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Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Season Wrap-Up

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 - Episode 20 Montreal Canadiens Season Wrap-Up

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

Connor and Johannes return for the season finale of the Last Word on Habs Pod. This episode, our hosts discuss and dissect the end of season press conference held by Marc Bergevin and Geoff Molson. Johannes wonders if Molson's more prominent role in the press conference means Bergevin is on his last life as Habs general manager. Connor thinks the Habs 'attitude' problem starts at the top.

Then our hosts turn to more introspective questions, such as what was it like covering the Montreal Canadiens during such a down season. Then Connor and Johannes figure out how likely a John Tavares singing in Montreal is. Johannes is optimistic (at least more so than Connor) about Tavares. What is the worst Habs team either host remembers watching? Will Max Pacioretty still be on the Canadiens come October? Can Bergevin turn it around?

All this and Johannes' travel plans, a quick Playoff preview and much more!

Tune in!

As this is the season finale of the Last Word on Habs Pod, both Johannes and Connor would like to thank our listeners (loyal and casual) for tuning in. With the Habs out of the playoffs, the pod will be on hiatus, most likely until after the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Please be assured that The Pod will be coming back! To keep up-to-date with Connor and Johannes' opinions and views (and when the Pod will be back) be sure to follow them on twitter (see the bottom of the article for their handles).

THANK YOU!

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 20 Rundown

Intro (00:00 - 01:50)

Bergevin/Molson Press conference (01:50 - 28:40)

What was it like covering the Habs this year (28:40 - 34:50)

Worst Habs team (34:50 - 43:10)

Will Tavares sign in Montreal (43:10 - 51:48)

Is Max Pacioretty on the Habs next year (51:48 - 104:00)

How can Bergevin turn it around (104:00 - 119:00)

Season one Wrap-up/NHL Playoffs/West Coast viewing/Final Thoughts (119:00 - 127:27)

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.

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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Soccer 2 the MAX: USWNT Big Win Over Mexico, Zlatan Lights Up MLS, Bio-Banding?

On this episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and Rachael McKriger discuss and break down the U.S. Women's National Team 4-1 victory over Mexico. How did the USWNT play with some of its major players out with injury and also on the bench? Should Alyssa Naeher start the next game after her big gaf? How much more awesome can Alex Morgan get? Rachael gets super excited about seeing Ashley Hatch play. Plus what to expect in the second game on Sunday as well. 

After that, the trio tries to figure out what the heck is Bio-Banding. Should this be used more than the chronological order system? Is this really going to work in helping find later maturing players? 

Finally, they talk the Major League Soccer action from last weekend and how Zlatan Ibrahimovic just announced his presence in MLS by just being Zlatan.

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Last Word SC: Zlatan? Zlatan. Zlatan!

What's up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, Dan, Matt, and Robert are running free without Matt Pollard to hold them back. We've renamed the podcast Zlatan Radio. The guys talk about the week of results in CONCACAF Champions League, the bonkers weekend in MLS action (including Zlatan and the LA Galaxy beating Los Angeles FC), and much more. Enjoy! Zlatan? Zlatan. Zlatan!

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OTPP: Vancouver Canucks Sedin Retirement, Erik Karlsson’s Last Game with Ottawa Senators

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.

Vancouver Canucks Sedin Retirement

Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin have officially announced their retirement. We look back on their career, talk about what they mean to the franchise, and their hall of fame chances, and their place in Vancouver Canucks history. The boys also discuss the 1999 NHL Draft and the moves that made them Canucks. Could someone pull off such a series of moves today?

Erik Karlsson's Last Game with the Ottawa Senators

Defenceman Erik Karlsson may have played his last game with the Ottawa Senators. He certainly felt the need to grab a souvenir. What does this action mean? Is there any way he is back in Ottawa next year? Why is he leaving? How should Sens fans feel?

Hart Trophy

Can Connor McDavid win the Hart Trophy without making the playoffs? Who else deserves the award? How great has Taylor Hall's season been? What about Nathan MacKinnon? Claude Giroux? Anze Kopitar?

Playoff Races Heat Up

The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning battle for the Atlantic Division crown. Who will take it? Can the Toronto Maple Leafs beat either team in the playoffs? What happened out west with the Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames collapse?

All this and more as we go on the power play.

