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Last Word on Habs Pod: Montreal Canadiens COVID Vacation
It’s been a big week for the Habs. Big in spite of having all their games canceled due to COVID protocol. That was the first big news of the week for the Canadiens and the NHL. The Habs had their big three-game set against the Edmonton Oilers and their game against the Ottawa Senators postponed. So far things have not progressed any more since the initial news that two players were positive for the virus.
As if this wasn’t enough big news, the NHL had a fire to put out. Senior referee Tim Peel was caught on a hot mic saying something everyone already knows. He was caught saying he was looking to make a call against the Nashville Predators to make up for an earlier call. It was quite shocking to actually hear it said, even if NHL officiating in general shows the fans that’s how they operate. The fallout was interesting, to say the least.
Not to be outdone, Habs GM Marc Bergevin made some moves this week, including making a trade for Eric Staal. Staal was one of the bigger names being made available so it was a bit shocking to see Bergevin make the move. Then again, the price was quite favorable, and to make it work with the cap, he got the Buffalo Sabres to retain some salary. He followed that up by signing top prospect Cole Caufield to an ELC. The question becomes: are the Habs done? One this is for sure, nobody can take Bergevin at his word.
All this and Johannes’ hockey school stories, Marc Bergevin‘s believability, and much much more.
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 fan, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on Twitter @Connor_Lapalme.