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.

Locked on Canadiens Extra: We answer previously...
In this special bonus extra, we answer the Montreal Canadiens-related questions that we previously missed on YouTube, and then it is Laura's turn for Storytime.
25 min
Episode 733 - Montreal Canadiens mailbag: Mike ...
On today's Montreal Canadiens mailbag: who takes the blame for how Jesperi Kotkaniemi's career is turning out? How does Mike Matheson's return impact the development of players like Jordan Harris and Arber Xhekaj? Which historic Canadiens great had the best nickname? Which Hab would poison everyone else with a thanksgiving turkey? Who would be the funniest Hab to be the only human on a team of muppets? And more.
29 min
Episode 732 - Montreal Canadiens rebound vs Blu...
The Montreal Canadiens were able to rebound after their abysmal showing against Buffalo by beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1, thanks to some lineup adjustments by Martin St Louis and the spectacular play of Samuel Montembeault. Laura joins Jay Forster for another crossover with Locked On Blue Jackets. First, we discuss the game itself and how it unfolded. In the second segment we discuss Kirby Dach’s move to the wing and how it has given him opportunities to shine and discuss whether Columbus should explore that more thoroughly for Kent Johnson. Finally, we discuss David Savard’s strengths and how he should be used to maximize what he can bring to the Habs.
36 min
Episode 731 - Can the Montreal Canadiens reboun...
The Montreal Canadiens, for the first time this season, have turned out an utterly uninspiring loss to the Buffalo Sabres. What went wrong in this game? We have some ideas. With a game in Columbus coming up immediately following, will the Habs be able to rebound? What will bring back our confidence in this team? In our final segment, we discuss our thoughts on Jeff Gorton's thoughts on the Sick podcast with Tony Marinaro - can we read between the lines on what he said about Kaiden Guhle? What about Martin St Louis? How about Cole Caufield's contract?
30 min
Locked On Canadiens Extra: we read some of your...
In this special bonus episode, we read a few of the emails we received from you, the listeners, about your Habs fandom and your thoughts on the Montreal Canadiens. Plus: the story of how Scott got trapped in the Buffalo snowstorm last weekend. Unlike the Buffalo Bills, he did not get rescued.
21 min
Episode 730 - Kent Hughes discusses the ongoing...
Scott and Laura take a look at the Canadiens front office appearances on podcasts in the last week, and some potential bombshell news about former coach Dominique Ducharme.
35 min
Episode 729 - Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphi...
The Montreal Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers in a shootout after a wild Saturday night at the Bell Centre, and we have thoughts ranging from Mike Matheson's home debut in a Habs uniform to Cole Caufield's brilliance once again. We then have our 3 Up and 3 Down, in which we detail the Laval Rocket's issues, the Habs' goaltending regressing to the mean, and Juraj Slafkovsky's lack of minutes but praise Lane Hutson's production, Owen Beck's play, and Cole Caufield as usual.
27 min
Episode 728 - Is Mike Matheson's imminent retur...
Scott and Laura recap a very weird loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets before answering listener questions!
28 min
Episode 727 - Take off your pants and Blue Jack...
Laura welcomes Locked on Blue Jackets host Jay Forster to the show to discuss all things Columbus ahead of their game against the Habs!
27 min
Episode 726 - Montreal Canadiens lose to Devils...
The Montreal Canadiens lost to the New Jersey Devils, who are on a 10-game winning streak. We discuss the Canadiens top line having an uncharacteristically poor game and what the Canadiens can take away from the loss. We then discuss Jonathan Drouin's poor injury luck and what the Canadiens need to do with him on IR to fill out their forward lines. Finally, is it time for Juraj Slafkovsky to be sent down to the AHL, purely for the purposes of playing more minutes?
25 min
Episode 725 - Canadiens top the Penguins in ove...
The Habs win a third game in a row, and it's time for Three Up, Three Down!
28 min
Episode 724 - Previewing the Canadiens/Penguins...
Scott takes a peek at Saturday's contest, and answers listener questions in the Friday mailbag!
27 min
Episode 723 - Montreal dominates Vancouver, is ...
Breaking down another Habs win, and taking an early peek at the potential World Juniors roster for Team Canada!
