Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Grasping at Straws

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 01: Montreal Canadiens right wing Nick Suzuki (14) steps on the stick of Boston Bruins winger Chris Wagner (14) during a game between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens on December 1, 2019, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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 Grasping at Straws

It’s an angry and somber edition of the pod this week. After eight loses in a row, the guys have had just about enough. Things flow a bit differently as reliving the past week was just too painful.

Instead, the guys examine the Montreal Canadiens as a whole. First, the guys look at Claude Julien and see what he can do to help turn things around. Johannes and Connor think Julien might need to scale back his coaching style. They also agree that Julien’s system is not working well with this group, perhaps its time for a system the players can thrive in (especially on defence).

Then the players get put under the microscope. A lot of players are underperforming. Jeff Petry had a rough week. Max Domi has also struggled recently. While there are some nice pieces on the roster, it seems that their overall lack of size is catching up with them.

Finally, the guys dig in on their favorite topic, Marc Bergevin. They look at all aspects of the GM. His trading style, team philosophy, and, systems.

All this and winners and losers, Habs call up, potential trade targets and much, much more.

TUNE IN!

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 fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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