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Habsent Minded Episode 4.2: Shea Weber’s career in jeopardy

After the expansion draft, a look towards what’s next — including the possible end for the team’s captain.

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With the Expansion Draft behind us, we look forward towards the NHL Entry Draft and free agency.

Patrik Bexell, Jared Book, Matt Drake and Anton Rasegård get together to talk about Marc Bergevin’s comments that Shea Weber is not expected back for the 2021-22 season, and that the injuries will “probably” end his career.

What does this mean for the Canadiens defence, and what can they use the salary cap relief for? How do they replace Weber’s minutes?

They also discuss Jonathan Drouin’s return, Phillip Danault’s contract talks, and losing Cale Fleury to the Seattle Kraken. While losing Fleury is not necessarily ideal, they had to lose someone and it will likely have a minimal risk to the organization both short and long term.

Finally, they look at some of their favourite prospects heading into the weekend’s NHL Draft. Who are some players that the crew have their eye on?