Locked On Canadiens - Daily Podcast o...

Locked On Canadiens is a daily podcast covering the Montreal Canadiens, for Habs fans everywhere. Scott Matla and Laura Saba bring you daily Canadiens news, commentary, opinions, trivia and more. Whether you're in Montreal or following your beloved Habs from afar, we, along with a variety of guests, will have your fix every day. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your team. Every day.

Episode 646 - Montreal Canadiens Draft thoughts...
With the NHL Draft one week away, the Montreal Canadiens currently have 14 picks with which to select the next players of this rebuilding team. We talk to one of our most-requested guests, David St Louis of Elite Prospects, about what players might be available to the Habs at 26th or at 33rd.
26 min
Episode 646 - Artturi Lehkonen is a Stanley Cup...
Scott and Laura discuss the new Stanley Cup Champions, rebuilding lessons, and Hockey Hall of Fame snubs!
28 min
Episode 645 - Montreal Canadiens mailbag: Luke ...
The Montreal Canadiens seem set to lost two of their coaching staff with Luke Richardson reportedly becoming the Chicago Blackhawks' next head coach and Sean Burke leaving the Habs to become Director of Goaltending for the Vegas Golden Knights. We talk about their impact on the team before moving on to the mailbag questions, covering topics such as: who plays on the first line with Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield next year? What would an all-Muppet starting lineup look like? Why are we forgetting Ryan Poehling in the conversation? and more.
30 min
BONUS EPISODE: NHL Prospects 2022: Draft-eligib...
On this special bonus episode of Locked On Canadiens, we talk to WHL Victoria Royals defenseman Wyatt Wilson about his two way game, hoping to get drafted by the NHL in July, how he plans to give back to the community if he makes the NHL and has a successful career, and more.
19 min
Episode 644 - Chasing down an NHL dream w/ Chas...
2022 NHL Draft-eligible Chase Coward joins the show to discuss his unique mantra, and his path to Draft Day in Montreal!
26 min
Episode 643 - The view on Kaiden Guhle from Edm...
In this special crossover episode with Locked On Oilers, Brett Holden gives us the inside scoop on Kaiden Guhle's still-ongoing season with the Edmonton Oil Kings.
29 min
Episode 642 - Montreal Canadiens NHL Draft 2022...
Scott and Laura examine how the Canadiens might alter their draft plans depending on who they select at first overall.
28 min
Episode 641 - Cole Caufield season review, Hock...
After thoughts on the Hockey Canada hearing, we discuss our Montreal Canadiens player season review of Cole Caufield, followed by a discussion of the criticism that former Habs captain Shea Weber has received now that he has been traded out of Montreal.
30 min
Episode 640 - Who's your daddy, Montreal?
Scott and Laura discuss the arrival of Evgenii Dadonov, and finish up listener questions in an extend mailbag!
37 min
Montreal Canadiens trade Shea Weber to Vegas Go...
With Shea Weber unlikely to ever play in the NHL again, the Montreal Canadiens traded his contract to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for Evgenii Dadonov. We talk about our instant reaction to the news and what Shea Weber meant to the Montreal market.
32 min
Episode 638 - Did Kent Hughes fleece Joe Sakic ...
The Rocket run is at an end, Kent Hughes pulled off some trade magic and more!
27 min
Episode 637 - Montreal Canadiens sign Otto Lesk...
The Montreal Canadiens continue with their offseason moves by signing defenseman Otto Leskinen and we discuss what this means for the Laval Rocket as well as the Habs.
33 min
Episode 636 - Discussing the top prospects of t...
Locked on Canadiens and Locked on Flyers join forces again to dissect the 2022 NHL Draft's top prospects!
31 min
Episode 635 - Montreal Canadiens NHL Draft Comb...
As we get closer to the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal, Locked On Flyers hosts Russ Cohen and Rachel Donner join us to give us tidbits from the Draft Combine in Buffalo, particularly as it pertains to the Canadiens.
30 min
Episode 634 - Is Luke Richardson leaving the Mo...
Scott welcomes Ian Boisvert to talk potential Habs' coaching changes, and answer questions in the Friday Mailbag!
