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 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
Episode 370 - Homegrown Debates and End of Seas...
The hosts dole out various awards as they look back on the Canadiens season as a whole, and look at the Canadiens snapping a franchise streak on Tuesday.
28 min
Episode 369 - Habs Clinch Playoff Spot
The Canadiens have finally clinched a playoff spot in an overtime loss to Edmonton. We discuss Jesperi Kotkaniemi's deployment and struggles, as well as the team defense. Finally, we heap praise on Jake Evans and the fourth line, who were crucial in leading the team into overtime.
29 min
Episode 368 - Everyone is on the Injured List
Scott and Laura talk injuries, unsung heroes, and the DOPS being utterly baffling again.
27 min
Episode 367 - Don't Jump Off The Bandwagon Just...
We discuss reasons not to get discouraged after that Canadiens loss to the Leafs, and answer mailbag questions regarding Habs coaching, Cole Caufield in the playoffs, and more.
27 min
Episode 366 - Stumbling Block
The hosts recap the Habs game against the Senators, and preview the upcoming series against Toronto with Locked on Leafs Host, Mikey Distefano
28 min
Episode 365 - Clinging to the Ring
We talk about Tom Wilson and the NHL Department of Player Safety, that "boring" OT between the Habs and the Leafs, and which Canadiens players would correspond to characters in the Lord of the Rings series.
28 min
Episode 364 - Mercenary Toddler Unit
The hosts are extremely smug as Cole Caufield plays hero once again for the Montreal Canadiens
29 min
Episode 363 - Trying New Things Pays Off
We discuss Cole Caufield's first NHL goal, the Habs wins against the Jets and the Sens, and some standings math.
28 min
Episode 362 - Who's Behind the Bench Next Year?
Scott and Laura answer mailbag questions about the coaching staff, players in need of praise, and load management!
38 min
Episode 361 - Respecting Privacy
We talk about the Canadiens' loss to the Leafs and how we thing Cole Caufield is progressing and adjusting to the NHL, we wonder what Eric Staal needs in order to be more successful on the team, and we discuss the Jonathan Drouin news and why it's important not to speculate.
28 min
Episode 360 - Breaking Down the Breakout with @...
Scott and Laura welcome Jason(@WaveIntel) to the show to discuss the Habs struggles and strengths!
26 min
Episode 359 - Would the Canadiens Hire Patrick ...
We discuss the Canadiens' win over the Flames, Cole Caufield's debut, and whether the Habs would ever hire Patrick Roy, who is reportedly in the market for another NHL job.
26 min
Episode 358 - I Just Hope We Can Win A Game!
Scott and Laura roast the Canadiens for being mediocre, before singing the endless praises of Joël Bouchad, the Rocket, and Sean Farrell.
27 min
Episode 357 - Is Corey Perry Loki?
We discuss what Montreal Canadiens players we would protect in the Seattle Kraken expansion draft this summer and answer mailbag questions.
27 min
Episode 356 - Why Does Connor McDavid Hate the ...
Recapping the Habs game against the Oilers, wondering why McDavid hates Montreal, and plenty of praise for the Habs defence!
26 min
Episode 355 - An Overseas Hockey Super League C...
We talk a little bit about Jonathan Drouin and the OHL season getting cancelled outright, before moving on to a conceptual idea regarding a hockey super league featuring non-North American teams.
26 min
Episode 354 - Frauds
Montreal throws away an important game against the Edmonton Oilers, and the hosts have had enough,
27 min
Episode 353 - Questions About Management
Do the Canadiens really only have a single recall from the taxi squad left? What will Cole Caufield learn and gain from his trip out west with the Habs? And will everyone be able to play better in time to make the playoffs?
28 min
Episode 352 - Goin' out for a rip with Jon Merrill
Scott and Laura talk about the Canucks covid situation, before diving into listener questions!
