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Patrick Roy inducted to Hall of Fame

  • Tonight Patrick Roy will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    Roy’s roots run long and deep within the Canadiens organization.

    What is your memory of Roy?

    I will always remember the 1993 Playoffs when he dominated and back stopped the Habs to their last cup.

    roy wink

    Does Roy’s #33 belong in the Bell Center’s rafters?

22 Comments
  1. #1 25th Cup says:
    November 13, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    I love the player but the reason why he has been so vocal lately? I dont know.

    I think its up to him if he wants to see 33 retired in Montreal. He definitely deserves it.

  2. #2 Alestar says:
    November 13, 2006 at 4:25 pm

    Arguably one of the greatest “money goalies” ever, he deserves to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    He is a love-him-or-hate-him kind of guy (loved when he was a Hab, hated him as an Av.), a fierce competitor with a giant chip on his shoulder, but he has done more than enough to earn that right.

    I’ll always remember that play-off series that he played against the Bruins with appendicitis…what a competitor.

    Congrats, Patrick!

    18

  3. #3 BC Habsfan says:
    November 13, 2006 at 4:38 pm

    I remeber in 1986, just a youing kid, watching the Habs and this young kid win the stanley Cup. My Memories of Roy stem for that point. He was a constant through out the years of watching the HAbs. If the team was down you always felt like you had a chance with St. Patrick in the net.

    The organization needs to get their heads on right and retire the 33 jersey. Roy is an indelible Habs legend that deserves the honour…

  4. A fierless competitor! It’s because of him that kids today dream of becoming a goalie in the nhl. We should have never traded him…

  5. Yes he deserves the Hall of Fame, not sold on having his jersey retired yet.

    For the Ottawa-Montreal game tonight:Montreal Canadiens:
    Projected lineup vs. Ottawa

    Forwards:
    Latendresse – Koivu – Ryder
    Kostitsyn – Kovalev – Samsonov
    Perezhogin – Bonk – Johnson
    Begin – Plekanec – Downey

    Defence:
    Souray – Rivet
    Komisarek – Markov
    Niinimaa – Streit

    Goal:
    Huet

    Notes: The Habs changed lines a little by inserting Andrei Kostitsyn on the wing on the second unit and bumping down Alexander Perezhogin to the third and Steve Begin to the fourth. Garth Murray is a healthy scratch. – TSN

    Montreal Canadiens: Forward Alexei Kovalev has taken some time off of practicing due to a sore right knee. It’s not like I’m going to need surgery or anything like that,” he said. – Montreal Gazette

  6. #6 PACTUM SERVA says:
    November 13, 2006 at 6:28 pm

    Cant wait to how kostitsyne does

  7. The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be
    There will never be another Patrick Roy in our lifetime.
    The greatest money goalie EVER!

    I’ll always remember that game against the Rangers in 1986,
    Simply put amazing!
    Raise the number to the banners
    Hail #33
    Thank you for all the memories and the bragging rights till this day.
    1993 the last Canadian Team to win the Cup

  8. #8 fanatic1 says:
    November 13, 2006 at 8:32 pm

    Patrick Roy will go down in history as one of the best goalies of all time.He certainly was a great clutch goalie. When he was with the habs and they were having an off night offensively, you could always count on Patrick, to either either bail them out, or to keep them in the game. we wouldn’t have won the cup in either 1986, or 1993, if it weren’t for #33. It was unfortunate how he left Montreal in such a tragic manner. I will never forget his last game for the habs. I can recall watching the game, a game in which the habs were being punished by the wings. Roy had let in 6 goals, and coach Mario Tremblay refused to give Roy the hook. he left roy in to be embarrassed! I think there must have been some feuding between the two, because you just don’t do that to an all star goalie. In a huff, Roy stormed off the ice, gave a dirty look to Tremblay, and went over to Cory and told him:”this is the last game I play for the habs”! sad for him to go like that. It somewhat tainted such a brilliant career he had for the habs. he deserved a better fate, and certainly better treatment.Canadiens organization should have tried harder to work things out, so as to come to a more amicable resolve.He should have ended his career in Montreal, not Colorado!

  9. @ fanatic

    here! here! buddy! You could not have summed it up better…Roy should have played out his whole carrear here..and Tremblay should have been hung out to dry !

    December 2nd 1995 will go down in history as BLACK TUESDAY;”The day a city turned it’s back on…and lost,a legend”

    Go Habs Go!

  10. Can anyone tell St-Patrick that Latendresse touched the puck tonight? (twice)

  11. #11 Jack Tornton says:
    November 14, 2006 at 12:03 am

    Listen folks,
    this Patrick Roy guy is kind of our enemy. Did you guys know: whenever Colorado played us and they wouldve won, Roy would pay not only pay for the entire team but everyone that atteined any restaurant Roy prefered to go to after the would win a game against MOntreal.

  12. JT, all players do that when they play their former team. Brisebois and Theodore did it this year and Lupul’s done it when the Oilers have played the Ducks.

    1st star:Cristobal Huet
    2nd star:Guillaume Latendresse (All hail the great Guillaume)
    3rd star:The entire third line.

    Perezhogin looks a lot more comfortable on the third line with Bonk and Johnson then he ever did with Kovalev and Samsonov. Keep Kotstitsyn up with them.And Huet ran with his chance after Aebischers play on Saturday. He’ll play aginst Tampa, then Aebischer against Florida cause it’s back to back nights.

