be back as a guest. After several weeks of hiatus, as Ben searched far and wide for a new co-host though, we have finally found someone worthy of the OTPP shoes. Welcome Colton Praill to the madhouse. 

Carey Price Returns

Carey Price has put together two strong games. Can the Montreal Canadiens breathe easier and start to climb up the standings? Can he mask the team's holes? Is their any NHL player more important to their team? 

Matt Duchene Struggles

In eight games since being traded to the Ottawa Senators, Matt Duchene has just one goal, no assists and is a -10. The team is also struggling. What is happening with Duchene? What is happening with the Senators? How does Erik Karlsson look after his ankle surgery?

Kris Russell Confounds

The Edmonton Oilers were supposed to be contenders. However, they have struggled out of the gate.  Colton and Ben break down the reasons.  They look at the blue line, the play of Cam Talbot, the off-season moves of Peter Chiarelli and more. They also get into the team's cap crunch, and what the Kris Russell and Milan Lucic contracts mean going forward. Is Ryan Nugent-Hopkins destined to be traded? What will be the return?

Injuries and New Age Thinking

Our hosts finish up by talking about goalie injuries. The discussion ends up leading to a discussion of modern training, plyometrics, acrobatics, yoga, and GPS-based monitoring systems. Is this the cutting edge of hockey? How can teams take advantage?

 

All this and more as we go On the Powerplay.

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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 8 (Montreal Canadiens Catastrophe or Crossroads?)

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.

 

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

Things are not going well for the Montreal. This week we talked about some losses against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Arizona Coyotes. We revisited the lines for 3 on 3 and talked old school versus modern approaches to the game. This week we are joined by TSN 690's Sean Campbell, the voice of the Laval Rocket. The conversation touched on how he broke into radio, talking with fans on the postgame show, and finding his own approach in radio. We concluded by looking at the week ahead. This included last Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs This week the Habs face Alexander Radulov and the Dallas Stars, and P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators. The week concludes with the third meeting against the Buffalo Sabres.

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 8 Rundown

Introduction and Catch Up (00:00 – 02:15)

Montreal Canadiens Games Last Week (02: 16 – 25:49)

Write for Us: Last Word on Hockey (25:50 - 26:24)

Guest: Sean Campbell (26:25 – 1:18:40)

The Habs Week Ahead (1:18:55 – 1:28:27)

Reflection on Sean Campbell Interview (1: 28: 28 - 1:32:40) 

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 Sean Campbell. You can find his work at TSN 690 and on twitter @seanrcampbell. Here is a link to his show with Mitch Gallo, the Habs Hot Topic. They call it "radio done differently."

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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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 7 (Montreal Canadiens Injured but still Winning at Home)

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.

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

This week we talked about wins versus the Chicago Blackhawks, Vegas Golden Knights, and a loss to the Minnesota Wild. We also discussed Charlie Lindgren, reffing woes, Habs injuries, and Alex GalchenyukNic Hendrickson, Managing Editor at LWOS joined us to discuss the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. We concluded by looking at the week ahead. This included last Saturday's game against the Buffalo Sabres and three upcoming home games this week. The Habs play Columbus on Tuesday, and the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. On Saturday night they face regional rivals the Toronto Maple Leafs

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 6 Rundown

Introduction and Habs at Home (00:00 – 14:38)

What is Goalie Interference? (14:39 – 21:57)

Will the Habs trade Galchenyuk? (21:58 – 32: 10)

Fantasy Habs Trade (32:11 – 41:35)

Write for Us: Last Word on Hockey (41:36 - 42:11)

Guest: Nic Hendrickson (42:12 – 1:02:25)

Habs Injuries (1:02:26 - 1:10:40)

The Habs Week Ahead (1:10:41 – 1:23:25)

 

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 Nic Hendrickson. You can find his work at Last Word on Hockey and on twitter @RedArmyNic. 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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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 6 (Montreal Canadiens Road Warriors Win Big)

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 6 (Montreal Canadiens Road Warriors Win Big)

This week we talked about Montreal's recent road trip, including wins over the Ottawa Senators, a loss against the Minnesota Wild, and an entertaining comeback against the Winnipeg Jets. On the plus side, fans saw more goals including eight against Ottawa and five against the Jets. We discussed Alex Galchenyuk, the Carey Price minor injury, and a fantasy trade. Downtown Ricky Brown also joined us. Ricky is a new hockey writer covering the Vegas Golden Knights. We concluded by looking at the week ahead, including three home games.

