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 538 - David Desharnais, Canadian Olympian
We talk about the Habs' abysmal loss to the Minnesota Wild and how something has to change, and fast. We also discuss P.K. Subban's comments about the racist incident his brother had to endure. Finally, we talk about the Montreal Canadiens connections to the Canadian Olympic roster that was leaked by the IIHF.
27 min
Episode 537 - Pointing out a few Habs positives
We discuss the positives we can draw from the Habs' game against the Colorado Avalanche despite the injury list, look ahead to the game against the Minnesota Wild, and do our weekly 3 Up, 3 Down segment.
24 min
Episode 536 - MVPezzetta
We talk about the Habs' game against the Vegas Golden Knights and how Michael Pezzetta has been an unexpected revelation this season. We then move on to our mailbag questions, such as what we would gift each Canadiens and first overall pick conspiracy theories.
27 min
Episode 535 - A new Canadiens era begins in Mon...
On today's episode we discuss what we learned from Kent Hughes' first press conference in Montreal, and what we expect the Habs to do next, both in the short and long term. Plus we recap the Habs win against Dallas, and do a belated 3 Up and 3 Down segment.
24 min
Episode 534 - Hughes the Boss
We discuss the hiring of Kent Hughes as Montreal Canadiens General Manager and discuss our initial thoughts and what we hope and expect will come next with this hire. Plus we have a bonus clip from Seth Toupal of Locked On Wild regarding Rem Pitlick and what we can expect from the newest Montreal Canadien,
25 min
BONUS RAPID REACTION: Montreal Canadiens Name K...
Co-host Laura Saba provides a quick rapid reaction to the Montreal Canadiens announcement of Kent Hughes at the 18th General Manager of the team, in advance of a full length episode covering the hiring.
11 min
Episode 533 - Klingberg, Caufield and, more wit...
Scott joins Dane Lewis from Locked on Stars to discuss the Habs season, where the Stars are at, and preview tonight's game!
32 min
Episode 532 - Ultimate Tank Battles: a crossove...
Robyn LeaƱo of Locked On Coyotes joins Locked On Canadiens to discuss the worst two teams in the league and preview Monday's game. How did we get here? What happens next for both teams? Who will end up with the first overall pick? Plus, predictions for the game this afternoon!
34 min
Episode 531 - Nick Suzuki, NHL All-Star
Nick Suzuki is heading to the All-Star Game and the hosts dive into the Friday Mailbag!
31 min
Episode 530 - The Montreal Misfortunes
We discuss the Canadiens game against the Bruins and wonder if this run of constant bad luck will ever end, with Jake Allen having to leave the game early due to an injury. We then welcome Sarah Avampato of Locked On Los Angeles Kings, who is trying to make sense of what the Kings envision with regard to Marc Bergevin's new role with them.
24 min
Episode 529 - Habs back in action against Bruin...
On today's episode, we have a game preview for the first time in a long time! What can we expect from the Habs' game tonight against the Bruins? We also discuss reporting by Rick Westhead about another lawsuit against the NHL, this time for trying to sweep more accusations of racism and sexism under the rug. Finally, the Team USA and Team Canada Olympic rosters are set for the women's teams, and we are excited for the games!
28 min
Episode 528 - What do we want from the new GM?
Scott and Laura discuss what they do and don't want to see from the next Habs GM, and the news surrounding Evander Kane
29 min
Episode 527 - Marc Bergevin heads to Los Angeles
Marc Bergevin is headed to LA, there's some surprising names back at practice, and prospect news!
24 min
Episode 526 - No Roy? No Way!
Ian returns to the show to help Scott tackle the Patrick Roy news and the Friday Mailbag.
27 min
Episode 525 - Habs hire Chantal Machabee, and t...
Montreal makes a slam dunk hire, plus Scott and Laura break down the first half of the Laval Rocket season!
25 min
Episode 524 - A North American Prospect Review
Scott lists his first, second, and third stars among the Habs North American prospects at forward, defence and in goal!
25 min
Episode 523 - The Canadiens General Manager sea...
