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Josh Gorges took losing Game 6 pretty hard

May 30, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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The Montreal Canadiens’ loss in Game 6 to the New York Rangers was their second Eastern Conference Final defeat in five seasons. For Habs defenseman Josh Gorges, he was there for both of them and those defeats hit him hard.

Following Montreal’s 1-0 loss in Game 6 to end their season, Gorges opened up about how he feels like time is getting away from him as Arpon Basu of NHL.com shared via Twitter.

“I’m a little bit lost for words because I’m still trying to process this. I’m still stunned. It’s tough,” Gorges said. “You’ve got to think that my career is more than half over and you still haven’t reached that next level.”

You can give Gorges a pass for sounding dire after a tough series loss, but as a NHL player he may have a point.

Gorges, 29, has been in the NHL for nine seasons, the vast majority of those with the Canadiens. He was part of the Habs team that made the Eastern Final in 2010 before losing to the Philadelphia Flyers in five games.

All that said, this Canadiens team was very good and Gorges is under contract with them for four more years. The chances he’ll get another crack at making it to the Stanley Cup Final are better than not.

  1. justinhbhb - May 30, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Only reason he should be mad is for being the deflection for numerous Rangers goals lol

  2. stepanup - May 30, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    With how much young talent Montreal has, with really cheap contacts in the short term, I’d expect Montreal to be very active in free agency. Particularly after Matt Niskanen.

  3. matt14gg - May 30, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    I’m happy the Canadiens lost, because they play a despicable style that is bad for the league. And for the record, for all the Habs who claimed they “earned respect”, that is rubbish. You’ve done nothing and the rest of the league looks at you and laughs at how you think you are somehow on some other level cuz you made it to the third round. That’s a joke, but it’s typical of a team, fan base and media that exist mostly in a fantasy land.

    All that said Gorges is an excellent player who truly plays his ass off at all times. He’s the kind of player you can respect, regardless of the team he plays for.

    • thesportsjudge - May 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM

      I love that word…rubbish. So funny.

      • kaptaanamerica - May 30, 2014 at 7:43 PM

        You know what’s rubbish? The style the rangers play… flopping and diving everywhere. A/V up to his old tricks.

      • thesportsjudge - May 31, 2014 at 8:52 AM

        I wouldn’t know. I’m not a Rangers fan. I don’t have NBCSN to watch most of these playoff games either.

    • imleftcoast - May 30, 2014 at 12:58 PM

      Matt, playing games on your computer is not competing in a sport. You and the 13 other thumbs up are an embarrassment, and that’s saying a lot when it’s PHT.

    • nhlfan14 - May 30, 2014 at 6:13 PM

      And which world are you living? It’s obvious you are getting your information from filtered sources.

  4. canadatude - May 30, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Obviously, Matt has never personally competed in any contest at a high level. Just a couch potato who likes to sling mud.
    When any athlete or team can’t reach it’s goal, there is always disappointment. Only one team can win a championship in any sport. The Rangers with their dirty tactics will be crushed by the western champ.

    • homieshome - May 31, 2014 at 5:15 AM

      Canadatude, you Sir are a typical Canadiens fans, you act like a whiny brat who would die before they ever lose with any dignity so you call the winning team names and make up lies & excuses. You make me so happy that we beat you. All teams have a few classless jerks but none are mostly made up of them like Habs nation. I have nothing but respect for your team however.

  5. rrsm53 - May 30, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    oh canadatude, the rangers with their dirty tactics, what series did you just watch troll. Your stinking canadians spent more time flopping, diving, and acting like they got shot, they use their sticks like a pitch fork and you want to talk about the rangers and their tactics. Crying in your lousy molson beer. LOL

    • nhlfan14 - May 30, 2014 at 6:16 PM

      Would be nice if you at least made the effort to spell the team name right….I suppose you think that your rangers will get away with their premeditated antics in the Final?

    • kaptaanamerica - May 30, 2014 at 7:45 PM

      Who drinks Molson you mook it’s labatt blue… up here

      • thesportsjudge - May 31, 2014 at 8:56 AM

        LaBatt Blue is my beer of choice.

  6. homieshome - May 31, 2014 at 5:10 AM

    He’s been in the league for 8 seasons, not 9. Anyways, i’m a Rangers fan so i’m happy we beat them but being on the winning side of a 6 game series, that team was tougher than people think. They’re just a bit bi-polar, they dont always show their full potential on the ice. A few of those games they were scary good, others like game 6, they had as much energy as a dead man..

    • theblatche - May 31, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      Just saying, that team (the Canadiens) can be really really good if they wanted to be or knew how to be because they have the potential and the up-side to do it

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