35 min
Episode 633 - Montreal Canadiens Joshua Roy Lav...
Montreal Canadiens prospect Joshua Roy made his AHL debut with the Laval Rocket in their 6-3 loss to the Springfield Thunderbirds. Brett Kulak did not rule out coming back to Montreal. Can Brendan Gallagher Bounce back, and should the Canadiens inquire about Jesse Puljujarvi?
31 min
Episode 632 - The Montreal Canadiens hire Marie...
Montreal makes their biggest move of the off-season hiring Marie-Philip Poulin, and Joshua Roy appears set to join the Rocket lineup!
30 min
Episode 631 - Montreal Canadiens re-sign Chris ...
The Montreal Canadiens have signed defenseman Chris Wideman to a 2-year contract extension, and we discuss what it means for the Habs' own timeline for their rebuild. We also discuss two hot topics in the Canadiens fanbase: what would it take to trade for the 2nd overall pick from the New Jersey Devils so that the Habs can get both Shane Wright AND Juraj Slafkovsky? And how difficult will it be to trade Shea Weber's contract to another NHL team?
29 min
Episode 630 - Carey Price wins the Masterton, t...
Carey Price adds another trophy to his cabinet, the Habs had an interesting NHL Combine, and a Rocket recap!
29 min
Episode 629 - Montreal Canadiens Mailbag: Habs ...
We start with the Laval Rocket and the 3 keys to their series against the Springfield Thunderbirds, which starts this weekend. We then discuss a few listener submitted hypothetical trade proposals.
32 min
Episode 628 - Montreal Canadiens sign head coac...
The Montreal Canadiens have signed Martin St. Louis as head coach for the next 3 seasons, and we talk about what this means for the Habs and his plans for helping to build a winning culture in Montreal.
27 min
Episode 627 - Analyzing the Canadiens prospect ...
Scott and Laura welcome Byron Bader to the show to discuss his prospect work, and where the Canadiens land in his model!
30 min
Episode 626 - Montreal Canadiens Draft talk wit...
As the Montreal Canadiens gear up to make their selections in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, we wanted to get more insight into the prospects currently in the general radar of the Habs community.
33 min
Episode 625 - Montreal Canadiens to meet with S...
Scott and Laura discuss Shane Wright meeting Kent Hughes, the Laval Rocket roster, and Joel Armia's season review!
28 min
Episode 624 - Can Montreal trade up to 2nd over...
Scott recaps his experience at a 3OT hockey game, and the Friday Mailbag!
32 min
Episode 623 - What can the Montreal Canadiens d...
Scouching joins the show again to discuss the Habs' draft philosophy, risky picks, and potential sleepers in this year's NHL Draft!
31 min
Episode 622 - Analyzing the Wright vs. Slafkovs...
Scott and Laura welcome Will Scouch(@Scouching) to the show to discuss Shane Wright, Juraj Slafkovsky and more!
30 min
Episode 621 - Laval Rocket AHL Playoff Update: ...
We talk about why Laval has been so good, and particularly single out Cayden Primeau, Danick Martel, Alex Belzile, and Gabriel Bourque as some of the reasons why the team has been so hard to play against in this series as it shifts to Rochester.
28 min
Episode 620 - Galaxy Braining the Montreal Cana...
Breaking down further NHL playoff insanity, more Shane Wright analysis, and a listener idea for the Canadiens summer.
29 min
Episode 619 - Montreal Canadiens Friday Mailbag...
It's time for the Friday Mailbag, and the hosts also discuss an insane opening game to the Battle of Alberta.
29 min
Episode 618 - Montreal Canadiens future: Laval ...
With the Montreal Canadiens quiet over the last few days, we take the opportunity to catch up on the Laval Rocket and discuss how they have won a playoff series for the first time in their existence and are through to the North Division Finals in the AHL Calder Cup playoffs.
29 min
Episode 617 - Montreal Canadiens QMJHL Prospect...
Montreal Canadiens QMJHL Prospect update with Matt Drake: Joshua Roy, Riley Kidney, Xavier Simoneau, Riley Kidney. Plus: who from the Q should the Canadiens draft?
