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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 16 (Do You Trust Marc Bergevin?)

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

Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 16 (Do You Trust Marc Bergevin?)

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

On episode 16 of the Last Word on Habs pod, Connor and Johannes discuss the Habs great game in a losing effort against Nashville. Brendan Gallagher's post-game comments gave our hosts something new to discuss. The Habs followed up (arguably) their best performance of the season with two duds against Colorado and Arizona (not Phoenix).

Marc Bergevin's abilities as a general manager are (again) discussed at length by our hosts. Is his job in jeopardy? Should he be making trades at the deadline? Can he clean up his mess?

Our hosts are joined this week by The Hockey Writers Ryan Szporer to discuss all things Habs. Szporer highlights several reasons for the Habs abysmal season and lays them all at the feet of Marc Bergevin.

All this and much, much more! Tune in!

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 16 Rundown

Intro's and Pizza Parties (00:00 - 3:50)

Habs week review/Nashville game/Subban/Gallagher comments (3:50 - 18:30)

Is Marc Bergevin on thin ice/retool  (18:30 - 34:30)

Is Tavares a "plan"? Build through free agency (34:30 - 39:45)

Marc Bergevin, Disaster Artist (39:45 - 46:10)

Ryan Szporer interview (46:20 -1:11:07)

Wrote for Us (1:11:08 - 1:11:40)

Habs week ahead and Sign Off (1:11:41 - 1:19: 29)

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

We spoke with Ryan Spzorer this week. Follow him on twitter @rszporer. He highlighted a few of his articles including:

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: Dion Phaneuf Trade, Pierre Dorion and Jim Benning Extensions, and the Olympics

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 at the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere.

Dion Phaneuf Trade, Pierre Dorion and Jim Benning Extensions, and the Olympics

The Ottawa Senators and Los Angeles Kings got trade deadline season off to a strong start with this week's trade that includes Dion Phaneuf and Marian Gaborik. The boys break it all down and what it means for both clubs. They also look at deeper issues with the Ottawa Senators and the fact that general manager Pierre Dorion has been given a contract extension. What does his history of trades and signings mean for the Sens? The boys also look at a smaller move involving the Sens getting Ville Pokka from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Chris Didomenico.

The Senators provincial rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs also made a trade. They sent Nikita Soshnikov to the St. Louis Blues for a fourth-round draft pick. What does his future hold in St. Louis? What does the move mean for Josh Leivo and Leo Komarov? What about the fifty contract limit.

The boys also discuss Lars Eller's new contract with the Washington Capitals. They also give their opinion on today's contract extension for Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning. Does he deserve it? Has he improved as a GM? How is his plan to rebuild the Canucks working out?

Lastly, the boys look at the preliminary round games in both the Men's and Women's Olympic tournaments.  What do the results mean and who will take home medals?

All that and more as we go On the Powerplay.

 

Main Photo: BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 24: Jim Benning of the Vancouver Canucks attends round one of the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Last Word On Habs Pod – Episode 15 (P.K. Subban returns, again)

The Last Word on Habs Pod 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.

On this episode of the Last Word on Habs Pod, our fearless hosts discuss a myriad of topics, not all related to their beloved Montreal Canadiens. First, Connor and Johannes discuss how the snow can wreak havoc on your body. Connor recounts yet another outdoor hockey story that leads into Johannes' go-to beer.

Getting back to the disappointment that is the Habs season, our hosts reflect on the Canadiens 4-1 win over Ottawa Super Bowl Sunday and the 5-3 loss to the Flyers in Philadelphia on February 8th. The conversation shifts to the fine line the Habs need to walk to be successful in the NHL and how this season is reflection them not being able to walk that line.

The conversation then shifts to the returning (for a second time) P.K. Subban. The hosts relive the trade (only a little, promise) and discuss an article Connor wrote about not getting over it. Our intrepid hosts then discuss the New York Rangers press release that took the hockey world by storm last week. Johannes then proves himself an ultimate insider by obtaining a copy of the Montreal Canadiens working draft of a press release about the state of the franchise (and club 1909).

