Fantasy Hockey Podcast: 31 Beats: Montreal Canadiens ft. Arpon Basu

Elan Dubrofsky


In the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast’s 31 Beats series, Elan and Brian are on a league-wide odyssey to explore the fantasy present and future landscapes of each of the NHL’s 31 teams, gathering info by interviewing the people who know them best: beat writers!

In this episode Elan is joined by the Editor-in-Chief of The Athletic Montréal and Athlétique Montréal Arpon Basu to talk about the Montreal Canadiens’ rocky 2019/20 season and what to expect moving forward. Topics discussed include:

  • What caused the Habs to fall off after a strong start?
  • How ingrained is the top line of Danault/Tatar/Gallagher?
  • Is Tatar really a 70+ point player now?
  • Does Max Domi have a future in Montreal if he wants to play center?
  • Has Drouin turned over a new leaf?
  • How excited should we be about Suzuki?
  • When will Kotkaniemi get a crack at the top 6?
  • Could Caufield crack the team next season?
  • What was with that whole thing where Weber was maybe retiring but then played later that week?
  • Can Petry continue to keep getting better?
  • Who’s to blame for Carey Price‘s fall off, Price or the Habs?
  • Who’s going to back up Price next season?
  • and more!

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Players discussed on this episode include Jonathan Drouin, Phillip Danault, Brendan Gallagher, Max Domi,