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 871 - Montreal Canadiens sign Sean Mona...
Plenty of big news as the Habs re-sign a free agent in Sean Monahan, and some thoughts around Carey Price staying in the organization as well as Habs trade bait players.
27 min
Episode 870 - Montreal Canadiens leading up to ...
With just over a week to go before the 2023 NHL Entry Draft, the Montreal Canadiens fanbase and media are trying to guess what the Habs will do when the first round rolls around. Will they trade down from 5th overall and get two mid-first round picks instead? Will they stand pat? And what names are they rumoured to be interested in? Finally, we have a bit of a philosophical question from a listener, in which we discuss how much potential marketing revenue factors into draft day decisions.
30 min
Episode 869 - A Montreal Canadiens NHL Mock Dra...
Scott is back with the final Locked on Canadiens mock draft of the year!
28 min
Episode 868 - Are the Montreal Canadiens going ...
Are the Habs in the market to move up in the 2023 NHL Draft? What does a fair extension look like for Samuel Montembeault?
31 min
Episode 867 - Montreal Canadiens NHL Draft chat...
Elite Prospects puts out the definitive prospect guide for every NHL Entry Draft season and this year is no different. On today's show, we are delighted to welcome back David St Louis, the lead QMJHL scout for EP, to talk about some pertinent questions regarding the Montreal Canadiens and the choices at their disposal in the upcoming draft. We discuss the pros and cons of going for Ryan Leonard versus Will Smith, we talk about why David Reinbacher is so often talked about in this market as a potential Habs choice, and then answer listener questions.
44 min
Episode 866 - The Montreal Canadiens fire two o...
Scott and Laura discuss the potential impending return of Patrick Roy to the NHL, and more listener trade proposals!
29 min
Episode 865 - Should the Montreal Canadiens pla...
We continue our Montreal Canadiens mailbag from last week by tackling the following questions: Where should the Habs play Kirby Dach? At centre or at wing? Which free agents should the Canadiens target? Should they try to re-sign Sean Monahan? When can we expect the Habs to next make the playoffs? Could it be as soon as next year?
28 min
Episode 864 - What are the Montreal Canadiens u...
Scott is back from the Draft Combine in Buffalo, and there is plenty to unpack in today's episode!
27 min
Episode 863 - Montreal Canadiens mailbag: Juraj...
On today's Montreal Canadiens mailbag episode, Laura answers questions solo and tackles topics such as: what did the Habs see in Juraj Slafkovsky? Where will Owen Beck play next year? Does Adam Nicholas need to add to his staff? And more!
29 min
Episode 862 - More Pierre-Luc Dubois trade rumo...
Scott and Laura discuss the re-emergence of Dubois trade rumours and debate trade proposals from their listeners!
29 min
Episode 861 - Is the Joel Edmundson trade marke...
With the Flyers making big moves, have they set the market for the Montreal Canadiens?
27 min
Episode 860 - The Montreal Canadiens sign Cole ...
Cole Caufield and the Canadiens inked a new deal, and it might soon be one of the NHL's best.
27 min
Episode 859 - Montreal Canadiens Cole Caufield ...
Are the Montreal Canadiens and Cole Caufield closing in on a contract extension? A report from Tony Marinaro prior to the weekend certainly seems encouraging. Michel Pezzetta has been signed to a 2-year contract extension with the Habs and we have a lot of feelings about what this means for the player and the team. Finally, the NHL salary cap is set to remain stagnant for this year but is expected to rise quite a bit next year. We talk about how this affects the future of Kent Hughes' rebuild.
27 min
Episode 858 - Is David Reinbacher the best opti...
Scott and Laura discuss the latest in Mock Draft news, Josh Anderson's shoes and so much more!
27 min
Episode 857 - Montreal Canadiens NHL draft stra...