All this and hopeless Habs fans, Subban memories, Las Vegas bachelor parties and much much more!

Listen in!

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 15 Rundown

Intro/snow/outdoor hockey (00:00 - 4:42)

Habs week that was ( 4:43 - 11:30)

Fine Margins for success (11:31 - 17:24)

P.K. Subban (17:25 - 32:48)

Rangers Letter/Habs working draft (33:49 - 45:18)

Hopeless Habs fans (45:18 - 48:45)

Reasons to watch the Habs (48:46 - 50:15)

Rangers letter redux/Being honest with the fans (50:16 - 101:17)

Week ahead/Subban memories/Vegas (101:18 - 108:14)

Sign off (108:15 - 109:51)

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 23): Super Bowl 52 Recap! Plus an NFL Free Agency Preview

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic breaks down Super Bowl 52. He also dives into the potential landing spots for Kirk Cousins, wonders what’s next for Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, and discusses why the Zach Ertz play was different from the infamous Dez Bryant play. Enjoy the show and join us on March 10th for the following episode!

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OTPP: Marc-Andre Fleury, Alexandre Burrows, Al Montoya, and Mike Zigomanis

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 at the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere.

Marc-Andre Fleury, Alexandre Burrows, Al Montoya, and Mike Zigomanis Go On The Power Play

News broke just before we recorded that Alexandre Burrows would be getting a 10-game suspension for his actions against Taylor Hall. Is this lengthy suspension deserved? Will it provide an opportunity for the Ottawa Senators to give some playing time for their youth? Are the Sens running things the right way? Should they call-up more of their young prospects?

The boys also look at Marc-Andre Fleury's return to Pittsburgh. The organization and the fans treated Fleury like a Pittsburgh legend, and he deserved it. Is he missed on this year's Penguins team? Will his number be retired after his career? What do we remember most about his time with the team?

We also saw Al Montoya denying a quote to Ryan Rishaug in a post-game press conference. What led to the situation and how do we feel about Montoya and Rishaug's actions here?

Mike Fisher has returned to the Nashville Predators. What does his addition mean for the team? Can they win the Stanley Cup? What else will they add at the NHL Trade Deadline?

Lastly, Ben turns into a law nerd, and explains Mike Zigomanis' recent court case in the Ontario Court of Appeal, and why he won a decision over Frank D'Angelo and his Cheetah Energy Drink. While Colton is surprised to learn that there are naked pictures of Mike Zigomanis available on the internet and begins frantically searching for them. This causes us to end the show.

 

All that and more as we go On the Power Play.

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Last Word On Habs Pod Episode 14: Trade Deadline and Beyond

The Last Word on Habs Pod 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 14: Trade Deadline and Beyond

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

Fresh off their own All-Star break, Connor and Johannes discuss their feelings on the NHL All-Star game and the NHL schedule. They look ahead to the NHL trade deadline and what the Habs should do, specifically Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec. Our hosts then talk about Marc Bergevin and what an honest Bergevin press conference might sound like. They discuss the need for a VP of Hockey Ops and who the Habs should (or should not) look at to fill the role. They take a look back at the Habs week that was and the Habs week to come. Saturday night P.K. Subban returns to the Bell Centre, how might the fans react his second time through. In the wake of Colton Parayko's hit on Paul Byron, where is the Habs Character?

The podcast wraps up with Connor and Johannes outlining three things they want to see from the Habs for the rest of the season. Then they give their fearless (and very wrong) Super Bowl predictions. Also, hear what is probably on the top of every four-year-old boy's bucket list.

Be sure to listen in!