The "Habs" played a game, Jeff Gorton has started GM candidate interviews, and it's time for Three Up, Three Down!
22 min
Episode 522 - Injuries and Covid continue to ha...
The run of awful luck continues for the Habs against Carolina, and the return of the Friday Mailbag!
25 min
Episode 521 - The Locked on Canadiens Year in R...
The hosts look back at the good, the bad, and the "It was 3-1" of the last year for the Montreal Canadiens.
26 min
Episode 520 - The Rocket shine against Tampa Bay
The Habs played a game with almost an entirely AHL lineup, there are more game cancellations and more!
24 min
Episode 519 - The Laval Canadiens? The Montreal...
Covid continues to ravage the Habs ahead of their game in Tampa Bay, plus your daily World Juniors update!
21 min
Episode 518 - World Juniors begins!
It's the best time of the year as the World Juniors tournament kicks off, and the hosts have a prospect update, plus Three Up, Three Down!
27 min
Episode 517 - Why are there Cheetos in so many ...
It's Christmas Eve and that means the Friday Mailbag is extra ridiculous this week!
29 min
Episode 516 - What should Habs fans learn from ...
Jon Chik from Locked on Rangers joins the show to discuss the state of the NHL, the Habs, and what Jeff Gorton's path to a great rebuild looks like!
29 min
Episode 515 - Steamed Hams
Scott welcomes Ian Boisvert to the show to discuss Kaiden Guhle at the WJC, updated news on the Habs GM search and to guess which food is fake?
25 min
Episode 514 - Covid strikes the Habs, what's ne...
Montreal is the latest team to be stricken by the ongoing Covid outbreak in the NHL, what does this mean for the team now?
28 min
Episode 513 - Habs beat Flyers in exciting game.
We discuss the Habs win against the Flyers, the current COVID situation in the NHL and whether games should be postponed, and answer a few mailbag questions in Part 1 of our weekly mailbag.
33 min
Episode 512 - Gritty for Habs GM?
Locked on Canadiens and Locked on Flyers present a jam packed crossover experience!
36 min
Episode 511 - Drouin, Dauphin, Ylonen
We talk about what went well in the Canadiens' game against the Penguins after talking about the alarming postgame comments from Jeff Petry. Plus, an update on the Canadiens' GM search.
27 min
Episode 510 - Joshua Roy cut from Team Canada, ...
Is the NHL season heading for a pause due to Covid?
28 min
Episode 509 - Who on the Canadiens is untouchab...
Since it's Monday, we do our weekly 3 Up, 3 Down segment after talking about the impact of Tyler Toffoli's injury and we discuss what players are untouchable in a Habs rebuild, should they decide to go that route.
34 min
Episode 508 - Welcome to the Wack Parade
Is having another goalie's name chanted in your barn bad? The hosts discuss this, Brendan Gallagher trade rumours, and answer listener questions in the Friday Mailbag!
29 min
Episode 507 - Carey Price Sightings and Jake Ev...
We talk about Carey Price skating in goalie gear and testing out his knee, Dominique Ducharme's comments about Jake Evans, and our Locked On Canadiens Fancypants Book Club recommendations of the week.
30 min
Episode 506 - Norlinder to the AHL, and Team Ta...
The Habs send Mattias Norlinder to the AHL, and Montreal manages to find a new way to lose against Tampa Bay!
27 min
Episode 505 - Should the Habs see what they cou...
The Canadiens injury list gets longer and longer by the day, which almost forces them to tank the season. We discuss whether the Canadiens should trade Jake Allen in that case, and then talk about the latest from the rumor mill regarding the Habs front office.
27 min
Episode 504 - Jeff Gorton's first moves and the...
Jeff Gorton has made his first moves since joining the Canadiens, the GM search has new interesting names, and the weekly "Three Up, Three Down" segment all inside today's show!
28 min
Episode 503 - Jeff Gorton's Herculean Task and ...
Have the Habs hit rock bottom, or is there further to fall? Plus, Ben Chiarot's trade value, coaching woes, and more in our weekly Friday mailbag.
