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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

10 Thoughts on October

1. What an absolutely atrocious start to the season. I can barely think of one positive on this roster right now.

2. Carey Price needs to be a lot better.

3. Alex Galchenyuk needs an opportunity. Another waste of talent in Montreal.

4. Victor Mete has been awesome. Great find.

5. Karl Alzner's contract is looking pretty brutal right now.

6. What happened to Jeff Petry????

7. Tomas Plekanec just doesn't have it anymore. Should be his last season in Montreal.

8. Max Pacioretty. Gotta be the leader. Gotta be the go to guy. Time to figure it out.

9. Mario Tremblay. Shame on this guy for releasing the "info" he did about Galchenyuk. If it's true, its a breach of Alex's privacy. If it's a lie, shame on him.

10. Sorry to be that guy, but we're in for a long season people. RIP season 2017-18. Sad!
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Thoughts on the Playoff Run

1) Tough way to end an amazing playoff run. From the comeback(s) against Ottawa to beating the Bruins, this was truly an amazing team to watch.

2) What's even more incredible? Galchenyuk- 20 years old, Beaulieu- 21, Tinordi- 22, Gallagher- 22, Tokarski- 24, Eller- 25, Pacioretty- 25, PK- 25, Price- 26. That's a bright, bright future.

3) Lars Eller was the Habs' best, and most consistent player this postseason. Eller was great game in and game out and has become a really important player on this roster.

4) In 5 playoff games, Alex Galchenyuk was the difference maker we expected him to be. Now imagine him in 3 years, playing centre with Brendan Gallagher by his side. Consistent 80+ point seasons is seriously possible.

5) For all the David Desharnais haters out there, if you watched any games this postseason, you'd see how important this player is. Not only to Max Pacioretty, but to the team. As good as he is offensively, Desharnais has improved his defensive game by leap…

Eastern Conference Finals: Thoughts on Game 5 vs. New York

1) With their second win in the ECF, this is officially the best Habs' best playoff run since '93.

2) Whoever found playoff Rene Bourque, thank you. 9 regular season goals, 8 playoff goals.

3) John Moore better get 2 games for that hit on Weise. Filthy, just like Prust's hit.

4) Josh Gorges is on a mission; to kill Dustin Tokarski. For some reason, Gorges has ended up on top of Ticker, alone or with a Ranger, at least 5 times this series. He must be pretty good friends with Budaj.

5) The big guns stepped up tonight. Big games from Galchenyuk, Plekanec, Pacioretty, Markov, Bourque and Eller. That Subban guy wasn't bad either.

6) I love Brian Gionta, but he has pretty much played himself out of a contract for next year. Worse than his 14 straight games without a goal is the fact that he has yet to even affect the outcome of a game in this series. Same goes for Plekanec, however, things may change with his goal tonight.

7) Bourque, Weise and Eller were incredible tonight.…

Eastern Conference Finals: Thoughts on Game 3 vs. New York

1) Brandon Prust needs to be suspended. Blatant elbow to the head. No room for that stuff.

2) Say whatever you want about bad contracts like Briere and Desharnais. None of them are worse than Alexei Emelin's. And I'm not just saying that because of the last goal. He's slow, doesn't move the puck well and makes so many questionable decisions. I'm still trying to figure out why he was on the ice protecting a one goal lead in the last minute.

3) Andrei Markov played some inspired hockey tonight. Best game since the Boston series.

4) Heroic effort from Dustin Tokarski. Neither of the Rangers' goals should've gone in.

5) Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta have been awful this series. That didn't change tonight. They have to be way better if the Habs are going to win this series.

6) My boy Alex Galchenyuk with the winner. What a beauty.

7) Max Pacioretty has been incredible this series. 1 assist and 3 shots tonight, but even more impressive is how much Therrien …

Eastern Conference Finals: Thoughts on Game 1 vs. New York

1) Well that was fun, wasn't it? Habs were absolutely dominated, and are now 0-6 this season in afternoon games.

2) Screw afternoon games.

3) No matter what the score was in that game, it's only 1-0 Rangers in the series.

4) Everyone say a prayer tonight for Carey Price. If Price can't play (knock on wood) the Habs are cooked.

5) Alexei Emelin and Andrei Markov are slow. I wonder who would win a race between those two, and Thomas Vanek.

6) Speaking of Vanek, boy did he look uninterested. While his body may be in Montreal, his head is in Minnesota.

7) Ryan McDonagh had 4 points, which equals Scott Gomez's point total with the Habs.

8) Good news is Max Pacioretty was the Habs' best forward tonight. A lot of good chances and was skating really well today.

9) As the great Carey Price said, "Winners regroup".

10) Monday will be much different. Habs now understand who they are up against, and will come out flying in game 2. I'm predicting a 3-1 win.

Game 2 …

Round 2: Thoughts on Game 7 vs. Boston

1) I don't even know where to start. Wow. What a feeling. What a team.

2) Dale Weise. Gotta find a way to sign this guy. 1 goal, 4 hits, and played pretty much the perfect game. Amazing story.

3) Danny Briere had 2 points tonight on 9 shifts (8:06 TOI). That's a point on 22% of his shifts. Also has 7 points in 5 career game 7s, and has a 4-1 record.

4) Max Pacioretty is back. Watch out, New York.

5) Nathan Beaulieu has 2 points in his first 2 playoff games. Stud.

6) I never, ever, ever, want to hear that Tuukka Rask is a better goalie than Carey Price. Ever.

7) Speaking of Price, including the olympics, Carey has allowed 2 goals in 5 elimination games, this year.

8) David Desharnais had himself a game. DD outworked every Bruin that came near him, and made a hell of a pass to Pacioretty on the Habs' second goal.

9) Heroic effort from Tomas Plekanec tonight. In his classic Plekanec way, he was one of the best players on the ice, yet still managed to go unnoticed. He played 23…

Round 2: Thoughts on Game 6 vs. Boston

1) Nathan Beaulieu. I don't even know where to start. 1 assist, +2 in 9 minutes of ice time, but that doesn't even tell the whole story. Beaulieu was engaged, skated extremely well and did not seem nervous or out of place at all. While his assist was a great heads up play, it's that amazing blocked shot that really caught my eye. G-d knows what took so long to get this kid in the lineup, but I think it's safe to say that he won't be going anywhere for a while.

2) PK had another very solid night, but I have to admit, there's one part of his game that drives me absolutely nuts. PK has a cannon, which was on display last game, yet he hesitates to shoot the puck. PK has to understand that you don't always have to shoot to necessarily score, but rather shoot to create opportunities. Not one goalie in this league, not even Carey Price, can control the rebound of a PK Subban bomb from the point. The more PK shoots, the more the Habs will score.

3) Welcome back to …