#33 to be retired in November 2008?
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08-30-2008, 12:00 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
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He deserves it.
But I still hate the guy.
He DOESN'T deserve it. Not now at any rate. With guys like Big Bird, Savard and Gainey waiting all this time to get their rightful place up in the rafters Roy could wait about a decade.
I don't understand what the rush is to retire his jersey. He certainly doesn't deserve the honor of the final jersey retirement of this century. In a cenntennial year full of events he should not be part of any festivities.
Some say he was amazing for us for a decade but with his actions he forced managment to trade him for a pittance and we blew for the next decade. Managment was certainly inept and to blame as well but it took two to dance and Roy was always bigger than the Habs in his mind. His actions speak for themselves.
To the guy that said "it's only hockey not Mandela but Beliveau and Plante up there". You couldn't be more right, those guys aren't up there because they were humanitarians they are up there because they were great Habs. Roy wasn't a great Hab just a good goalie.
Anyway there is no middle ground here and this debate will always come up. You are either for it or against and i don't see anybody changing their minds anytime soon.
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