28 min
Episode 616 - Toronto loses in the first round ...
The hosts discuss the first round finishing up, how it impacts the Habs, and the lunacy surrounding Shane Wright hot takes.
30 min
Episode 615 - Laval Rocket beat Syracuse Crunch...
Would the Montreal Canadiens trade the first overall pick, or try to obtain another top 10 pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft?
32 min
Episode 614 - With Shane Wright, the future is ...
The Montreal Canadiens are likely to pick Shane Wright of the Kingston Frontenacs first overall at the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, and the future is bright. How will he fit into the Habs' plans? How will they develop him and where can he play? How does this change the short term and long term plans for Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton? And why are players who play at the centre position so highly coveted and highly touted? Andrew Berkshire of SDPN joins us to break it all down.
27 min
Additional Bonus Content - NHL Draft Lottery Re...
Additional bonus content: Shortly after the NHL Draft Lottery results were announced, Laura Saba of Locked On Canadiens sat down with Russ Cohen of Locked On Flyers, Erica Lindsay Ayala of Locked On Kraken, and Robyn Leaño of Locked On Coyotes to discuss the lottery results and how our respective teams fared and what they are likely to do with their picks.
35 min
Bonus Episode - Montreal Canadiens win 2022 NHL...
A special bonus episode chronicling our live reaction to the fact that the Montreal Canadiens will likely be picking Shane Wright 1st overall in the 2022 NHL Draft.
24 min
Episode 613 - Are we wrong about David Savard, ...
Special guest Andrew Berkshire of SDPN joins Laura to discuss whether the narratives surrounding David Savard, Jonathan Drouin, and Josh Anderson are valid.
33 min
Episode 612 - Montreal Canadiens player review:...
Can Montreal Canadiens goalie prospect Cayden Primeau elevate his game to become a true NHL starting goaltender and replace Carey Price in the Habs net? Will Samuel Montembeault be re-signed by Kent Hughes, and what is his ceiling in the NHL?
37 min
Episode 611 - Montreal Canadiens free agency pl...
What will the Montreal Canadiens do in free agency this year, based on comments from Kent Hughes? Alexander Romanov has had an interesting season for the Habs, and we discuss his development and deployment over the course of this year and project his ceiling. This episode features special guest Ian Boisvert of The Build podcast and Rabid Habs.
34 min
Episode 610 - A special Friday Mailbag with @Ha...
Friend of the show Mike Obrand aka @HabsLaughs joins the show!
36 min
Episode 609 - Canadiens sign Riley Kidney, Chri...
The Montreal Canadiens have signed Riley Kidney to an entry level contract, the Habs need to figure out a contingency plan for their goaltending if Carey Price does not return, Emil Heineman is skating with the Laval Rocket in a no-contact jersey, and we discuss Chris Wideman's season in review.
27 min
Episode 608 - Reviewing Josh Anderson and Chris...
Scott and Laura kick off their season review series by looking at the play of Josh Anderson and Christian Dvorak.
29 min
Episode 607 - Montreal Canadiens Season Review:...
With the Montreal Canadiens season over, we cover some highlights and some lowlights of the season in our 3 Up and 3 Down.
30 min
Episode 606 - Has Carey Price played his last g...
Montreal ended their season on a high note, but questions still linger about the future of star goalie Carey Price.
31 min
Episode 605 - Predictions on next season's Mont...
Will Jonathan Drouin still be a Montreal Canadien next season, and will the Habs keep Ryan Poehling, Rem Pitlick, Samuel Montembeault, Alexander Romanov, and others around next season as they head into a rebuild? Plus, is Carey Price going to start the last game of the season? In this week's Habs mailbag, we get a variety of questions including who will be the Canadiens captain next season?
28 min
Episode 604 - Montreal clinches last place desp...
When the Habs needed a loss, they got a win on the back of a two goal showing from Jeff Petry, and somehow still clinched last place.
27 min
Episode 603 - Carey Price update, and what if t...