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 6 Rundown

Introduction and Habs on the Road (00:00 – 17:52)

Alex Galchenyuk Back in Good Graces? (17:53 – 29:51)

Re-Considering Carey Price (29:52 – 37:15)

Fantasy Habs Trade (37:16 – 41:24)

Write for Us: Last Word on Hockey (41:25 - 41:57)

Guest: Downtown Ricky Brown (41:58 – 1:01:49)

The Habs Week Ahead (1:01:50 - 1:14:25)

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 Rickey Brown. Here are some links to some of his work.

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 on 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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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 5 (Montreal Canadiens Take a Stand at Home)

This week we talked about Montreal's three home games, including wins over the Florida Panther, a loss against the Los Angeles Kings, and an entertaining and ultimately relieving win against the New York Rangers. On the plus side, fans saw 2 goals from Max Pacioretty, Alex Galchenyuk, Shea Weber, and Phillip Danault. In addition, Paul Byron, Brendan Gallagher each contributed a goal. Despite the good week overall, we discussed the challenges the Habs face to make the playoffs. We were also joined by Patrik Bexell, European Correspondent for Habs Eyes On The Prize and host of the Puck Drop Podcast.

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 5 Rundown

Introduction, Illness, and Buffalo Football (00:00 – 02:00)

Habs Home Stand, Improved Play, and Defensive Adjustments (02:01 – 11:18)

Considering Carey Price (11:19 - 18:07)

Habs, Playoffs, and Team Building (18:08 - 25:43 )

Write for Us: Last Word on Hockey (25:44 - 26:18)

Guest: Patrik Bexell (26:19 - 51:51)

The Habs Week Ahead (51: 52 - 1:04:09)

 

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 on 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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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 4 (Montreal Canadiens Winless Out West)

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. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 4 (Winless Out West)

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

This week we talked about the habs trip out west and their losses to the San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, and previewed the game against the Anaheim Ducks. We also renewed the debate we had about Max Pacioretty. Connor thinks Pacioretty is to blame for the Canadiens slow start. Johannes thinks blaming Max obscures deeper problems within the organization. We are joined this week by Johanna Albertsson. Johanna is the New York Rangers Team Manager or Last Word on Hockey. Johanna tells us about this week's Kings game that she was able to attend, her experience as a sports writer, and about one of her favorite articles.

Last Word on Habs Episode 4 Rundown

Introduction, John Dunsworth, and Gord Downie (00:00 – 04:42)

West Coast Trip and games in San Jose and Los Angeles (04:43 – 14:55)

Debate: Max Pacioretty and the Habs Slow Start (14:56 – 30: 41)

Write for Us: Last Word on Hockey (30: 42 – 31: 14)

Guest, Johanna Albertsson (31: 15 – 50: 07)

The Habs Week Ahead (50: 08 – 103: 50)

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 Pod.

Johanna's twitter handles include @LWOS_NYR for all things Rangers. Her personal handle is @johannakatee. See below for the article we talked about with Johanna.

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 on 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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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 3 (Montreal Canadiens Struggle)

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. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

This week we talked about the habs slow start, the home opener against the Chicago Blackhawks, and the renewed rivalry with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Is the powerplay a problem or full of promise? Is the defense starting to adapt to the defensive zone system? We talked about Connor's piece last week on Marc Bergevin and look ahead to this week's west coast trip. We are joined this week by Omar White, Editor at A Winning Habit. Omar talked about how he became a writer covering the Habs, shared his views on the Habs slow start, and shared some of his favorite stories.

Last Word on Habs Episode 3 Rundown

Recap: Rangers, Chicago, and Toronto last week (00:00 – 09:35)

Power play: Promise or Problem? (09:36 – 17:03)

The Habs slow start (17:04 – 22:42)

Marc Bergevin’s Last Stand (22: 43 – 37:48)

Write for LWOH (37: 49 – 38: 21)

Guest: Omar White (38: 22 - 58: 35)

Habs head west (58:50 - 1:05:40)

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions.

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