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Michael Ziegler
Education: Bialik High School Class of 2013, Dawson College Class of 2015, McGill Political Science Student. Born and raised in Montreal, the Canadiens have always been a big part of my life. What started out as a way to blow off some steam after a tough loss in the 2011 playoffs eventually became a popular hit with Facebook friends around the internet. On PGT, I like to dissect each and every Habs game and promote discussion about the team. Other interests: Aside from Hockey and sports in general, I love music. During the summer I work for Camp Wingate, a sleep-away sports camp just north of Montreal. Favourite places in Webspace: If you are looking for the latest news around the NHL, visit For more Montreal Canadiens talk, visit, or

5 Coaching Candidates For The Habs Next Season

When Pierre Gauthier gave Randy Cunneyworth the "interim" tag as the head coach after Jacques Martin was fired, we all new that he wouldn't be returning to the Canadiens next season. Here is a list of the top five candidates for bench boss duties in Montreal come 2012-2013.

5. Larry Robinson
Big Bird, as they call him, would be an amazing coach for the Canadiens. Robinson was an incredible defenseman for the Habs back in the days and in my opinion a return to Montreal is necessary. While I do think Robinson is better suited for a defensive coaching gig, I would have no objection to him being the main man behind the bench in Montreal. Having him behind the bench, in any way, would be essential for the development of players like P.K. Subban, Jarred Tinordi and Nathan Beaulieu.

4. Pierre Gauthier

4.  Guy Carbonneau
As most of you know, Carbonneau was the coach of the Canadiens only a few years back. Most of you should also remember that he led the team to a first place regular season standings. I know many of you may be thinking that you don't bring back a coach that you fired only a couple years back. However, this is a completely new team and a return for Guy could be in the near future. 

3. Vincent Damphousse 
This one may to come the surprise of many as nobody has really ever talked of Damphousse coaching. However, I do believe that Vincent could be a very good coach for this team. He played in the NHL for a long time and knows his stuff, he is French, he is from Quebec and he is a very fiery guy and someone the players would like to play for.

2. Marc Crawford
Right now, Crawford is working for TSN as an analyst. However, before his work with TSN he was an NHL coach with the Quebec Nordiques/ Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks and Dallas Stars. Crawford is a Stanley cup champion and because of his time in Quebec, he is french speaking. Crawford 
would be a very good coach in Montreal and it would be smart of management to go after him.

1. Patrick Roy
French-speaking, fiery guy, former Hab. Need I say more?


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