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Should the Canadiens honour Roy?
Thu, March 27, 2008

Following the now infamous hockey brawl involving his son, Jonathan Roy, should the Montreal Canadiens honour Patrick Roy?

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If you go bye the old saying, you are only as good as your last game then no the Habs should not honour Roy. His last game he walked out on his teammates and brought alot of negative attention to an organization which is respected as 1 of the best and classiest in all pro sports.

Honouring a quitter sends the wrong message no matter how good a goalie he was.
John, 2008-04-15 11:51:49

Norbit, I wouldn't really call Montreal fans stupid. If you want stupid fans, look at Maple Leafs fans.

They would pay to see monkeys take the ice at the Air Canada Centre.

I'm a Maple Leafs fan, but I've only been to 2 games in my life (years ago) and don't understand why Toronto fans don't send a message to management/ownership by staying away in droves.

Patrick Roy was one of the best goalies of all-time, yet the coach at the time totally embarrassed him.

I'm not saying that Roy is totally innocent, but he's got pride and was hurt and embarrassed by the coach's decision.

If he's not honoured in Montreal, Colorado will do it, so no big loss.
gordholio, 2008-04-12 05:24:00

Rick W., yes the Oilers were great for only 10 years or so but iced what is arguably the greatest NHL team in history. As for Roy, he was undeserving of any accolades before the incident and is even more undeserving now. Great goalie but a terrible attitude. Only people who want to honour him are stupid Habs fans or even more stupid Avalanche fans.
Norbit, 2008-04-09 19:14:52

I guess you can look at this different ways. The coach who kept Roy in to get massacred didn't show any respect to a guy who won them the cup in 1986 and 1993 (almost singlehandedly).

Roy didn't show much class either, but the coach was lousy and just wanted to have his way.

Roy will be in the Hall of Fame with a Colorado jersey - much more important than being honoured by Montreal.
gordholio, 2008-04-05 04:00:24

No way, not in a million years. He not only turned his back on the organization but quit on his team mates during a game!

Ken
Ken, 2008-04-04 00:11:23

his son should skate up to him during the next game and say to him 'this is the last time i play for the ramparts'
centre of the universe, 2008-04-03 09:20:21

Rick W. your last few words says it all.`member of a team` He quit the team. Left his teammates to dry.and one should honour such a person in the same breath as a Beliveau, 2Richards etc. get real. Gordon Wadleigh
gordon w., 2008-04-02 14:38:34

Yes, he should be honoured. There are two cup banners hanging in the Bell Centre (can't we just call it the New Forum or something instead of this lame commercial name?) that wouldn't be there if not for this man. I am the first to admit his flaws, there are playoff series where he was just average, especially against the Bruins, but when he was on his game he was as good as anybody.

This instance with his son should not be considered because it has nothing to do with what he did for the Canadiens organization. The way he left the team is irrelevant, management had no business handing the organization over to a couple of chimps like Tremblay and Houle to dismantle. I'm as pee'ed off as Roy was about that so all it showed was that he cared. That's what you want in a teammate and what made him good. If they had done the right thing and fired Tremblay then maybe Montreal would have had two more cups instead of Colorado.

And gordholio, get real. Montreal underdoes it and should honour more players. Edmonton almost has as many retired numbers as Montreal and they were a good team for maybe 10 years. Montreal has way more players in the HOF and way more tradition to uphold. Heck, if Montreal can retire Wayne Gretzky's number, who never did squat for the team, then they can retire Roy's too. Whatever Roy's antics on or off the ice, the team can still be classy and take the high road, honouring a valuable member of the team.
Rick W., 2008-04-02 10:14:51

On second thought, Patrick Roy's Sweater would look great on the Colorado Avalanche Hall of Fame! He never slammed that organization!
Vince in Ottawa, 2008-04-02 09:39:33

I don't think so! Roy was a great goaltender but, he was also a pain in the butt for the organization. I witnessed live his rant in his last game as a Canadien. His open display of disrespect for his coach, his GM, and Mr. Molson, cannot be neither forgotten nor overlooked when assessing his eligibility on the Canadiens' Honour Roll.

Admitting Patrick Roy to that elite group would most certainly lower the standards for that honour. The Hockey Hall of Fame honours on-ice achievement. This is not the Hockey Hall of Fame. This is much more than that. Patrick Roy simply fails the test!


Vince in Ottawa, 2008-04-02 08:57:21

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