26 min
Episode 722 - Mike Hoffman and Jake Allen lead ...
Scott breaks down the Habs
24 min
Episode 721 - How does Josh Anderson being susp...
Scott takes a look at the suspension length for Josh Anderson, Rem Pitlick on waivers, and how that all impacts Juraj Slafkovsky!
24 min
Episode 720 - Suzuki, Caufield and Dach are lea...
Scott and Laura recap the Habs entertaining game against Vegas, and then name their three up, three down for the week!
28 min
Episode 719 - The Habs biggest draft bust, fixi...
Scott and Laura recap the Habs/Jets game and dive into another Friday mailbag!
30 min
Episode. 718 - Montreal loses a frustrating gam...
Despite a strong effort, the Habs couldn't overcome the Wild in Minnesota, also what's going on with Evgenii Dadonov?
25 min
Episode 717 - Montreal Canadiens wins vs NHL Dr...
The Montreal Canadiens are racking up wins in what is supposed to be a rebuilding season. Should we be concerned about their 2023 NHL Draft Lottery odds? We discuss why we are not too concerned about the wins.
31 min
Episode 716 - Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki sta...
Scott and Laura break down the wild Saturday night in St. Louis and dive into the Three Up, Three Down!
25 min
Episode 715 - Montreal Canadiens beat Buffalo S...
The Montreal Canadiens beat the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo with a fantastic performance from Samuel Montembeault and timely goals from Brendan Gallagher, Kaiden Guhle (scoring his first career NHL goal), and some combination of Josh Anderson, Christian Dvorak, and Brendan Gallagher.
33 min
Episode 714 - Montreal acquires Nicolas Beaudin...
The Habs acquired a new player and the hosts break down where he fits in the lineup, plus is the first overall pick set to return?
23 min
Episode 713 - Montreal Canadiens power play: co...
The Montreal Canadiens may have lost to the Minnesota Wild, but we wanted to highlight a few bright spots in their game.
26 min
Episode 712- Carey Price not ready to retire ye...
Scott and Laura discuss Carey Price meeting with the media on Monday, as well as previewing the next Habs game against Minnesota.
31 min
Episode 711 - Montreal Canadiens Three Up, Thre...
Recapping the weekend past for the Montreal Canadiens, including some incredible prospect performances from Owen Beck and Filip Mesar.
27 min
Episode 710 - Montreal Canadiens beat Arizona C...
The Montreal Canadiens beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-2 and Juraj Slafkovsky has his first NHL goal, Nick Suzuki has continued to build on his impressive offensive gifts, Kaiden Guhle and Jordan Harris are playing with a maturity level way beyond their years. Ian Boisvert of The Build podcast joins Laura to recap the game and answer some mailbag questions.
34 min
Episode 709 - Montreal Canadiens prospects: Mat...
We begin today's episode with some discussion on Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mattias Norlinder and we cover how he is figuring it out through three games with the Laval Rocket after almost being written out of the Habs' future entirely. We follow it up with a preview of the Habs games against the Arizona Coyotes, who are fresh off a win against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Finally, we take a look around the NHL Atlantic Division and how the other teams are faring. Yes, we enjoy talking about the Maple Leafs situation of late.
28 min
Episode 708 - Previewing the Laval Rocket, Cole...
Scott and Laura take a peek at the Habs AHL club, and dive into some listener questions from the delayed mailbag!
31 min
Episode 707 - Caufield and Guhle shine in OT wi...
The Habs young guns pulled off an impressive comeback against Pittsburgh, Scott and Laura break it all down and more!
26 min
Episode 706 - Montreal Canadiens weekend recap:...
The Montreal Canadiens lost two games in a row over the weekend, but since it is Monday we do have a 3 Up and 3 Down as always.
25 min
Episode 705 - Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto M...
The Montreal Canadiens have beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, and we love to see it, folks! We recap the first game of the season between these two teams, and focus on the positive play of players like Cole Caufield, Kirby Dach, Sean Monahan, Jordan Harris, and Kaiden Guhle. We discuss the nitpick things we did not like about the defense. Finally, we talk about Carey Price and how the writing is on the wall regarding his career but that he is still hoping for a miracle.
