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 468 - Trampled by Buffalo
Montreal gets blown out by Buffalo, and Scott has already had enough. Plus a Friday mailbag!
29 min
Episode 467 - Positives to Draw on from the Can...
On today's episode, we discuss the first game of the season, which the Montreal Canadiens dropped to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and then preview the game against the Buffalo Sabres.
25 min
Episode 466 - Nick Suzuki Cashes In
Scott and Laura discuss Nick Suzuki's new contract, what it means, and preview the season opener against Toronto!
25 min
Episode 465 - Canadiens Claim Adam Brooks and S...
On today's episode, we talk about what Adam Brooks will bring to the Canadiens, as well as the Habs opening night roster and the LTIR implications of Carey Price's and Shea Weber's absences.
24 min
Episode 464 - Cole Caufield flinging mashed pot...
It's a special Monday Mailbag episode!
30 min
Episode 463 - Carey Price Takes Leave from the ...
On today's episode, we discuss the news that Carey Price has voluntarily entered the Player Assistance Program and will be away from the Montreal Canadiens for a minimum of 30 days. We also speculate on how the Canadiens regular season start will go as puckdrop approaches.
26 min
Episode 462- Mike Commito and Hockey 365
Author of the Hockey 365 series and LA Kings contributor Mike Commito joins the hosts to talk about his new book!
26 min
Episode 461 - Montembeault's Habs Debut and Poe...
We discuss the preseason game between the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs and Samuel Montembeault's Habs debut. We also debate whether Ryan Poehling will ever crack the NHL roster. Finally, we share thoughts on All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs.
34 min
Episode 460 - Arber Xhekaj, Jake Evans, and do ...
Montreal announced a new signing from training camp, Victor Mete speaks on his new surroundings, and an update on the Robin Lehner situation.
26 min
Episode 459 - Preseason Cuts, Jake Evans Signs,...
On today's episode, we discuss Jake Evans' new contract, the Habs claiming Samuel Montembeault off of waivers, Ryan Poehling's preseason, Cayden Primeau's improvement, and Robin Lehner's allegations that some NHL teams have engaged in medical malpractice.
26 min
Episode 458 - Socks with Sandals
It's the Friday mailbag once more!
30 min
Episode 457 - Line Combination Speculation Season
In today's episode, we discuss the potential deployment of the forward lines, and the possible line combinations the Canadiens may use with the forwards they now have at their disposal. We then answer a question from a listener about who on the team outside of the top 3 lines will make the biggest impact on the season.
26 min
Episode 456 - Olympic Rosters, Kotkaniemi, and ...
The hosts welcome the Athletic's Sean Gentille to the show to cover everything from Jesperi Kotkaniemi, to Jack Eichel, to potential Olympic rosters!
33 min
Episode 455 - An Eventful Preseason Game
We discuss standout performances in the Habs-Leafs preseason game from Josh Anderson, Christian Dvorak, Kaiden Guhle, Jan Mysak, Michael Pezzetta, and more.
20 min
Episode 454 - Sami Niku, the preseason and Josh...
New signings, the first real hockey in months, and much more!
28 min
Episode 453 - Training Camp is Finally Upon Us
It's the Friday mailbag episode! But first we discuss the most important notes from the first couple of days of Habs training camp. Mailbag questions include predictions for Alexander Romanov, Canadiens Halloween costumes, and more.
30 min
Episode 452 - Division Crossover with Locked on...
Scott and Laura break down the Habs whirlwind off-season with the crew from Locked on Panthers!
30 min
Episode 451 - Division Crossover with Locked On...
We get to know one of the Habs' division rivals with Armando Velez of Locked On Florida Panthers, and discuss the division as a whole, in Part 1 of our crossover interview.
30 min
Episode 450 - Cody Yolobef
The hosts discuss more rookie camp happenings, Josh Brook's surgery, and Jonathan Drouin's interview with RDS.
