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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

Round 2 Playoff Predictions

I went a brutal 4/8 (50%) in my first round predictions. Let's hope round 2 is better.

Western Conference
#2 St. Louis Blues vs. #8 Los Angeles Kings
Prediction: Blues in 6

#3 Phoenix Coyotes vs. #4 Nashville Predators
Prediction: Predators in 6

Eastern Conference
#1 New York Rangers vs. #7 Washington Capitals
Prediction: Rangers in 5

#5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #6 New Jersey Devils
Prediction: Flyers in 6


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Top 5 NHL Playoff Rituals

5. Orange Crush
This one isn't really a tradition but it's so cool to look at I couldn't leave it out. Watching the Philadelphia Flyers in the playoffs is a thing of beauty. With every Flyer fan in the building rocking their home team's orange jersey, it really is an amazing site.

4. The Whiteout
What originally started out as a tradition in Winnipeg has become one of the coolest things to see during the playoffs. The sea of white surrounding the ice in Phoenix looks awesome, especially when it's a sold out crowd. Props to the fans for keeping this amazing tradition alive.

3. Rat Trick
This tradition doesn't date as far back as the other ones but it's still pretty cool. Back in 1995- 1996 season, when the Florida Panthers last made the playoffs, one of their players Scott Mellanby killed a rat in the locker room. After winning that series and eventually going on to lose to Colorado in the cup finals, a tradition was born, it was called: The Rat Trick

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Thank You, Merci: Habs Say Thanks

Check out this video. Gives me goosebumps. Enjoy.


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Round 1 Playoff Predictions

I'm gonna make this short and sweet. No explanations just which team is winning and in how many games.

Eastern Conference
#1 New York Rangers vs. #8 Ottawa Senators
Prediction: Senators in 7

#2 Boston Bruins vs. #7 Washington Capitals
Prediction: Bruins in 5

#3 Florida Panthers vs. #6 New Jersey Devils
Prediction: Devils in 6

#4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. #5 Philadelphia Flyers
Prediction: Penguins in 7

Western Conference
#1 Vancouver Canucks vs. #8 Los Angeles Kings
Prediction: Kings in 7

#2 St. Louis Blues vs. #7 San Jose Sharks
Prediction: Blues in 6

#3 Phoenix Coyotes vs. #6 Chicago Blackhawks
Prediction: Blackhawks in 7

#4 Nashville Predators vs. #5 Detroit Red Wings
Prediction: Predators in 7

I will be doing round by round predictions throughout the playoffs so don't forget to tune in before the start every round.


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Updating The GM Search

I just wanted to quickly update the Habs search for their next general manager. According to Pierre Lebrun of TSN, Canadiens management has spoken to Tampa Bay's assistant GM Julien Brisebois and player agent Pat Brisson about the vacant GM spot. Francois Gagnon of RDS reported that the Habs have also contacted Blackhawks assistant GM Marc Bergevin for the job. There is also a report saying that Vincent Damphousse has declined an offer given to him by the team. Let the fun begin.

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