    Good win and a nice rebound for the Habs going down to florida were they’ve never played well. Although they were outshot again and their penalty problems flared up in the third and almost cost them the game. Will someone tell Ninnamaa to shut his mouth and not yap at the refs.

    AND IS GERBER BAD OR WHAT. ANOTHER MUCKLER SRCREW UP. LIKE KEEPING ALFREDSSON OVER HAVLAT AND HOSSA.

  13. ROY =

    Amazing goalie
    Great competitor
    Ego driven human being

  14. Man you gotta love that Bonk and his third line.
    I never thought I would say that. He has really be excellent in all situations.
    Kotstitsyn played with a lot passion and desire. Well done kid.
    Now that’s the Guillaume I remember watching in the Q.
    Expect big changes from Philly and Ottawa in the next 24 hours.
    I hope we can get in the Gagne / Forsberg / Lecavalier sweepstakes.
    Forsberg / Lecavalier + Montreal = Stanley Cup
    We really need that #1 centre

    I’ll say it again Chris Higgins will centre Samsonov and Kovalev upon his return.

  15. #15 Gumper says:
    November 14, 2006 at 2:35 am

    My memory of Roy?

    Arrogant prick!

    You asked…

  16. It’s simply not arrogance, If you can back it up!

  17. #17 smiler2729 says:
    November 14, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    Patrick Roy.

    Lingering memories:
    -That OT in the ’86 playoffs against the Rangers. Unbelievable saves.
    -The whole ’93 run with the 10 OT wins.
    -Waking up in the ’94 playoffs and seeing the headline in the Toronto Star “HABS’ ROY FELLED BY APPENDICITIS” and he played the next game.
    -The bullshit involving Tremblay and Corey that ugly night against Detroit. They didn’t have to trade him, Tremblay’s ego wanted him traded and Houle and Corey actually agreed! Any sane front office types would’ve let it cool down and probably would’ve fired the coach for such an assinine move as embarrassing the team’s superstar (Roy was our Gretzky, our Lemieux, our Yzerman!) to satisfy his war of egos (in most cases, in a war of egos, the coach takes the fall BUT NOT WITH THESE IDIOTS).
    The maddening part is the trade was so one sided as Houle even threw in team captain Mike Keane! For what? Rucinsky, Kovalenko and Thibault!!!! At least get Sakic or Forsberg for Roy. DUMB. DUMB.

    So yeah, arrogant and egotistical but also fiery (in the Rocket mold) and extremely competitive and driven, Patrick Roy should have his number 33 retired here ASAP (before the Avalanche steal the thunder). And hopefully someday St. Patrick winds up coaching or managing this franchise cuz he never ever loses.

  18. #18 PACTUM SERVA says:
    November 14, 2006 at 12:20 pm

    Agreed there will never be another patrick.He will always be a hab in my heart

  19. I bet all the people ranking on Roy now are wishing for the glory days of Mario Tremblay coaching us to the cup, and Houle making those blockbuster trades we benefitted from so much *cough*cough*. The habs would be so much of a better organization if those 2 were ejected from the organization then… and not a decade later. I’m sorry when were the last times we won a cup, and who backstopped us to them. Sure as hell wasn’t the coaching or management staff. Talk about arrogant pricks. Lbackstopping the Habs to 2 cups is reason enough to get his number retired.

  20. #20 Gumper says:
    November 14, 2006 at 3:40 pm

    Well, without getting into a schoolyard bitch-slap here, my opinion was based based solely on my “immediate” memory of Roy. The post made no mention of my disgust of Houle and Tremblay’s tenure. By tacking this onto a reply to my opinion, automatically assumes that one equates “arrogant Roy” = “approval of Houle & Tremblay”. This is a pure example of many of the posts i see here based purely on impulse and childish impetiousness.

    “It’s simply not arrogance, If you can back it up!”
    I’ve heard that before… and the statement still makes no sense to any logical person. Sure, he was a winner and of that there’s no dispute. But alas, he’s still arrogant, no? Look, Lafleur was just as revered, but when he and Bowman where at odds, i don’t remember Guy getting in the bosses face to demand a trade on national television. In the end, Roy did regret doing this as he has recently stated that, at the time, he was hoping the incident would cool down after a day or so and he and management would iron things out. So, like any company would’ve done, they fired his ass like any other employee who thinks he’s bigger than the company he works for.

    As for Roy winning in Colorado. It was just a matter of another year or two that they’d win a cup… even without him. The ave’s line-up was a dream team at the time anyway. This notion that he was the saviour is bunk. He just brought it on a little earlier because, YES, he WAS a winner. He just wasn’t humble.

  21. @ Gumper

    “It’s simply not arrogance, If you can back it up!�

    Leet me clarify that for you…The above statement simply means that one sees arrogance as simple arrogance when someone is simply cocky and ARROGANT!!

    But,(AND ESPECIALLY IN PROFESSIONAL SPORT)when someone is cocky and or arrogant in reference to their own physical prowess or ability and they ARE ACTUALLY THAT GOOD. The line is drawn and this becomes what’s known as CONFIDENCE..not to be confused with overly confident..because in this case that also would not apply!!
    Is it arrogant to go in the dressing room and say “they won’t score another goal on me tonight! just get one and we win?!?” The picture on the top of this blog says it all !

    Patrick Roy Was AWESOME,maybe not modest!..But Truely awesome!!

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