Following the now infamous hockey brawl involving his son, Jonathan Roy, should the Montreal Canadiens honour Patrick Roy?
Honouring a quitter sends the wrong message no matter how good a goalie he was.
John, 2008-04-15 11:51:49
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
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
Ken, 2008-04-04 00:11:23
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
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