26 min
Episode 449 - Rookie Bleu Blanc et Rouge
We discuss some notes from the Montreal Canadiens Rookie Camp, and discuss expectations for Kaiden Guhle and Mattias Norlinder. Plus: Jesse Ylonen misses the camp, having opted out of getting vaccinated against COVID-19
27 min
Episode 448 - Habs in a Boy Band
It's another fully loaded Friday Mailbag!
38 min
Episode 447 - Man Rosay: the Hottest Hockey Takes
Kyle Demetrius of Locked On Sharks joins us for a hot take-off regarding the upcoming NHL season.
44 min
Episode 446 - Rookie Camp Looms in Montreal
With the rookie training camps starting, who are the hosts looking at the most this upcoming week?
26 min
Episode 445 - Predictions, Guesses, and Karaoke
We answer listener questions about the Laval Rocket, whether the Canadiens will make the playoffs this season and what kind of start we can expect, and which Habs we would do karaoke duets with.
34 min
Episode 444 - The Revenge Aho Sheet with Sara C...
The hosts welcome the Athletic's Sara Civian to the show to talk all about the Kotkaniemi situation, and how it all went down.
33 min
Episode 443 - Kotkaniemi, Dvorak, NHL at the Ol...
We discuss the departure of Jesperi Kotkaniemi via offer sheet, the acquisition of Christian Dvorak and what it means for the Canadiens, and NHL participation at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
34 min
Episode 442 - Carey Price and Shea Weber Pointi...
It's another jam packed Friday Mailbag!
33 min
Episode 441 - Crossover with Locked On Hurrican...
Jared Ellis of Locked On Hurricanes joins us to discuss the Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet from a Carolina Hurricanes fan's perspective, and why offer sheets aren't more common in general.
34 min
Episode 440 - Jesperi Kotkaniemi and the Offer ...
Scott and Laura delve into the entire Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet situation in today's show.
31 min
Episode 439 - Offensive Upsides and Defensive D...
In this week's mailbag episode, we answer questions about which Habs will take a leap forward, what our expectations are for Jake Evans, Arturi Lehkonen, Mike Hoffman, and Mathieu Perreault, and more.
28 min
Episode 438 - Locked on Canadiens Are Fighting
Scott and Laura finally disagree on something and it might just tear the entire podcast apart at the seams!
30 min
Episode 437 - Communication is Key, with Jay Fo...
We talk about the latest news, or lack thereof, on Jack Eichel, and then present Part 2 of our chat with Jay Forster of Locked On Blue Jackets, in which we discuss players knowing their roles and living up to market expectations.
28 min
Episode 436 - Locked on Canadiens North America...
It's another round of the Friday Mailbag!
29 min
Episode 435 - Looking Back on the Domi-Anderson...
Jay Forster of Locked On Blue Jackets joins Laura to talk about ads on NHL jerseys, the Domi-Anderson trade, and more, in part 1 of our sitdown.
33 min
Episode 434 - Calder Caufield
The hosts discuss NHL vaccination news, Cole Caufield for Calder, and are the Canadiens in trouble?
27 min
Episode 433 - Casting a Canadiens Movie
In this week's mailbag, we discuss radical changes we would make if we were the coaching staff of the Montreal Canadiens, how the offseason changes will impact goals for and against, and more. Plus: we try to cast a Montreal Canadiens 2020-2021 season movie, and we would welcome listener participation on that question.
36 min
Episode 432 - How to Build a Successful Roster ...
The hosts are joined by a special guest to help breakdown all the insanity surrounding the salary cap, and how the Canadiens can build a proper contender.
32 min
Episode 431 - Predicting the Futures of the You...
We welcome Ian of Rabid Habs and the Nosebleeds podcast back to the show to discuss the Canadiens' offseason moves and predict the future output and contracts of the Canadiens' young stars.
34 min
Episode 430 - Crumbs of Habs News and Bad Cat Puns
A quick Habs news update, and the Friday Mailbag!
30 min
Episode 429 - Hypothetical, Possible, and Proba...
