Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens Desperation Time

MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 02: Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Bell Centre on January 2, 2020 in Montreal, Canada. The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/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 Desperation Time

It’s a new year and with that comes a fresh new pod for everyone. Connor and Johannes are back to discuss all things Habs, including Marc Bergevin‘s ‘bold’ new acquisitions, but more on that later.

First, the guys discuss the Habs pre and post Christmas road trip (and games). Things got off to a very positive start for the Habs in Western Canada, taking six of eight points before the Christmas break. Unfortunately, the wheels have since fallen off since then. Our boys in Bleu Blanc Rouge have lost five in a row, collecting one point. Things are not looking very good right now.

In the wake of this dip in play, the Habs GM went out and made some typical moves by bringing in Marco Scandella via trade and signing Ilya Kovalchuk to help right the ship. Will these players help? Connor feels uninspired about the moves while Johannes is more positive.

The guys dig deep on trying to figure out what the plans are for the Habs. If this season is going the way it seems, perhaps the Habs should throw in the towel and work towards the future. Either way, the next two weeks will essentially force the Habs hand.

All this and winners and losers, Habs cap space, upcoming free agents, Ask Connor 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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