31 min
Episode 502 - Martin Brodeur says no to Montreal
The latest on the Canadiens GM search, and part two of our interview with Sean Fitzgerald!
29 min
Episode 501 - Patrick Roy wants Habs GM job, an...
Patrick Roy has spoken to the media expressing interest in becoming the general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, and we discuss our thoughts on that. We then welcome Sean Fitz-Gerald to the show and we discuss his book and the state of minor hockey in Canada.
31 min
Episode 500 - The Habs ruined our 500th show
Locked on Canadiens celebrates 500 episodes despite the Habs best efforts
28 min
Episode 499 - Canadiens Fire Marc Bergevin and ...
Special Guest Andrew Berkshire joins us to discuss the Canadiens firing Marc Bergevin, Trevor Timmins, and Paul Wilson, and the addition of Jeff Gorton to the Habs front office. We discuss potential candidates for the GM position and what Jeff Gorton may bring to the table in his new role.
40 min
Episode 498 - Friday Mailbag: Canadiens Front O...
In today's mailbag episode, Julian McKenzie joins us to answer mailbag questions about potential future changes in the Canadiens front office, whether Mattias Norlinder will become a solid playmaking defenseman, whether the Habs should experiment with Hoffman on the first line, horror movies, and more.
48 min
Episode 497 - Geoff Molson's Silence, Olympic J...
We talk about how Geoff Molson has yet to make any comment on the state of the Montreal Canadiens so far, about how elements of skill are failing to come together to form a system on the ice, what Laval Rocket games at Place Bell are like, hockey jersey critiques, and rate Thanksgiving sides.
31 min
Episode 496 - Wait the Oilers want Ben Chiarot?
Could Ben Chiarot soon be on his way to Alberta? Is Jordan Harris not going to sign? Plus the LOC Book Club in the latest episode!
25 min
Episode 495 - Amanda Suzuki on Nick's Hockey Ca...
We ask Amanda Suzuki about her sons Nick and Ryan and their journeys to the NHL, what it was like when Nick was traded to Montreal from Vegas, where he gets his confidence, the Olympics, and more.
38 min
Episode 494 - Will the real Canadiens please st...
The Habs followed up one of their worst games of the year against Pittsburgh with one of their better efforts against Nashville, so who are the real Habs?
31 min
Episode 493 - Friday Mailbag: Niku, Ylonen, Tea...
In this week's Friday Mailbag, we answer questions about how close Jesse Ylonen is to being called up by the Montreal Canadiens, when they plan on using Sami Niku, what teams we hate and which ones we secretly love, and more!
32 min
Episode 492 - The NHL has an officiating problem
Mattias Norlinder is going to make his NHL debut, the Habs lose Adam Brooks and more inside the latest show!
23 min
Episode 491 - Channel your Inner Pezzetta and Go
We discuss Cayden Primeau's performance and the case for giving him more starts, the importance of rest for players playing through injuries, and the strong aggressive forechecking by the call-ups from Laval.
24 min
Episode 490 - Nick Suzuki, Future Olympian?
The hosts debate the potential chance Nick Suzuki makes Team Canada, check in on the prospects, and discuss hockey books!
26 min
Episode 489 - What is going on with Jeff Petry?
We recap the weekend's games, and do our weekly 3 Up, 3 Down segment before moving on to the second half of our mailbag questions left over from the Friday episode.
33 min
Episode 488 - Habs topple Flames with Big Nick ...
Nick Suzuki led the Habs to a big win over the Calgary Flames, the hosts have the recap and the Friday Mailbag!
31 min
Episode 487 - Habs-Flames Preview with The Scor...
In today's episode, we talk about how the Calgary Flames have managed to come out of the gate to a scorching start, underrated Flames players, and more with our special guests Ramina and Nathan from The Scorchstack
37 min
Episode 486 - Habs fall in OT, Carey Price speaks
The Canadiens finally played a fun game even if they lost in overtime and Carey Price speaks for the first time since entering the Player Assistance Program
26 min
Episode 485 - Phillip Danault Returns to Montreal
Habs long term injury updates, LA Kings at Montreal Canadiens preview, hockey book recommendations.
