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Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Proving They Belong

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

Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Belong

The Habs and Vegas Golen Knights are tied in their Stanley Cup Semifinal series at 2-2. If anything, the Habs have proved to the hockey world, they are full value for being in this position. The series has been fairly even, and a case could be made that the Habs have carried the play for the most part.

Our hosts break down the first four games and how well the Habs are playing on balance. Still, the series is tied and is now a best of three. The Habs need to keep playing the team game that has worked so well for them so far these playoffs.

Unfortunately, the big story coming out of this series right now is not so much about the hockey but the absolutely atrocious officiating. It's sad that this has to be discussed but it's the NHL's own fault.

All this and COVID issues, Jo's hockey exploits, Quebec holidays and much much more!

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Credits

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 fan, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on Twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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MnM Hockey Podcast - NHL Awards and Round Three Preview

Alex and Chace are back and they have lots to discuss this week. First, the NHL Awards are being announced. The finalists for each award had been announced over the past few weeks. Now, it is time to see who actually wins. Because of the short offseason this year there will be no NHL awards show. Instead, the guys decide to look at their winners now. Alex and Chace go through the big awards including the Hart, Vezina, Norris and more. Giving their finalists, who were in contention and their winner. Including why they feel the NHL got it right or wrong for who was actually nominated.

Finally, they take a look at the semi-finals for the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. Breaking down both matchups and what to expect for each team. Including what needs to go right or wrong for everyone to move on. They also give their predictions on the series final score. 

Last Word on Habs Pod: Ride the Wave

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

Last Word on Habs Pod: Ride the Wave

This week, the guys recap the Habs sweep of the Winnipeg Jets in the North Division Final. Both hosts agree that the Mark Scheifele incident sucked the life out of the Jets. There was no real pushback from the Jets after game one. The guys then have some words about Sheifele's lack of accountability and remorse for his hit.

With the Jets in the rearview, the guys turn their attention to the Vegas Golden Knights. The Stanley Cup Semi-Final (we think that's what it's called) begins Monday at 9 PM in Vegas. The Habs are (again) in though, but there seems to be something about this Habs team that has the guys believing. Johannes and Connor break down how the teams match up to see which team has the advantage. After breaking it down, the guys give their predictions for the series (spoilers, they both have the Habs).

All this and revenge factors, Jeff Petry's health, special teams, the temptations of Las Vegas, and much much more!

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Credits

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 fan, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on Twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

 

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MnM Hockey Podcast - Where Do the Toronto Maple Leafs Go from Here?

Alex and Chace are back, and they decide there is no dancing around the elephant in the room. Right away, they start with the Game 7 and the series collapse for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The guys dissect what happened and what went wrong, as well as how Chace is feeling now. From there, they look at where does this Toronto Maple Leafs roster go from here? Alex thinks the best course of action is to keep the plan, even with all the disappointment.

After, they take a look at the Montreal Canadiens who continue to roll and wonder if they do have a chance in the third round. They also look at the other series and discuss the surprises and expected things from each series. Finally, Alex and Chace break down the Seth Jones rumours and what it means going forward. They also discuss what Jones is at this point in his career and Alex thinks a bad deal will be coming for a team. Join for all that and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast!

The Royal Road: A Hockey Podcast - First Round Review and Jack Eichel

LWOS Toronto Maple Leafs beat writer Oscar Elieff shares his thoughts on the current trends around hockey and the NHL as a whole. Each new episode features a guest host that provides something a little different from the last. Grab a cold drink, grab a seat, and enjoy the breakdown of the latest events going on in hockey. This is The Royal Road: A Hockey Podcast. 

Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Review and Jack Eichel

Today on The Royal Road: A Hockey Podcast, Oscar is joined by Christian Holmes. Christian is the host of A Word. Oscar and Christian are both Leafs writers that used to host the BeLeaf in the Magic Podcast together. For this reunion episode, the boys talk about something that they know all too well: the Leafs losing in the first round. They discuss the positives to come out of the series, the negatives, and what they'd do if they were the Leafs this off-season. 

Next, Christian and Oscar discuss their thoughts on the Mark Scheifele hit. Third, the guys talk about the NHL playoffs so far. The most entertaining series, the most boring series, and who they think is going all the way.

Finally, the two of them talk about the most recent Jack Eichel trade rumours. They discuss which teams could land Jack Eichel and what a Jack Eichel addition could mean to any roster.

Timestamps

0:00 - Introduction

2:50 - Positive Takeaways from the Leafs First Round

12:30 - Negative Takeaways from the Leafs First Round

23:40 - What Should the Leafs do This Off-Season?

