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 19
The State of the Montreal Canadiens, Andrew Shaw’s Injury, Centre Depth, and More
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This week Connor and Johannes discuss the Habs and Toronto Maple Leafs and what that means right now. They look back at the week that was and wonder why the Habs seem to be giving more effort now in meaningless games rather than when the team still had playoff hopes.
Johannes has a hot take on the Andrew Shaw / Greg Pateryn incident while Connor wonders why almost every clean hit needs to be responded to with fists. Next Johannes asks Connor to pick from a list of free agent centres not named John Tavares. Both hosts agree that Marc Bergevin needs a strong off-season and what that means. Connor and Johannes then go back and forth on if Montreal is a destination for free agents or not.
Our hosts then discuss Geoff Molson’s comments about Bergevin and the state of the Montreal Canadiens. Seeing how results don’t seem to be the criteria the Habs owner uses to determine the effectiveness of the general manager, Johannes wonders what Bergevin has to do to get fired.
With the Habs season lost and the Easter break coming up, Connor and Johannes will only be back after the season for a Habs wrap up and a serious look forward to the draft and free agency.
All this and an update on baby Daniel, more charity hockey and searching for silver linings in this season.
Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 19 Rundown
Intro/Baby Talk/Charity Hockey (00:00 – 05:46)
Habs vs Leafs (05:46 – 10:22)
Holding the Team Accountable (10:22 – 17:00)
Expending effort in Meaningless Games/Shaw-Pateryn Incident (17:00 – 27:50)
Free Agent center’s not named Tavares (and a little Tavares talk) (27:50 – 43:50)
Montreal is not a free agent destination (43:50 – 57:45)
What does Bergevin have to do to get fired? (57:45 – 111:46)
Look Ahead/Sign off (111:46 – 119:13)
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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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