 

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 14 Rundown

Intro's and pond hockey talk (00:00 - 4:27)

All-Star game thoughts and memories and the NHL schedule (4:27 - 11:05)

Creating a bidding war for Max Pacioretty (11:05 - 18:30)

What to do with Plekanec? (18:30 - 24:20)

Honest Marc Bergevin press conference (24:20 - 34:00)

VP Hockey Ops (34:00 - 43:52)

Write for us Last Work on Hockey (41:08 - 41:44)

The week that was and trade talk redux (43:52 - 51:52)

Look ahead/P.K. Subban returns and character (51:52 - 57:47)

Three things we want to see (57:47 - 105:30)

Super Bowl Predictions (105:30 - 109:28)

Sign off (109:28 - 109:40)

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.

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 22): Super Bowl 52 Preview! Plus Why Tom Brady Might Retire Sooner than He Says

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into all things Super Bowl 52. He also breaks down the Brady v. Jordan debate, examines how much of an impact Rob Gronkowski could have on the game, and discusses why this is Nick Foles’ final stand. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 21): NFL Seasonal Awards! Plus a Complete Breakdown of Championship Weekend

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL end-of-year awards. He also breaks down why the Jags collapse was predictable, credits the Eagles defense for their dominant victory, and briefly examines the quarterback predicament the Vikings now find themselves in. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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OTPP: Lebreton Flats, Erik Karlsson, Chronic Fatigued Carey Price 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: Lebreton Flats, Erik Karlsson, Chronic Fatigued Carey Price and More

The big news of the week comes out of Ottawa. The Lebreton Flats project appears to be moving forward, and the NCC will have their announcement on Thursday. What does this mean for the Ottawa Senators? Can Eugene Melnyk finance the arena? After Pierre Dorion's comments, will Erik Karlsson still be a Senator when it happens?

In other arena news, the New York Islanders could play some games at their old home, Nassau Coliseum, while they wait for their new rink in Belmont Park. What does this mean for fans? How will ticket packages and transportation work? Could the Isles do some other throwbacks?

Meanwhile, reports indicate that Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price was suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome earlier this year? What does this mean for the soon-to-be $10.5 million man? How did the Canadiens handle it?

The Vegas Golden Knights were first overall in the NHL for a brief time earlier this week. Does this change the team's plan to build for the future? What should they do at the NHL Trade Deadline? How Soon is Now?

Could the unthinkable happen? Can the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks both miss the playoffs? We break down their playoff chances.

Can the Colorado Avalanche make the playoffs? What went right in their ten-game win streak? Is Nathan MacKinnon a Hart Trophy candidate? How does this team's future look?

All that and more, as we go On the Power Play.

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Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 13

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 13 (Grieving A Lost Season)

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

This week, Connor and Johannes discuss the Habs disastrous five games in eight nights that all but sealed their season. Max Pacioretty has found his scoring touch, but it's too late to help the Habs this season. Because we know you love hearing our voices, there is no guest again this week. Our hosts discuss what the Habs should look to do at the trade deadline and beyond. Should the Habs move on from Max Pacioretty? Is anyone else on the roster safe? Johannes and Connor discuss the job Marc Bergevin has been doing (again) and how it might set the Habs back for years to come. Dealing with a lost season can be difficult, but Johannes and Connor are here to guide you through the stages of grief, so listen in!

 

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 10 Rundown

Introduction, weather talk (00:18 - 1:11)

Habs week that was (1:11 - 6:17)

How will fans deal with a lost season? (6:17 - 11:50)

Habs in the Draft (11:50 - 13:20)

Max Pacioretty/Habs trade rumours (13:20 - 21:33)

Marc Bergevin (21:33 - 25:16)

Habs at the trade deadline (25:16 - 31:45)

Habs contracts (31:45 - 34:40)

Trade talk pt. 2 (34:40 - 39:19)

Grieving the Habs season (39:19 - 50:35)

Is Bergevin the man to turn it around? (50:35 - 52:30)

Shut Weber down? (52:30 - 53:35)

Super Bowl talk (53:35 - 55:20)

Upcoming work/Habs prospects (55:20 - 57:22)

Write for us: Last Word on Hockey (57:22 - 57:57)

Goodbye and Sign off (57:57 - 59:12)

 

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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