27 min
Episode 704 - Previewing the Montreal Canadiens...
Scott and Laura preview opening night against the Leafs, the Drouin/Hoffman debate, and which Habs players love them some Taylor Swift!
25 min
Episode 703 - Montreal Canadiens opening night ...
Scott and Laura break down the Canadiens 23 man roster, the rash of injuries and more inside today's show!
25 min
Episode 702 - Montreal Canadiens preseason note...
It's Monday, so it's time for another 3 Up, 3 Down, and this time we try to summarize the preseason as a whole.
38 min
Episode 701 - Montreal vs. Ottawa recap and ana...
The Canadiens lost again, but plenty of bright spots highlighted the game against Ottawa on Thursday!
25 min
Episode 700 - Examining Logan Mailloux's entry-...
Scott breaks down the remaining few battles happening for roster spots in Montreal, and examines the recent roster news from Wednesday morning.
24 min
Episode 699 - Captain Nick Suzuki, Owen Beck's ...
The Habs lost again, but Nick Suzuki is back! Also prospect talk around Owen Beck and Filip Mesar!
25 min
Episode 698 - Habs vs. Leafs recap, breaking do...
Scott takes a look at another Habs preseason loss, plus the play of two young prospects on defence!
24 min
Episode 697 - Three Up, Three Down from week on...
Scott takes a look at the Laval Rocket camp roster, and names his risers and fallers from week one of the preseason!
25 min
SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE: Canadiens-Senators seaso...
The Montreal Canadiens are at the beginning of a rebuild while the Ottawa Senators made big moves in the offseason. On this special weekend bonus episode, we join the Locked On Senators hosts to discuss both teams. How each team got here, what moves were made in the offseason, what our expectations for the teams will be, who are sleeper picks for breakout players, and where each team will finish.
54 min
Episode 696 - Montreal vs. Winnipeg reactions, ...
Scott and Laura discuss the Habs loss to the Jets and answer questions in the Friday Mailbag!
34 min
Episode 695 - Habs vs. Leafs reactions, preview...
The Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs played the most preseason game of all time, with Toronto having to play two forwards on defence for most of the game
25 min
Episode 694 - Montreal Canadiens storylines, aw...
Laura and Jack Bond of Paramount Sports break down all the biggest odds and storylines facing the Montreal Canadiens heading into the upcoming NHL season!
40 min
Episode 693 - Montreal Canadiens preseason Game...
On today's episode, we discuss the Montreal Canadiens' first preseason game against the New Jersey Devils and which players stood out in the game.
26 min
Episode 692 - Three Up, Three Down from Montrea...
Scott and Laura preview the Habs first preseason game against the Devils, and also break down the risers and fallers from training camp!
26 min
Episode 691 - Montreal Canadiens mailbag: Josh ...
As the Montreal Canadiens training camp gets underway and we start looking forward to NHL preseason games, we answer Habs mailbag questions
29 min
Episode 690 - What to expect when you're expect...
Scott and Laura welcome JD from Locked on Sharks to discuss how Habs fans can cope with the impending Canadiens season.
32 min
Episode 689 - Montreal Canadiens training camp ...
The Montreal Canadiens have released their training camp roster and it contains 74 names on it - we discuss whether there are any surprises on the list and which players will play the most in the preseason games.
25 min
Episode 688 - Everyone needs to relax about Jur...
Scott and Laura engage in some Juraj Slafkovsky discourse before answering listener questions in the mailbag!
34 min
Episode 687 - Montreal Canadiens Prospect Tourn...
The Montreal Canadiens participated in a prospect showcase tournament in Buffalo this past weekend, playing against the prospects of the Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils, and Ottawa Senators.
30 min
Episode 686 - Juraj Slafkovsky, Owen Beck impre...
Scott shares his thoughts from the opening game of the Habs rookie tournament
28 min
Episode 685 - Nick Suzuki is named Montreal Can...
The Montreal Canadiens have their new captain in Nick Suzuki, and we celebrate with a division crossover with Locked On Detroit Red Wings.
40 min
Episode 684 - Should Kent Hughes offer sheet Ra...
The hosts discuss prying a player out of Toronto, the unexpected return of Paul Byron and more!
26 min
Episode 683 - Montreal Canadiens sign Kirby Dac...
