Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens at the Break

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 16: Shea Weber #6, Nick Cousins #21, Joel Armia #40, Ilya Kovalchuk #17, and Max Domi #13 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrate after a goal by Kovalchuk in the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on January 16, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/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 at the Break

This week, the guys take stock of the Habs at their All-Star Break bye week. The Habs have been an up and down team all year which has landed them outside the playoffs. The guys debate if the Habs have what it takes to make it to the dance. They also debate if that would be a good thing.

The guys then dig in on the long term plans for the Habs. They discuss Marc Bergevin‘s plan and how likely it is to succeed. Connor thinks that Bergevin is in two lanes which will not lead to much success. Talk then shifts to the draft as Johannes believes the Habs need to make a splash in front of their fans.

The guys then talk about the impact of Ilya Kovalchuk on the team. The Russian sniper has revived his career with the Habs and the guys talk about what the Habs should do with him long term.

All this and winners and losers, the All-Star Game, the week ahead, the trade deadline and much more!

Tune in!

**Programming note, due to some planned travel the guys will not be recording for the next two weeks. Look for the pod to return the week of February 10th.**

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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