A soundbite from new Nashville Predators General Manager Barry Trotz has us thinking what we would like the Montreal Canadiens NHL Entry Draft strategy to be in the short and long term. We also would like to start a conversation with our listeners about which NHL teams are good at developing their talent and which ones have squandered good drafting. Plus: if there was a Ted Lasso style situation in the NHL, who would be who (rest assured that there are no Season 3 plot spoilers in this episode).
29 min
Episode 856 - Should the Montreal Canadiens tra...
Scott and Laura discuss the latest goalie news for the Canadiens, and whether or not the team should trade their first round pick at the NHL Draft!
25 min
Episode 855 - Montreal Canadiens deadline to si...
The Montreal Canadiens will need to sign Frederik Dichow and Joe Vrbetic by June 1 in order to retain their rights, and we talk about both players' future with the Habs. Later on in today's episode, we have some listener topic suggestions, in which we predict the opening night roster for next season, and compare the 2023 Florida Panthers Stanley Cup run to the 2021 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup run.
28 min
Episode 854 - Montreal Canadiens offseason misc...
On today's episode, Jay Forster of Locked On Blue Jackets joins us to talk some Montreal Canadiens offseason miscellany. First, we talk about where we think Josh Anderson might be traded to if it came to it. We then talk about the NHL Entry draft and who we would each target if we were give the choice on behalf of our teams. How good is Matvei Michkov and what would he mean to a team that would take a chance on him. We then move on the Pierre-Luc Dubois chatter and address the perception that he is a spoiled "diva." Finally, while the Toronto Maple Leafs are in a state of uncertainty, we speculate on other teams that could use their five core players in Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, Morgan Reilly, and John Tavares.
40 min
Episode 853 - Montreal Canadiens mailbag: who s...
It's the Friday Montreal Canadiens mailbag! We start the episode by talking about the IIHF World Championships before moving on to our mailbag. Questions this week include: should the Habs trade for Arizona Coyotes forward Clayton Keller? Which prospect will be available when the Habs draft with their Florida Panthers pick at 31st or 32nd? What other sports would we want to see the Habs play? And more.
27 min
Episode 852 - Dissecting Cole Caufield contract...
Scott is flying solo as he tackles Andrew Shaw's disappointing podcast interview, before looking at direct contract comparables for Cole Caufield.
26 min
Episode 851 - Winnipeg Jets wanted Nick Suzuki ...
The Montreal Canadiens and Pierre-Luc Dubois remain interested in each other, and we react to a report by Murat Ates of the Athletic that the Winnipeg Jets asked for Nick Suzuki in return for Dubois. We also react to the Athletic's mock draft as they mention a name we have not discussed here yet in Ryan Leonard. Plus: the importance of building a perennial contender as opposed to a one-and-done juggernaut.
26 min
Episode 850 - Should the Canadiens worry about ...
Scott and Laura discuss the potential for an 84 game season, and a potential return to the GM role for Marc Bergevin!
27 min
Episode 849 - European Football traditions we w...
While the Montreal Canadiens have been quiet lately, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been the opposite. We discuss Brendan Shanahan's decision to part ways with Kyle Dubas, how he handled the press conference announcing the change, and what this means for the Montreal Canadiens. We then turn our attention to an intriguing Habs mailbag question we received last week: what English Premier League or European Football traditions, rules, or procedures would we have the NHL adopt if we could? The transfer window? Academies instead of the NHL Entry Draft? Others?
29 min
Episode 848 - Grading wild Montreal Canadiens t...
Scott and Laura dive into the wildest of listener trade proposals for the Montreal Canadiens this summer!
28 min
Episode 847 - Montreal Canadiens prospect Lane ...
Montreal Canadiens prospect Lane Hutson has come a long way in his first year after being drafted by the Habs, firing on all cylinders and impressing on the world stage. We take the time to discuss his progress and his effort. We then talk about our wishlist for the Canadiens front office as well as the coaching staff. Finally, we discuss the news out of Tempe and the future, or lack thereof, of the Arizona Coyotes.
27 min