The Montreal Canadiens have signed Kirby Dach to a 4-year deal and Cayden Primeau to a 3-year deal, and placed Carey Price on offseason LTIR. At the same time, there are strong rumblings that the Habs are close to signing Jake Allen to a multi-year contract extension.
32 min
Episode 682 - Early predictions for the Montrea...
Who is in, and who is out of the hosts all too early opening night lineup?
27 min
Episode 681 - What will Cole Caufield's next co...
We discuss the importance of face-offs, particularly as it pertains to Kirby Dach, as our thoughts on that during the mailbag episode caused some concern. We also talk about the Habs defense as it is still missing some veteran presence. Finally, we discuss what cole Caufield's next contract will look like especially in light of the deal Tage Thompson recently signed with the Buffalo Sabres.
27 min
Episode 680 - Sean Monahan's toast, Carey Price...
The man behind HabsLaughs joins Scott and Laura for a special Friday Mailbag!
38 min
Episode 679 - Montreal Canadiens prospect scout...
With the Montreal Canadiens offseason chugging along, we take the opportunity to talk some more about the prospects currently in the Habs pipeline with special guest Hadi Kalakeche of Habs Eyes on the Prize and Dobber Prospects.
31 min
Episode 678 - Three Up, Three Down: Montreal Ca...
The hosts take a look at whose stock is on the rise, and whose stock is dropping based on the Habs off-season moves!
30 min
Episode 677 - Habs Mailbag: Canadiens European ...
On the second part of the Montreal Canadiens mailbag this week, we discuss some Habs European prospects and expectations for them this season. As always, expected trade returns for Canadiens players that may get shipped out of Montreal as they try to clear cap space during their rebuild are always a hot topic. We talk about whether Jonathan Drouin and Evgeni Dadanov can be traded at the deadline, some more thoughts on the Drouin trade, and more.
28 min
Episode 676 - Habs mailbag: trade scenarios, li...
The Montreal Canadiens offseason continues to provide ample opportunities for speculation about this management group's next steps.
30 min
Episode 675 - The 2022 Montreal Canadiens Prosp...
Scott is flying solo as he breaks down the current tiers of Habs prospects!
29 min
Episode 674 - Montreal Canadiens trade for Sean...
Scott and Laura break down the Sean Monahan trade, and how they're processing the potential end of Carey Price's career.
31 min
Episode 673 - Are the Montreal Canadiens one of...
Scott and Laura debate if the Canadiens are truly bad enough to finish in the bottom five again this season.
25 min
Episode 672 - Montreal Canadiens front office: ...
How long will the Montreal Canadiens rebuild last? How confident are we in the Habs front office so far? And who will be next season's breakout player? Special guest Blain Potvin of The Hockey Writers and Habs Unfiltered joins us as we continue our offseason guest series.
27 min
Episode 671 - Montreal Canadiens next season: w...
On the Friday Habs mailbag, your hosts answer all kinds of questions about the future of the Montreal Canadiens.
34 min
Episode 670 - Montreal Canadiens' Filip Mesar's...
What should the reasonable expectations should be for Montreal Canadiens first overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky this season? What exactly does Filip Mesar bring to the table? And how do the Habs answer the big question that is their current defensive lineup? We welcome Sebastian High of DobberProspects back to the show to discuss all that, and more.
33 min
Episode 669 - Analyzing the Montreal Canadiens'...
The hosts welcome Sebastian High to the show to do a deep dive into Montreal's off-season so far!
31 min
Episode 668 - Who is the Goalie G.O.A.T and Wor...
Scott and Laura debate goaltending greats and more inside the Friday Mailbag!
32 min
Episode 667 - Montreal Canadiens as a developme...
The Montreal Canadiens hiring Stephane Robidas set off a debate about the relative inexperience of the Habs coaching staff as a whole, and on today's episode we discuss the Habs as a development team, not just for players but for coaching staff as well as the front office.
36 min
Episode 666 - Scouting the Canadiens' OHL prosp...
Scott and Laura welcome Lauren Kelly to the show to discuss the Habs prospects in the OHL. and why fans should be pumped about Owen Beck.
32 min
Episode 665 - Montreal Canadiens hire Stephane ...