We have some fun discussing how the Canadiens could fill their giaring roster holes at centre and at defense - we discuss the transaction route, the hypothetical dream scenarios, and promoting from within.
30 min
Episode 428 - Can the Canadiens contend with Ja...
The hosts discuss the future of Jesperi Kotkaniemi, the upcoming season, and would Jack Eichel make the Habs a contender?
26 min
Episode 427 - Canadiens Sign Perreault, and the...
In today's episode we discuss the Canadiens signing Mathieu Perrault to an economical deal. We then move on to answer mailbag questions about the departure of Corey Perry, Geoff Molson's letter following the drafting of Logan Mailloux, the Habs' centre depth going forward, Josh Brook, and more.
35 min
Episode 426 - Montreal's Free Agent Frenzy
The hosts break down the Canadiens busy start to free agency
26 min
Episode 425 - Canadiens Free Agency Expectations
We discuss the Canadiens extending qualifying offers to six restricted free agents including Jesperi Kotkaniemi, discuss the Armia deal, and predict free agency signings for the Habs.
30 min
Episode 424 - Draft Day 2 Recap
The hosts breakdown all the remaining picks from Rounds 3-7 of the NHL Draft, and what the Canadiens added to their prospect pool in addition to recapping the insanity on Friday and Saturday.
24 min
Episode 423 - On the Canadiens Drafting Logan M...
We discuss the Canadiens' indefensible decision to pick Logan Mailloux, who asked not to be drafted by NHL teams this year after news of his conviction in Sweden was brought to light.
31 min
Episode 422 - Oh Yeah There's an NHL Draft Still
Recapping some of Marc Bergevin's press conference before diving into listener questions!
25 min
Episode 421 - Price Stays as Seattle Picks Fleury
We discuss the Seattle Kraken choosing Cale Fleury over Carey Price from the Montreal Canadiens, the Habs hiring a new assistant coach and what that means, and whether the Seattle Kraken will be any good in their inaugural season.
24 min
Episode 420 - 'Twas the Night Before Expansion
The Habs are linked to Rasmus Ristolainen, the Rocket have a new coach, and possible Phillip Danault replacements inside today's show!
26 min
Episode 419 - More Expansion Draft and Offseaso...
We discuss what will happen to the Habs if Phillip Danault signs elsewhere, whether the Canadiens may luck into an instant rebuild they never planned for if Carey Price and Shea Weber suddenly come off their books and with Danault and Tomas Tatar gone, and whether the Seattle Kraken will be good next season.
30 min
Episode 418 - Kraken Carey Price?
Nothing but Expansion Draft bombshells today folks!
24 min
Episode 417 - The Latest Rumblings
We discuss the latest rumblings about Shea Weber's future, Phillip Danault's next contract, and players the Canadiens could target in free agency.
26 min
Episode 416 - Marc Bergevin Has Been Busy
Luke Richardson is back in Montreal, the minor league system is taking shape, and more!
26 min
Episode 415 - Canadiens Extend Ducharme's Contract
The news that the Habs have extended Dominique Ducharme's contract broke as we were recording this episode and discussing the Minnesota Wild buying out Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, as well as the hiring of Pierre McGuire by the Ottawa Senators.
32 min
Episode 414 - Assessing Joel Bouchard's Departure
Scott and Laura break down the departure of AHL coach Joel Bouchard, and what it means for Marc Bergevin's off-season to do list.
25 min
Episode 413 - Habs Offseason Priorities
The first part of our discussion on the Canadiens' end-of-season media availabilities and what we learned about their priorities for the upcoming season.
31 min
Episode 412 - The Memetreal Canadiens
The hosts look back on their favourite playoff and regular season memories, and read some of their listener's picks as well.
28 min
Episode 411 - Habs' Miracle Playoff Run Ends
The Montreal Canadiens lost 1-0 in Game 5 as the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row, and we discuss our feelings about this playoff run and our disappointment at the outcome.
26 min
Episode 410 - Can the Canadiens Keep the Moment...
