"I was born in a dark year, the last year the Leafs won the cup--and they defeated Les Canadiens to do it. It struck me after we celebrated our 50th podcast that I should share that I am looking forward to celebrating my 50th birthday and the Leafs 50th year without the Cup next year.
With a little luck, I will celebrate my centenary and the Leafs centenary without the Cup in 2067."
This poignant reflection comes from Habsworld co-host Paul Macleod, after we recorded our golden anniversary podcast with Jonathan Rebelo and myself, Norm Szcyrek. Topics discussed spanned the Habs games of the previous two weeks, including their 5 game road trip, the unfortunate injuries to Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais, the 10-1 defeat of Colorado, another epic clash with the Bruins, some around the NHL topics including the first NHL coach fired this season, and more. This podcast was recorded the evening of December 13, 2016.
The Habsworld podcast boys (Paul MacLeod, Jonathan Rebello, Norm Szcyrek) are back to talk Habs. The last few weeks of Canadiens games were discussed, along with some reminiscing about past Habs injuries, and an in depth discussion based on a forum question about the Habs youngsters and who we have the highest hopes for succeeding. We also talked about a few of the struggling Habs players, the handling/mishandling of Greg Pateryn, a post game analysis of the then just completed home victory over Carolina, the Las Vegas expansion team with regards to the Habs mandatory protected players, a little about some non-hockey topics, and more. This podcast was recorded the evening of November 24th 2016.
The 2016-17 season premiere of the Habsworld podcast had the full crew in attendance. Hosts Jonathan Rebelo, Paul Macleod joined Norm Szcyrek to discuss the Canadiens strong start to the season after the first dozen games. Is it too soon to celebrate their success, or do Montreal fans need to take a wait-and-see approach? The newcomers to the team were all discussed, including Shea Weber, Andrew Shaw, Alexander Radulov, Arturi Lehkonnen, and Al Montoya. We also talked about the embarrassing 10-0 loss against Columbus, the demotion of rookie Mikhail Sergachev, the cold and hot streaks of a few Habs players, and a few discussions about topics around the NHL. This podcast was recorded the evening of November 9, 2016.
The Habs offseason has been an emotional one, and this edition of the Habsworld podcast has it covered. Hosts Norm Szcyrek, Paul Macleod and Jonathan Rebelo discussed several topics, including an in depth look at the blockbuster PK Subban for Shea Weber trade, the acquisition of Andrew Shaw, the departure of Lars Eller, associate coach Kirk Muller's return to Montreal and the impact he may have, along with free agent signings of Alexander Radulov , Al Montoya and Zach Redmond. The hosts also shared some thoughts on the Habs first round draft pick Mikhail Sergachev and talked about which players may surprise and end up starting next season in Montreal. This podcast was recorded the evening of August 7th, 2016.
The Canadiens 2015-16 season is finally over, and the Habsworld gang of Norm Szcyrek, Jonathan Rebelo and Paul Macleod performed their post-mortum of the team. Topics included the mishandling of Carey Price, the mismanagement by Montreal's coaches, the future of PK Subban, and playoff discussions. It was not all doom and gloom as we also talked about a few highlights of the season and had a few chuckles along the way. This podcast was recorded the evening of April 12, 2016.
Is the Habs glass half full or half empty? That is what Habsworld podcast hosts Norm Szcyrek, Jonathan Rebelo and Paul Macleod debated while discussing the teams current slump. Recent trades and player moves were also reviewed along with other news from around the NHL. This podcast was recorded the evening of January 16, 2016. We encountered technical difficulties near the middle of this podcast recording; our apologies for this issue.
HabsWorld hosts Norm Szcyrek, Jonathan Rebelo and Paul Macleod suffered from deja vu, talking about the Carey Price re-injury and its impact on the Habs, as well as the impact of the Brendan Gallagher & other Habs injuries. Several topics were discussed including the performance of the call up players (Andrighetto, Holloway , Thomas, Carr), the upcoming Winter Classic game, power play improvements, the recent play of Alex Galchenyuk, Nathan Beaulieu's latest fight in Columbus which lead to an interesting debate on concussions and fighting in the NHL. We also spent time reminscing about the 20 year anniversary of the Patrick Roy trade and its' impact on the Canadiens, and a few interesting topics in Around The NHL. This podcast was recorded on the evening of December 6th, 2015. We look forward to getting your feedback on iTunes, Podomatic, Twitter, Facebook and/or the HabsWorld forum.
HabsWorld hosts Norm Szcyrek, Jonathan Rebelo and Paul Macleod had some interesting discussions regarding Carey Price's injury status and the Habs continued strong play. We discussed the surprising play of Dale Weise and what his future plans might be, and the impressive performances by Michael Condon and Paul Byron . Recent events like the benching of Alex Semin, last Saturday's eventuful Bruins game, a few around the NHL topics and Jonathan shared a funny story about a special game in Boston he attended. This podcast was recorded on the evening of November 9, 2015.
The first HabsWorld podcast of the 2015-16 season was hosted by Norm Szcyrek and rookie co-host Paul Macleod. The guys were talking about the red-hot Canadiens team record breaking winning streak of 9 games, going into some detail on why they've been so successful. Topics also included the play of Habs newcomers Alex Semin, Tomas Fleischman and Mike Condon. A look at Montreal's upcoming West coast road trip, along with some NHL news involving the first coach to be fired and his replacement. This podcast was recorded on the evening of October 25, 2015.
The HabsWorld podcast gang of Jonathan Rebelo and Norm Szcyrek are back to discuss the upcoming Habs 2015-16 NHL season. Topics included the surprising news about Zack Kassian off the ice, off season Habs moves & news, pre-season talk, Max "C" Pacioretty, the final roster , which players were waived & which players stayed, as well as a few recent around the NHL topics. This podcast was recorded on the evening of October 10, 2015.