31:10 Mark Scheifele Hit

39:30 - Thoughts on the Playoffs

56:30 - Jack Eichel Trade Rumours

1:07:45 - Farewells

Who is Oscar Elieff? Oscar is a hockey fan that has pursued a deeper involvement in sports as a whole. As a student at Brock University for Sport Management, Oscar spends most of his days working with and analyzing the sports industry. From both the commerce and cultural aspects of sport organizations. In his free time Oscar watches, writes about, and talks about the Toronto Maple Leafs, the rest of the NHL, and hockey as a whole. Oscar takes an analytical approach when looking at players and teams. 

Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Sitting Pretty

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

Last Word on Habs Pod: Sitting Pretty

The guys are back to talk about the Habs 2-0 series lead over the Winnipeg Jets. Game one played out very much as our hosts predicted. The Jets were a bit rusty and sloppy and the Habs took advantage. The 5-3 scoreline was a bit flattering for the Jets. Still, the game was overshadowed by Mark Scheifele's hit on Jake Evans at the end of the game. Evans is out indefinitely with a concussion while Scheifele has been suspended for four games. Both are big losses to their respective teams.

Needless to say, the fallout was rather ridiculous on social media and in the actual media. Still, there are games to play and the Habs were able to keep their focus and win a tight-checking 1-0 game two. They now return home with an opportunity to close out the series. The Habs have won five games in a row and whatever they are doing, it seems to be working.

All this and lineup changes, feeling confident, the dangers of looking ahead and much much more!

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Credits

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 fan, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on Twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

 

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Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens are Moving On

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

Last Word on Habs Pod: Moving On

The guys come back on a very special episode of the pod to discuss the Habs big game seven win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. While a game seven is always stressful, the guys talk about how it didn't quite feel the same pressure or stress for this one. The feeling was aided by the Leafs lack of urgency in the game, which was surprising.

What was also surprising was the fact the Habs came back from a 3-1 series deficit to knock their rivals out of the playoffs. Surprising and joyous. The game followed several tropes for the Leafs in their game seven disappointments. A bad goal, a lack of urgency, no production from their top players. While a lot of focus will be spent on the Leafs playoff failures, the Habs are moving on to face the well-rested Winnipeg Jets. It will be interesting to see how the Habs change their game plan against the bigger Jets. The guys are both picking the Habs to win then series and game one will be vital. 

All this and lineup decisions, Leafs fans, the Habs playoff schedule and much much more!

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Credits

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 fan, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on Twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Force Game Seven

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

Last Word on Habs Pod: Canadiens Force Game Seven

What a week it's been in Habs land. After splitting the first two games, the Toronto Maple Leafs took games three and four in a decisive fashion. The Habs looked like they were on their way out. However, the Habs then won five and six in overtime to force a game seven.

With the big game coming up, the guys talk about their keys to the game. Both hosts agree the first five or ten minutes will go a long way in determining how the game will go. Connor thinks the longer the Habs are in the game, the more the pressure of past failures will start to weigh on the Leafs. Johannes wonders how real of a thing that is. Either way, a game seven felt like an impossibility a week ago, so let's just ride the wave.

All this and sports psychology, player usage, playoff baggage, and much much more!

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Credits

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 fan, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on Twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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MnM Hockey Podcast -2021 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round One Review and Round Two Preview

Alex and Chace are back with a ton to discuss as round one of the 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs is almost done. They have one more game seven to get through, and Chace is anxious about it. However, they start by looking through all the other series that have wrapped up. Discussing how the series went and where each team had success. They also then spend a good amount of time looking at what is next for the eliminated teams. What went wrong for them? And where do they go from here on out?

Finally, they take a look at tonight's Game 7. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens have had quite the series, and it all comes down to one game. The guys discuss Mitch Marner and the whole overreaction, which is natural for fandom. However, they also talk about what the reaction will be like if Montreal pulls it out and takes the final game. Tune in for all of this and more, with the MnM Hockey Podcast!

Last Week on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Inconsistency

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

Last Week on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Inconsistency

It's been two games into the Habs playoff matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The good news is the series is tied at 1-1. The bad news is some concerning issues from the Habs regular season are seeping into the playoffs.

The Habs took game one, although the big story was a scary injury to Leafs Captain John Tavares. It was a fluke play but Tavares is out for the series with a concussion. Both Connor and Johannes wish Tavares a speedy recovery. Unfortunately, the injury took on a life of its own in some circles of the media. The guys touch on the irresponsibility of some media outlets of tapping into rage culture and trying to create an issue where there was none.

Game two the Leafs came out much better. The Habs did themselves no favors by taking four straight (almost back-to-back) penalties in the second period. There was also a bizarre coaches challenge that further put the Habs on the back foot, especially since it seems like it was Habs GM making the call on the review. The game was also marred by questionable officiating.

All this and Habs roster moves, fixing the power play, long-term plans, game three expectations, and much much more.

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Credits

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 fan, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on Twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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