We discuss the Montreal Canadiens hiring Stephane Robidas as an assistant coach and to help develop the Habs defensive players, then move on to our Friday mailbag with some praise for Chris Wideman, concerns about the right side of the defense, and more.
32 min
Episode 664 - What makes Montreal Canadiens pro...
Paul Zuk joins the show to help educate Scott and Laura on 2022 Draft pick Lane Hutson!
28 min
Episode 663 - Goodbye to Pierre-Luc Dubois disc...
We talk about the NHL news over the weekend and how it will affect the Habs, particularly in terms of Pierre-Luc Dubois and Jonathan Huberdeau
26 min
Episode 662 -Pierre-Luc Dubois trade proposals,...
It's another jam-packed Friday Mailbag!
35 min
Episode 661 - Will Carey Price be back this sea...
On today's episode, we discuss Stephane Waite telling TSN690 that he believes that Carey Price will be ready to play for the Montreal Canadiens next season, and that he may want to resume his career with a team closer to winning a Stanley Cup. We also discuss the report that Matthew Tkachuk has told the Calgary Flames he no longer wishes to remain in Calgary and how his trade demand will affect the demand for Habs players on the NHL trade market. Finally, we look at the Montreal Canadiens current centre depth and discuss whether Kirby Dach makes Christian Dvorak expendable.
28 min
Episode 660 - Montreal re-signs Samuel Montembe...
Scott and Laura discuss the latest Habs signing, and tackle some leftover questions from the mailbag!
30 min
Episode 659 - Montreal Canadiens trade Jeff Pet...
The long-awaited Jeff Petry trade has come to pass, the hosts break down the trade and a slew of other moves by the Canadiens.
26 min
Episode 658 - Kent Hughes talks trading Jeff Pe...
The Canadiens GM spoke the media, laying out his plan for the near future, the hosts answer listener questions in the Friday Mailbag!
29 min
Episode 657 - Montreal Canadiens sign Juraj Sla...
The Montreal Canadiens were not especially active on the first day of NHL free agency, however they did get a major contract on the books by signing Juraj Slafkovsky to his entry level contract.
31 min
Episode 656- Breaking down the Montreal Canadie...
Scott and Laura welcome back Tony Ferrari to discuss the new short kings and Slovak giants in the Canadiens draft class!
41 min
Episode 655 - Montreal Canadiens sign Pezzetta,...
As we near NHL Free Agency, the Montreal Canadiens have taken care of many items on their to-do list. Plus: we've been asked to address Shane Wright's response to the Habs not drafting him first overall and we try to put the Wright vs Slafkovsky debate to bed once and for all.
29 min
Episode 654 - Draft Day Two recap, what's next ...
Scott and Laura discuss the 2nd through 7th rounds of the NHL Draft, and what's next for the Montreal Canadiens this week.
27 min
Episode 653 - Montreal Canadiens draft Juraj Sl...
Montreal Canadiens draft Juraj Slafkovsky first overall, trade for Kirby Dach, then draft Filip Mesar in chaotic first round of NHL draft
21 min
Episode 652 - Analysing the rumblings around Co...
The Laval Rocket sign Xavier Simoneau, and the hosts look ahead to the start of free agency next week!
26 min
Episode 651 - Montreal Canadiens sign agreement...
On the eve of the NHL Draft in Montreal where the Canadiens have the first overall pick, we break down some takeaways from the press conference held by Habs GM Kent Hughes and Special Advisor to Hockey Operations Vincent Lecavalier.
27 min
Episode 650 - Last minute NHL Draft thoughts an...
Scott and Laura do one final round of thoughts on the NHL Draft before answering questions in a special mailbag episode!
28 min
Episode 649 - Montreal Canadiens 2022 NHL Draft...
e decided to take a break from debating what's going on with the first overall pick and instead talk about some QMJHL prospects that may be available to the Habs over the course of this upcoming draft with special guest Jérôme Bérubé, Director of Scouting at HockeyProspect
30 min
Episode 648 - Drafting for need vs. Best Player...
David St-Louis joins the show again to discuss the current Habs prospect pool, drafting for need vs. BPA and more!
29 min
Episode 647 - 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