Carey Price is travelling to New York with the Montreal Canadiens for an evaluation on his knee and we discuss what that might mean, and then we talk about what happens if the Habs do not win the first overall pick in the lottery for the 2022 NHL Entry draft.
32 min
Episode 602 - The NHL has a serious officiating...
Scott and Laura discuss the massive display of officiating incompetence from this weekend, and also look at the Laval Rocket clinching a playoff berth plus Carey Price news!
28 min
Episode 601 - The Guy Lafleur tribute at the Ca...
On today's episode we talk about the tribute to Guy Lafleur that the Canadiens put together before the Habs - Bruins game, and then we have our weekly 3 Up and 3 Down segment.
30 min
Bonus Episode -Reflecting on the legacy of Mont...
Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens legend has passed away. In this special bonus episode, we reflect on the legacy he leaves behind and try to contextualize this loss and what it means to the Habs, the city of Montreal the province of Quebec, the NHL, and hockey as a whole.
9 min
Episode 600 - They're going to win a game for C...
Inside a landmark 600th show the hosts discuss a disappointing loss to the Flyers, Carey Price and the Friday Mailbag!
31 min
Episode 599 - Montreal Canadiens NHL Draft Lott...
The NHL has announced the NHL Draft Lottery is taking place on May 10 and we discuss the Montreal Canadiens' odds of getting the first overall pick and drafting Shane Wright.
28 min
Episode 598 - Moving Shea Weber's contract, and...
Scott and Laura recap Tuesday's game, discuss Shea Weber's contract, and for the love of Saku, leave Carey Price alone.
30 min
Episode 597 - Carey Price's future in the NHL, ...
On today's episode, we discuss Carey Price's longterm future with the Montreal Canadiens based on comments he has made to the media of late. We recap the Laval Rocket's loss to the Belleville Senators and talk about how it impacts their push for the Calder Cup playoffs. We touch on Cayden's Primeau's play of late and how his future with the Habs might shape up. We also discuss Michael Pezzetta's two game suspension for an illegal check to the head of TJ Oshie, and notes for the Habs' game against the Minnesota Wild.
28 min
Episode 596 - Carey Price returns as the Shane ...
The Habs got a huge moral boost as Carey Price returned to the lineup, but it wasn't enough to avoid two tough loss over the weekend. The hosts have their reactions and this week's 3 Up, 3 Down!
30 min
Episode 595 - How the AHL season is paving the ...
Scott welcomes Ian Boisvert to discuss this year's Laval Rocket and answer listener questions in the Friday Mailbag!
33 min
Episode 594 - Habs lose a stinker in Columbus, ...
Montreal played an ugly game in Columbus and both hosts are fed up with the idea of losing like that for the rest of the season.
26 min
Episode 593 - Canadiens injury updates: is Pric...
Today we answer a few listener requests after discussing the Habs injury updates. We choose our NHL playoff bandwagon teams in both conferences. Many listeners have asked us to discuss our thoughts on Logan Mailloux's on-ice upside and we share our thoughts on his on-ice potential.
27 min
Episode 592 - Montreal Canadiens jettisoned whi...
We contrast the disappointing Habs loss to the Jets with the satisfying Rocket win against Belleville and discuss what we hope to see from both teams. Plus, major news in the playoff push elsewhere around the league.
27 min
Episode 591 - Habs-Leafs recap, Cayden Primeau ...
Jake Allen was injured in the Montreal Canadiens' loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs and so we discuss the impact of calling Cayden Primeau up on both the goalie and the Laval Rocket's playoff push in the AHL.
29 min
Episode 590 - Habs wallop the Devils, what's ne...
The hosts recap a wild win in New Jersey, and answer listener questions in the Friday Mailbag!
31 min
Episode 589 - Carey Price nearing return, Marti...
Carey Price is travelling with the Montreal Canadiens to New Jersey, meaning he is getting closer to returning to playing for the Habs. We also discuss the Brendan Gallagher comments on Tim Stutzle after Tuesday's loss to the Senators, and whether Martin St Louis will be returning to the Canadiens next year. Plus, will Jayden Struble sign with the Habs this year or return to Northeastern for another year?
