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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

NHL100 Classic

In one of the multiple outdoor NHL games this season, the Canadiens will face the Ottawa Senators at TD Stadium in Ottawa on December 16th.

Here are more details, as well as the newly released jerseys:

For tickets:

Jordie Benn

How's this for a stat; in just 29 games, Jordie Benn has already set a career high in goals with 4. That is more than all star defensemen Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns, Victor Hedman and Dustin Byfuglien... COMBINED!!

Check this tweet out from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News:

Injury Report

After missing 5 straight games with a lower body injury, Shea Weber returned last Saturday night for the Canadiens rout of the Red Wings.

Arturri Lekhonen is still sidelined with a lower body injury, but started skating this week.

Jonathan Drouin missed the short road trip to Detroit last week, also due to a lower body injury. He was supposed to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Blues, but caught a virus, causing him to miss two more games.

Al Montoya is still out with a concussion.

Daniel Carr

What a story this kid is. Not the biggest, not the fastest, not the most skilled, but he just has a knack for scoring goals. Since the Canadiens called him up from the Laval Rocket four games ago, Carr has amassed 6 points and is leading a very productive fourth line in Montreal.

It seems as if he has cemented his spot on the roster. Well deserved.


Quick hitter: the Habs have traded AHL forward Patrick Holland to the New York Rangers in exchange for fellow AHLer Adam Cracknell.

More from CBC:

Here's the hilarious tweet Cracknell sent out after the trade:


22 years to the day the Canadiens lost 11-1 at the Forum the Detroit Red Wings, and Patrick Roy played his last game as a Montreal Canadien, the Canadiens returned the favour. Visiting the Bell Centre, the Red Wings were demolished by the Habs in what turned out to be a 10-1 rout for the home team. You know what they say, karma's a b*tch.

More on the game from CBC:

Price's Return

Carey Price has returned from his injury and currently owns a 5-1-1 record since rejoining the Canadiens. His impact on the team is quite obvious when he's playing up to his standards. Interesting to see if Montreal can make a playoff push with their best player back in the lineup!