22 min
Episode 484 - So who is to blame in Montreal?
The Montreal Canadiens found a new, devastating way to lose on Saturday night against Vegas and neither host has any idea where they go from here.
29 min
Episode 483 - Friday Mailbag: A Familiar Refrain
We quickly recap the Habs game against the Islanders before answering mailbag questions such as how long Cole Caufield should stay in Laval, fun nicknames for Michael Pezzetta, whether the Habs should go the Ted Lasso route, and more.
32 min
Episode 482 - Everyone relax about Cole Caufiel...
The hosts welcome Chris Peters from Daily Faceoff to discuss Cole Caufield and his struggles, but also some of the other Habs prospects in the NCAA right now!
26 min
Episode 481 - Key Players Finally Lead Habs to Win
Strong performances from Brendan Gallagher, Jeff Petry, Josh Anderson, and especially Nick Suzuki lead the Montreal Canadiens to a win over the Detroit Red Wings. Plus: Michael Pezzetta's NHL debut, Jonathan Drouin's injury, and the possible return of Carey Price soon.
27 min
Episode 480 - Are the Habs openly tanking already?
It's been a bad ten games, and there are a lot of worrying signs that the Canadiens are throwing their hat into the ring for Shane Wright. The hosts breakdown today's roster news and more!
30 min
Episode 479 - Sending Caufield Down Will Not Fi...
We talk about all the things currently ailing this Montreal Canadiens team, which all boil down to a bad system implemented by Dominique Ducharme. Plus we debut our 3 Up, 3 Down segment that we will feature every Monday from now on.
30 min
Episode 478 - Jake Allen is God now
It's the Friday Mailbag, and the hosts stay up until super late o' clock to discuss the Habs and Sharks game!
31 min
Episode 477 - Shark Bait
Content warning: we start this episode by discussing the findings in the report on the Blackhawks' cover up of sexual assault allegations within their organization. We then move on to discuss the Habs' game tonight in San Jose. Finally, we debut a new weekly segment: the prospect roundup.
29 min
Episode 476 - Habs crushed by Kraken
It was an absolute No Bones Day for the Canadiens in Seattle
25 min
Episode 475 - Montreal Canadiens at Seattle Kra...
Special guest Marisa Ingemi of the Seattle Times joins us for a preview of the Habs game in Seattle tonight. What has been the Kraken's style of play so far this season? What will the Habs need to do to beat them? Plus: the atmosphere at the Kraken Home opener, and more.
27 min
Episode 474 - Hathieu Perreault
The Habs trounced Detroit 6-1, and the hosts have plenty of thoughts on the game!
26 min
Episode 473 - Habs Flattened by Hurricanes and ...
Ian of the Nosebleeds podcast joins Laura to recap the game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Montreal Canadiens, and answer questions for our weekly Habs mailbag.
38 min
Episode 472 - The Habs Need Stability: The View...
With Laura still flying solo, special guest Ian of Rabid Habs and the Nosebleeds podcast joins us to break down the different directions the Habs could go in and moves they can make to improve the team with Marc Bergevin's future with the Canadiens uncertain for now.
37 min
Episode 471 - Sharkbitten: should the Habs go a...
Special guest Kyle Demetrius of Locked On Sharks joins Laura, hosting solo today, to recap the game between the Canadiens and the Sharks, and discuss the battle for the Calder between Cole Caufield and William Eklund. Plus: should the Habs go all in on a rebuild?
31 min
Episode 470 - Hollywood Marc Bergevin?
The hosts discuss the rumours linking Marc Bergevin to Los Angeles, and take a look at the prospects around the organization.
26 min
Episode 469 - A Fundamental Change the Habs Nee...
We discuss the reasons the Habs are 0-3 to start the season and what they will need to do to right the ship. Plus, what is actually going right for the Canadiens.
26 min
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