29 min
Episode 351 - Frustration Boiling Over
The inconsistent Montreal Canadiens lose another game to a team they should have beaten in the Calgary Flames. We look ahead to the next games to see what changes they can make. Plus, the Laval Rocket have had to postpone games due to a possible COVID outbreak on the Toronto Marlies.
26 min
Episode 350 - Scorch Origin Stories
Friend of the show Ramz of the Scorchstack joins to talk the Flames, and so much more!
29 min
Episode 349 - Canadiens Break Jack Campbell's W...
We cover the Canadiens' win against the Leafs, discuss the trade deadline and the new additions on the defense and where they will fit in, and say our goodbyes to fan favourite Victor Mete.
28 min
Episode 348 - It's a Cole, Cole World
Cole Caufield's pro debut, Victor Mete on waivers, and the arrival of Jon Merrill!
26 min
Episode 347 - Groundhog Day-charme
We recap the Habs game against the Winnipeg Jets and answer mailbag questions about Cole Caufield, Corey Perry, the NHL trade deadline, and more.
26 min
Episode 346 - Habs fall to the Leafs, Brendan G...
Montreal lost to Toronto, who starts in net on Thursday, and how can the Habs make a splash still at the Trade Deadline?
26 min
Episode 345 - Something's Cookin
We discuss Carey Price's injury as we preview the Canadiens game against the Leafs. We talk about Cole Caufield's first practice with the Laval Rocket and Jan Mysak's new entry level contract with the Habs. Finally, we talk about our wishlist for the NHL Trade Deadline.
23 min
Episode 344 - Staal Gon' Make Me Lose My Mind
Montreal snaps their overtime losing skid, but lose Brendan Gallagher in the process.
27 min
Episode 343 - Enter Staal
We discuss what went wrong during the last game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators, and where Eric Staal will fit in as we preview tonight's Habs game against the Edmonton Oilers.
24 min
Episode 342 - Habs Dominate the Sicko Sens
Recapping Thursday's win over Ottawa and the Friday Mailbag!
26 min
Episode 341 - The Scoop on Staal with Joe Yerdon
Special guest Joe Yerdon joins us to give us the inside scoop on Eric Staal and what is going on in Buffalo.
28 min
Episode 340 - Habs shutout Oilers, Should Conno...
The Montreal Canadiens returned to the ice in emphatic fashion against Edmonton, but not without plenty of McDavid-related controversy.
25 min
Episode 339 - Back in Action
We discuss the Montreal Canadiens returning to play after the COVID protocol postponement and what they need to do to manage the grueling schedule ahead of them.
26 min
Episode 338 - The Ecstasy of Cole
This is not a drill, Cole Caufield is a Montreal Canadien and so is Eric Staal who arrived in a trade from the Buffalo Sabres!
25 min
Episode 337 - What's in a Defenseman?
Today's mailbag covers questions about the taxi squad, what makes a good defenseman, who the first Laval call-up should be, officiating in the NHL, and more.
26 min
Episode 336 - Fixing the Habs with Habs-Statician
Scott and Laura welcome the Habs-Statician Podcast to the show to talk about the team and their fancy stats!
30 min
Episode 335 - Canadiens Games Postponed
We discuss the impact of the postponement of the Canadiens games due to COVID protocol, break down the approved changes to the NHL Draft Lottery, and welcome Andrew Berkshire to introduce the Crosscheck NHL Show.
30 min
Episode 334 - Postponed
The Canadiens and Oilers game was postponed due to Covid, Tyler Toffoli is out a bit longer, and Jordan Harris isn't turning pro this year, all inside the latest show!
26 min
Episode 333 - Faster Than Greased Lightning
We recap the weekend series against the Canucks, preview the Oilers game, and talk about defense some more.
26 min
Episode 332 - In a Pickle
Answering listener questions in the Friday Mailbag!
32 min
Episode 331 - They Forgot About Shea
We recap the Montreal Canadiens game against the Winnipeg Jets, discuss the deployment of the defense and how it is hurting the team, and have some positive words for a bunch of the Habs.
29 min