27 min
Episode 588 - Montreal Canadiens Rebuild vs Ott...
On today's episode, we compare the Montreal Canadiens' rebuild to the Ottawa Senators rebuild, recap the game between the two teams, and take a look at the Habs defense in terms of identity and prospects.
41 min
Episode 587 - Montreal Canadiens Sign Emil Hein...
The Montreal Canadiens have signed Emil Heineman, and we take a look at what that means for the Habs and the Laval Rocket before moving on to our NHL Awards predictions and a quick look at what went wrong with Mike Hoffman in Montreal.
30 min
Episode 586 - Jordan Harris debuts, Caufield an...
The Canadiens topped the Lightning in a shootout, and several young players impressed once again, and the return of Three Up, Three Down!
27 min
Episode 585 - Montreal Canadiens development go...
Habs mailbag questions this week included what coaching and front office staff the Canadiens need to work on getting next, who Lucas Condotta is, and our favourite players from the PWHPA.
31 min
Episode 584 - Habs sign Joshua Roy, how Cole Ca...
Another prospect signs in Montreal, Cole Caufield is back to being Cole Caufield, and when can we expect Jordan Harris to debut?
28 min
Episode 583 - Habs' Nick Suzuki hits 50 points,...
Nick Suzuki, future captain of the Montreal Canadiens? The Habs lost a difficult game against the Florida Panthers against whom Mike Hoffman struggled but Joel Edmundson excelled.
29 min
Episode 582 - NCAA prospect update, Jordan Harr...
Scott and Laura look in on the Frozen Four and how Habs prospects are faring, plus discussing the idea of summer buyouts in Montreal.
28 min
Episode 581 - Habs topple the Leafs, but come u...
The hosts breakdown another Montreal win over Toronto, and the shootout loss to the Devils before 3 Up, 3 Down!
27 min
Episode 580 - Montreal Canadiens vs Florida Pan...
It's the Friday mailbag! We have lots of questions about the future of the Canadiens defense! Plus, we talk about the Habs game against the Florida Panthers and the team being more resilient under Martin St Louis, and Jake Allen being heroic yet again.
32 min
Episode 579 - Montreal Canadiens prospect talk:...
Russ Cohen of Sportsology.com, a longtime expert on all things hockey and one half of Locked On Flyers, joins us to give us insight on all the prospects in the Habs' system.
32 min
Episode 578 - Trade Deadline winners and losers...
Scott and Laura discuss the Canadiens as they stand after the Trade Deadline, and how they stacked up with the rest of the moves around the NHL.
29 min
Episode 577 - Montreal Canadiens NHL Trade Dead...
We take a look at the Montreal Canadiens’ trade deadline moves and talk about how this affects the future of the team.
32 min
Episode 576 - Montreal crushes Ottawa, is the T...
The Habs dominated the Sens on Saturday night while the NHL continued it's pre-Deadline insanity, is there going to be anyone left to trade on Monday?
29 min
Episode 575 - Canadiens vs Stars recap, goalie ...
What is goalie interference? The Canadiens' overtime loss to the Dallas Stars demonstrated, once again, the problem with the lack of understanding about this rule. Plus: it's Friday! So we answer our weekly Habs mailbag, mostly having to do with the NHL Trade Deadline.
30 min
Episode 574 - Montreal trades Ben Chiarot to th...
The long-awaited Ben Chiarot trade has finally happened, what did the Habs get back in return?
26 min
Episode 573 - Canadiens vs Coyotes recap, lates...
Habs vs Coyotes recap, latest on Ben Chiarot/Artturi Lehkonen trade speculation, should the Habs pursue Ryan Suzuki, Cole Caufield's ceiling
29 min
Episode 572 - The Ben Chiarot market heats up, ...
The Ben Chiarot market is hotter now, but are the Habs also considering adding pieces? What's in store for the rematch with Arizona? Is Auston Matthews suspension justified?
26 min
Episode 571 - Habs weekend wrap-up vs Kraken an...
