Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens End the Streak (Again)

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 11: Montreal Canadiens Left Wing Ilya Kovalchuk (17) celebrates his overtime winning goal against the Ottawa Senators with Montreal Canadiens Winger Nick Cousins (21) during the NHL game on Jan. 12, 2020 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Steven Kingsman/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 End the Streak (Again)

This week, Connor and Johannes celebrate the Habs ending their (second) eight-game winless streak. Connor thanks a higher power while Johannes celebrates the guy who ended the streak for the Habs.

Then the guys need to end the celebrating and actually discuss the Habs. More importantly, what their plans should be for the rest of the year. While Marc Bergevin has said he will evaluate the state of the team after the all-star break, nothing is stopping our guys from evaluating the team right now. Connor and Johannes believe the Habs will be sellers at the trade deadline. With the draft being in Montreal, the top prospect being a Quebecois and the Habs desperate search for a Quebec superstar, the stars are almost aligned for the Habs here. Problem is other teams have the jump when it comes to their draft lottery odds.

The guys discuss the draft and how the Habs can get a realistic chance at the first overall pick. There are some interesting ideas. Johannes thinks it might be possible while Connor thinks without the first overall pick, it’s a pipe dream.

The guys then talk about the week to come. Neither is very optimistic about the Habs prospects for the week. While the Habs season is likely over, the Habs will need a strong week if they hope to have a prayer to get into the playoffs.

All this and winners and losers, Ask Connor, Alexis Lafreniere, the Habs plans 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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