A Montreal Canadiens podcast hosted by Mike Bruce & John Wilson brings you outspoken thoughts and opinions with interviews surrounding the Habs and their fans. New Episodes weekly!
From Failing Hands Episode 164: Debate Night
1:36:55The boy are back to discuss some of the recent events on and off the ice this week starting with a passionate debate on whether the Habs organization will consider retiring the numbers of players who have not won a Stanley Cup - specifically Carey Price. They go onto discuss their positional concerns moving forward into next season and celebrate their favourite thing to happen during the 2021-22 season (all three had different answers... sort of)
From Failing Hands Episode 163: Marc-Andre Perreault
1:43:12After an extended break from guests, the boys invited back on of their favourites; the one and only Marc-Andre Perreault. We go down memory lane and chat about the Stanley Cup Finals run to what went wrong in the first half of the season to everything seemingly going right after Martin St. Louis' arrival. As always, the boys had a great time continuing the conversation and discussing a number of topics in and out of Habsland.
From Failing Hands Episode 162: Business vs. Personal
1:34:42The boys are back for a consecutive week for the first time in ages and they had plenty to say. They talked about the Leafs, the Bergevin era compared to the direction that the current Habs brass is taking, Drouin, who is expendable with the trade deadline coming up and whether we need to bring in a new goalie or two. Plus, Mo introduced his plan to bring in a new feature on social media by taking advantage of Twitter Spaces so the boys can chat with their fellow Habs fans during games! Stay tuned for that.
From Failing Hands Episode 161: Unchained
1:40:32The band is back together and they were ready to go! Given the lack of air time and the trouble getting Mo, John and Mike all in the same (virtual) room at the same time, there was a lot to catch up on. Since the last episode, Martin St. Louis has taken full effect as the Habs head coach, there has been a five-game winning streak, Tyler Toffoli is now a Calgary Flame and both of Montreal's shining young stars Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield are playing on a different planet. All that to say, they didn't shy away from what they think about moving on from certain players for the greater good, thoughts about trade rumour situations and random updates about Carey Price... skating.
From Failing Hands Episode 160: Head Coach Martin St. Louis?!
1:51:12The boys are back in town and you could not have asked for more perfect timing given the bombshell news that dropped this week. Dom Ducharme is out and Marty St. Louis is in as head coach of the Habs. The guys dissected the recent news as well as the Kent Hughes hire and discussed why this all just feels different this time around. They also discussed whether certain players would be next in line to get a change of scenery and even entertained the notion of Subban returning to his old stomping ground. After a month on the sidelines, you do not want to miss this episode!
From Failing Hands Episode 159: Vincent Trocheck
2:04:43Lock your doors, turn the flood lights on and set your alarms because the boys are back and looking for trouble. Just kidding - the guys covered the fantastic new hire for the Habs as friend of the podcast Chantal Machabee was named VP, Communications. They talked about why they think she’s a great choice and the uphill battle that awaits her. We welcomed NHL All-Star and Cane's sniper Vincent Trocheck [1:36:00] for a chat about his career, music, family his hometown of Pittsburgh. The guys also touched on the recent decision not to send NHL players to the Olympics and had some fun offering up their favorite binge watching shows in 2022. Spoiler: it’s not the Sopranos.
From Failing Hands Episode 158: ”Bush” League
1:42:20In one of the quickest turnarounds in FFH history, the boys got together again to add to their discussion about the Gorton hire especially given his recent press conference. It was a special episode in that they recorded immediately after the OT loss to the Predators and they were able to comment on the loss with fresh sets of eyes. They talked about what they liked, didn’t like and what to make of this lame duck season. They added to their discussion about Gorton, the coaching staff and what they would ideally like the new VP to do going forward. Is it a full rebuild? A hybrid approach? Tune in to find out!
From Failing Hands Episode 157: Welcome to the Gorton Era
1:16:39This was probably the most chaotic week in Montreal sports in the last decade as Marc Bergevin, Trevor Timmins and Paul Wilson all lost their jobs. The guys had their say on all of it, including what they thought of the hiring of Jeff Gorton, whether they believed in Molson’s two-man approach and who they thought would make a good candidate for the vacant GM job. They also discussed Bergevin’s legacy and whether he left us in a better position than when he started.
From Failing Hands Episode 156: Is It Time For Management To Play The Game?
1:41:46Coming off of a big 6-3 win over the Nashville Predators, the guys sat down to discuss what a win like that means to them given the inconsistency of this season so far. Marc Bergevin sat down for a series of interviews and mentioned a few things that included subjects that didn't sit well with Mike, John and Mo. They also talked about the Montreal market seeming to be against any sort of dramatic changes, including a "re-build" of any sort. Or, would they be for big changes at every level at this point? The guys discussed in a jam packed episode.
From Failing Hands Episode 155: Time to Act
1:54:16The boys let their feelings be heard once again this week on everything going on with the 3-9 Habs and tried desperately to shift gears and talk about other problems besides what they believe is coaching. Cole Caufield has been assigned to Laval, Carey Price is on his way back, the Canadiens can't seem to find anything to get them going in any of the three zones on the ice and Mike, John and Mo found themselves questioning what exactly it's going to take to turn this all around. And, while things aren't exactly great in Habsland, some fun was had as they sent out a reminder to their loyal listeners that they appreciate them tuning in given the state of this team.