On today's episode we recap the Montreal Canadiens' two weekend games, against the Seattle Kraken and the Philadelphia Flyers.
29 min
Episode 570 - A Habs weekend preview, what will...
The hosts preview the weekend games and then answer listener questions in the Friday Mailbag!
30 min
Episode 569 - Artturi Lehkonen's trade value, B...
The Habs lost in Vancouver, but that's fine as they continue their march towards the first overall pick, and is the team executing a perfect tank under Martin St. Louis?
27 min
Episode 568 - Aspects of building a good NHL te...
On today's episode, Dylan Waugh of the Habs-statician podcast joins Laura to talk about the effects of the Habs coaching change, and discuss management strategies the Montreal Canadiens could employ as they try to make the team a contender again.
37 min
Episode 567 - How long will it take for the Can...
On today's episode, Ian Boisvert of The Build, a new Habs podcast documenting the new front office as they seek to bring the Canadiens back to Stanley Cup contention, joins Laura to discuss how soon we can expect legitimate greatness from this team.
32 min
Episode 566 - Habs beat Oilers, Injury update, ...
In today's episode, we discuss the Habs beating the Oilers and the bizarre rhythm of the game, how Mike Smith is one of the Oilers' weak spots, Canadiens injury updates, and our weekly 3 Up and 3 Down segment.
29 min
Episode 565 - Ben Chiarot showcases himself in ...
We recap an entertaining game in Calgary, in which multiple players distinguished themselves, and then answer Habs mailbag questions about offseason moves and trades we would like them to make.
30 min
Episode 564 - Habs head to Calgary, what's hold...
The hosts breakdown the upcoming game against the Flames, the slow process of trading Ben Chiarot, and the trade of Michael McNiven.
24 min
Episode 563 - Weird and wild night in Winnipeg
The Montreal Canadiens lost 8-4 to the Winnipeg Jets and we discuss what lessons the Habs can draw form the game to improve going forward.
25 min
Episode 562- Can the Montreal Canadiens be a pl...
The hosts preview the Western Canada road trip, discuss the Canadiens offseason plans for Free Agency, and Three Up, Three Down!
26 min
Episode 561 - Montreal Canadiens Draft Preview ...
Tony Ferrari, Draft Analyst for The Hockey News and Sports Illustrated, joins us for a bullet-point overview of the upcoming NHL Draft and what names might be available where the Habs have picks.
30 min
Episode 560 - Can the Canadiens still tank whil...
Montreal is playing much better hockey as of late, is it going to impact their rebuild?
33 min
Episode 559 - Habs beat Sabres, John Sedgwick p...
Canadiens beat Sabres, John Sedgwick promoted to Habs AGM, Montembeault shutout, Caufield on fire.
27 min
Episode 558 - Previewing the Sabres game, compa...
Can Montreal overcome the Sabres? Is Samuel Montembeault going to be a Hab beyond this year? All this and more inside today's show!
28 min
Episode 557 - Canadiens beat Maple Leafs again,...
In today's episode we recap the Montreal Canadiens' 5-2 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs and discuss the difference in their play since the last time they beat the Leafs.
31 min
Episode 556 - Is Martin St. Louis making the Mo...
Habs win back to back games, the club hires Vincent Lecavalier,and 3 Up, 3 Down!
30 min
Episode 555 - Martin St Louis get his first Can...
In today's episode, we talk about Martin St. Louis' first win as Montreal Canadiens interim head coach, Cole Caufield finding his game all over again, other positives from the Habs game against the Blues, and the general upward trend in their play over the last few games.
31 min
Episode 554 - Is Ben Chiarot on his way to the ...
There's more smoke surrounding a potential Ben Chiarot trade, Kent Hughes updates the Montreal fanbase and more!
29 min
Episode 553 - Tyler Toffoli traded: assessing t...
On today's episode, we discuss the Habs trading Tyler Toffoli to the Calgary Flames and try to assess the return for the Habs.
29 min
Episode 552 - Montreal gets the Hamburglar, Ben...
Kent Hughes finally addresses the goaltending concerns, Ben Chiarot is out with an injury, and Three Up, Three Down!
28 min