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Soccer 2 the MAX: USMNT Defeat Paraguay, Christen Press Goes to Sweden

On this episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and Rachael McKriger discuss and breakdown the USMNT 1-0 victory against Paraguay. The trio discuss who stood out from the young crop of players at each position. They also talk who maybe didn't have their best game, why that is, and also bring up the team's play in general. 

After that, they move on to discuss the first week of the National Women's Soccer League season. How did Houston in Vera Pauw's first game as head coach? Can you take much out of a game where Chicago was missing many players and still managed a draw? What about the young Washington Spirit? Was it too much Megan Rapinoe? Plus, the controversy in Orlando, and North Carolina getting some revenge. They also talk Christen Press finally deciding her playing fate for the season as well. 

After that, they move things to Major League Soccer discussing results from the weekend. The MLS Miami stadium problem rises again, and more.

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Last Word SC: USMNT Paraguay Recap and El Trafico

What's up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, Matt and Dan recap the USMNT Paraguay game. We talk about the win, individual performances, and what it means for the players and the squad going forward. We then dive into El Trafico and the weekend of MLS fixtures. 

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Soccer 2 the MAX: 2018 NWSL Season Preview Part 2, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Finally to LA Galaxy

On this episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and Rachael McKriger discuss the big news that finally Zlatan Ibrahimovic is signing with the Los Angeles Galaxy. What does this mean for the Major League Soccer, the team, and for Zlatan himself? The crew try to answer all of those pondering questions. 

Then, they breakdown the U.S. Women's National Team selection for the two friendlies in April against Mexico. How big a deal is it that Christen Press is not selected? Is she being punished? Or is this really about her not playing? 

Finally, they finish out their 2018 NWSL Season Preview by discussing the other five squads. Chicago Red Stars, Seattle Reign FC, Orlando Pride, North Carolina Courage, and the 2017 champions, Portland Thorns.

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Soccer 2 the MAX: 2018 NWSL Season Preview Part 1, USMNT Squad Against Paraguay, Freddy Adu

On this episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins and Rachael McKriger get everyone ready for the National Women's Soccer League season. 

*We do apologize for a tech issue that plagues the show. Sean has a little static that you can hear after he talks. However, Erik and Rachael sound fine. *

However, first, they go over Major League Soccer Week 3 results. Who's surprising so far in the young season? And who's disappointing this early? 

There's also discussion on Freddy Adu playing soccer again for the Las Vegas Lights FC. The 23 cities named in the united bid for the 2026 World Cup. As well as, the U.S. Men's National Team squad against Paraguay has also been named. Featuring several uncapped players and a mostly young roster. What does the trio think of the roster? 

Finally, Rachael and Sean go through the first four teams in their 2018 NWSL Season Preview. They cover Houston Dash, which features the latest in the Christen Press drama. Washington Spirit, Utah Royals, and Sky Blue FC.

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Last Word SC: USMNT March Roster

What's up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, we break down the USMNT March roster and the international friendly against Paraguay. In the Round Table, we've got some out of the box Rapid Fire topics and several Pick 'Ems. 

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OTPP: NHL GM Meetings, Carolina Hurricanes GM Search, College and CHL Playoffs

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.

NHL GM Meetings

The boys discuss the NHL's proposed changes to the goalie interference rule. Is this a solution for the league's most controversial issues? They also look at the lack of changes to the off-side challenge rule. Has the NHL made the right call? Should the Vegas Golden Knights be exempt from a Seattle expansion draft? How will the rising salary cap effect the NHL?

Carolina Hurricanes GM Search

The Carolina Hurricanes let go general manager Ron Francis. Who will replace him, and why have the best candidates pulled out of the race? Will Tom Dundon's plan to build the team work?

Columbus Blue Jackets Hot Streak

The Blue Jackets have won nine in a row, led by the strong play of forward Artemi Panarin and defenceman Seth Jones. What is going right for the Jackets, and what does this mean for the team? Can they ride the play into a first playoff series win?

College Playoffs

The Boys look at the regionals for the Frozen Four and make their predictions for the National Championship tournament. What team was snubbed from a number one seed? Who are the players to watch?

CHL Playoffs

The boys go league by league in predicting intriguing first-round playoff match-ups, looking at the strongest teams in the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL, and making predictions on who will make it to the Memorial Cup. 

Tankathon

Ben and Colton go inside the race for Rasmus Dahlin. The Vancouver Canucks have completely fallen apart without their stellar rookie Brock Boeser, while the Arizona Coyotes are playing their best hockey in several years. Who finishes last in the NHL?

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