Following the now infamous hockey brawl involving his son, Jonathan Roy, should the Montreal Canadiens honour Patrick Roy?
Give the player his due - Roy was the best goalie in terms of wins and has won Stanley cups with two teams.
Roy was hung out to dry by a coach who amounted to no more than an egotistical A-HOLE as a head coach, center of attention, the big boss. Roy was absolutely right to do what he did then, based on how he was treated by the head coach. He was the anchor on a floundering team that played like crap against a league powerhouse. Considering his stature on the team then - he deservered to be pulled out.
Our team management at the time consisted of Ron Corey who legacy will show he did absolutely nothing except make bad decisions in running the team. Rejean Houle who was a great supporting player but absolutely sucked as GM, and Magnificent Mario Tremblay who cultivated his ego starring in the french media and who for a long time before Bob Gainey thought they could run the team through the press. Mario sucked, and is very lucky his buddy Jacques Lemaire took him in Minnesota.
Now for Roy the coach. He did not learn anything from Mario Tremblay on the night he pulled the plug in Montreal, because he acted exactly the same way - an egotistical A-HOLE in the heat of the moment. Roy is not a coach, and really should resign his post after the season. As for the suspensions they were not nearly enough - they should have removed them completely from the playoffs.
As for my Habs retiring Roy's number in the near future - they should pass on this one for a long while.
Andy V., 2008-03-29 09:59:43