The hosts discuss how the Canadiens staved off elimination, how Tyler Toffoli can get going, and what we expect from Game 5
27 min
Episode 409 - Canadiens Live to Play Another Day
The Canadiens won Game 4 in a dramatic overtime period after digging themselves into a hole earlier in the game and now live to play another do or die game in Tampa Bay.
23 min
Episode 408 - Brendan Gallagher vs. 76 Hot Dogs
The hosts discuss elimination potential feelings, the Habs PP only practice, and which Habs player could eat 76 hot dogs?
25 min
Episode 407 - Hopes and Dreams
It's our Friday Mailbag and Game 3 preview all in one! First we talk about some minor lineup adjustments that could be made to add a little offensive spark to the team and some physicality to the back-end, and then we answer mailbag questions about Cole Caufield, cross-ice passes, solving Vasilevskiy, and more.
31 min
Episode 406 - Game 2 Frustrations
Montreal find themselves in a deep hole heading back to home ice, despite playing an outstanding Game 2 in Tampa.
28 min
Episode 405 - Scouting Tampa with Locked On Lig...
We sit down with Adam Denker of Locked On Lightning to learn all about each other's teams. We talk about coaching, line matchups, goaltending, forward depth, and particularly what these teams need to do to adjust going forward in the Stanley Cup Final.
49 min
Episode 404 - Error Win Not Found
Game 1 wasn't great for the Canadiens, but the series is far from over.
25 min
Episode 403 - The Stanley Cup Final Begins
In today's episode, we revisit a pledge the hosts made before the season started, talk about the allegations that the Chicago Blackhawks covered up an incident of sexual assault in 2010 and how that relates to Marc Bergevin, and discuss what we expect from Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, especially in light of Joel Armia's absence.
32 min
Episode 402 - Montreal Advances to the Stanley ...
They actually, truly did it.
24 min
Episode 401 - Biggest Hand Yet
We preview Game 6 between the Montreal Canadiens and the Vegas Golden Knights, in which the Habs have a chance to close out the series at home.
24 min
Episode 400 - One Game Away
Montreal put on a clinic as they toppled Vegas 4-1, and get one step closer to the Stanley Cup Final.
26 min
Episode 399 - It's Crunch Time
We preview Game 5 between the Montreal Canadiens and the Vegas Golden Knights and discuss goaltending on the Vegas end and not needing to make major changes on the Montreal end.
28 min
Episode 398 - Back To Vegas
After stealing Game 3, the Canadiens had Game 4 stolen from them by the Vegas Golden Knight
27 min
BONUS MINI EPISODE - Canadiens beat Vegas in OT...
The Canadiens beat the Vegas Golden Knights in overtime after a bizarre day, in a bizarre game, and we wanted to provide a quick bonus recap of the game with instant game reaction.
17 min
Episode 397 - JJ Watt's Favourite Player
In today's mailbag episode, we discuss Marc Bergevin's nomination for GM of the year and then answer questions about Habs lineup changes, the Seattle expansion draft, and Cole Caufield.
32 min
Episode 396 - Always Bet on Red Eyes
Montreal wins Game 2 in Vegas with the help of Jeff Petry's weird eyes and much more in today's episode!
26 min
Episode 395 - Day to Day with Cautious Optimism
We look ahead to Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoff semi final round between the Montreal Canadiens and the Vegas Golden Knights with the news that Jeff Petry, Jake Evans, and John Merrill have been skating with the team in contact jerseys.
22 min
Episode 394 - The Habs Fall in Game 1
Montreal dropped Game 1 to Vegas, what can they do to bounce back in Game 2?
25 min
Episode 393 - Canadiens vs Golden Knights Cross...
We are joined by Karlo Gonzalez of Locked On Golden Knights to preview the Montreal Canadiens' semi-final round matchup against the heavily favoured Vegas Golden Knights.
55 min
Episode 392 - Watching and Waiting
Scott and Laura catch up on some recent news before bringing back the Friday Mailbag!
