Following the now infamous hockey brawl involving his son, Jonathan Roy, should the Montreal Canadiens honour Patrick Roy?
Nadeau was abiding by the rules and remaining in his crease. Roy was told to stay in his and refused, plus his father directed him.
Even purists agree that if a goalie is getting involved down-ice the other goalie will join in. Once again this wasnt the case.
Roy picked a fight with an unwilling combatant and then hit him when he got him down. Even that goes against your "code".
Peter, dont make a comparison between UFC and hockey, that makes you look foolish. UFC's objective is to beat your opponent into submission. Hockey's objective is to score more goals on your opponent than they score upon you.
Roger, you have summed it up accurately. One cannot go up to anyone who is not posing a threat and assault them.
P.Roy was an embarassment as a player and nothing has changed as a coach.
powell, 2008-03-26 18:13:24
I doubt they'll buy that excuse.
Roger, 2008-03-26 14:55:25
I guess I should've sued the guy who checked me into the boards when I dislocated my shoulder years ago.
And what about all those fools injured while being assaulted in that ultimate fighting crap which is so popular?
Sound foolish? Of course it is. If it's a part of the game or sporting event the 'law of the land' has no place in entering the rink, ring or cage.
I'd also assume that half the comments here are from clueless people who have never played an intense, competitive sport.
Peter D, 2008-03-26 14:54:03
Great example, eh? Time for Hrudey to get a new job.
Norm, 2008-03-26 14:32:41
It's rather ironic though that Patrick Roy was lauded as the next best thing since sliced bread when he bought the team. Even more, he was told by french media that he was the best coach they had seen in a long while and know he's the scum of hockey.
I believe that although a review needs to be done, many people became judge & jury by saying that he "enticed" his son to go beat up the other goalie!?!?! I know Patrick is very passionate about hockey but to say this without even asking him first???!?!!
By the way, for all the other "purists" who say fighting should be banned, yes I agree but before we go out & peg the blame on one guy because he's a role model & "should know better", we need to look at ourselves first & in this case, other situations that frankly, weren't even discussed about, (the other fight that day???) and stop putting the blame on ONE person for a situation in hockey that has been existant for god knows how long and accepted (even if its wrong)...
Marc, 2008-03-26 14:12:40
NO it was not enough!
lodunsford, 2008-03-26 13:36:21
7 games is a joke. Give him 30 and send a message.
Trev, 2008-03-26 13:14:32