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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

Canadiens Draft Grades

What an incredible draft Marc Bergevin and his staff just pulled off. With seven picks in this years draft Bergevin nailed one pick after the other. Here are my thoughts about each prospect and their draft grade.

Round 1 (Pick 3)- Alexander Galchenyuk Analysis: Great pick by Bergevin. Big, strong, skilled centerman will be a key piece in bringing the Habs back to the promised land. Grade: A+
Round 2 (Pick 33)- Sebastien Collberg
Analysis: Highly skilled Swedish forward was expected by many to be a first rounder. Another great pick by Mr. Bergevin. Grade: A
Round 2 (Pick 51)- Dalton Thrower Analysis: Big, nasty, physical defender will be a very good depth player for a long time. Along with his nasty hits he also has offensive upside. Another great pick. Grade: A
Round 3 (Pick 64)- Tim Bozon Analysis: Skilled forward put up 71 points this season in the WHL this season in 71 games. Grade: B+
Round 4 (Pick 94)- Brady Vail Analysis: Gritty 2 way center plays a very strong defensive game wi…

Michel Therrien Hired As Habs Head Coach

Marc Bergevin continued adding pieces to the puzzle early Tuesday morning when he hired former Habs and Penguins head coach, Michel Therrien. Therrien spent 3 seasons as the Habs head coach before being fired in 2002- 2003. While with Pittsburgh, his team made the playoffs three out of four times. Born in Montreal, Therrien returns to his home town for a second stint as the Habs head coach. He has yet to name his assistant coaches.

Personally, I am not a big fan of this move. I have never been a Therrien fan, but I won't judge him just yet. Only time will tell. Let me know what you guys think of this move in the comment box below!

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