29 min
Episode 391 - All My Homies Hate Mark Scheifele
We talk about the fans of other teams trying to rain on our parade, Mark Scheifele's comments refusing to take ownership of his actions, and which team we would rather the Canadiens face out of the Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights.
30 min
Episode 390 - Habs Sweep the Jets in Dominant F...
27 min
Episode 389 - Canadiens Push Jets to Brink
We recap Game 3 between the Montreal Canadiens and the Winnipeg Jets, discuss Jeff Petry's injury and the possibility of Alexander Romanov drawing into the lineup, and rant about complaints that the Habs don't deserve to be here.
30 min
Episode 388 - Habs Head Home Up 2-0
Montreal is head home with a 2-0 series lead after a stingy defensive showing on Friday night, how did they do it?
26 min
Episode 387 - Round 2 Game 2 preview with Locke...
We first react to the news that Mark Scheifele has been suspended for 4 games for charging Jake Evans. Then, Harrison Lee of Locked On Winnipeg Jets joins us for a preview of Game 2 and we discuss the biggest questions for the remainder of the series.
34 min
Episode 386 - A Bitter Game 1 Victory
The Habs put on a fantastic show in Game 1 against Winnipeg, and it's all overshadowed by one ugly incident.
27 min
Episode 385 - The Second Round Already???
We discuss the quick turnaround time between the first and second round series from a fan emotion perspective, and then look ahead to how the Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets stack up against each other.
29 min
Episode 384 - Habs Stun Toronto in Game 7
Montreal is off to the next round in Winnipeg after they completed the improbable comeback, and upset the Toronto Maple Leafs.
26 min
Episode 383 - It's all House Money at this Point
We break down Game 6 and discuss what it took for the Montreal Canadiens to get this far, and what they need to do in Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
28 min
BONUS MINI EPISODE - Habs Force Game 7
The Montreal Canadiens have forced a 7th game in their series against the Toronto Maple Leafs and we couldn't wait until Monday to talk about it, so we recorded a quick bonus episode for you.
15 min
Episode 382 - Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield Stu...
Montreal fended off elimination with a thrilling overtime winner from Nick Suzuki, and the hosts have plenty of feelings to share.
24 min
Episode 381 - The Other Side
Laura previews Game 5 with Mike DiStefano of Locked On Leafs in a potential final crossover between our two shows.
34 min
Episode 380 - Habs on the Brink of Elimination
We recap Game 4 between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs after which the Habs find themselves on the brink of elimination.
25 min
Episode 379 - Apologize to Carey Price
The hosts are fed up with passive. coaching, and a terrible power play as the Canadiens drop Game 3 to Toronto.
25 min
Episode 378 - Game 2 Woes
Montreal failed to upset Toronto twice in a row, how can they rebound with the series returning to Montreal?
27 min
Episode 377 - Habs Beat Leafs in Game 1
In today's episode, we recap the Montreal Canadiens Game 1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1 of the NHL Playoffs.
26 min
Episode 376 - The Optimism Preview
The hosts welcome Ian Boisvert to the show as they brainstorm as many ways as possible for the Canadiens to win in Round One.
28 min
Episode 375 - Playoff Preview Part Two
In the second part of our crossover with Locked On Leafs, we look at line matchups in the Canadiens-Leafs series, player containment, and predictions on who will win the Round 1 series.
31 min
Episode 374- Playoff Preview Part One
The hosts sit down with Locked on Leafs to discuss the biggest talking points heading into the Canadiens playoff series with the Maple Leafs
32 min
Episode 373 - Rebounding in Goal
We talk about Brendan Gallagher and Carey Price being reactivated from the LTIR and playing a Laval Rocket game for conditioning purposes, Cayden Primeau's long-term outlook, and Canadiens practice lines so far.
29 min
Episode 372 - Poutine and Ketchup
It's a fully loaded Friday Mailbag!
28 min
Episode 371 - Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki
We discuss the last game of the regular season, the chemistry between Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki, and what the Canadiens need to do in the week before their playoff series against the Leafs begins.
28 min