What were your thoughts of the Roy incident?
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11-22-2010, 02:39 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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People have such a short memory. Sure Tremblay acted like an idiot. Sure Houle was the worst GM we've ever had. But the truth of the matter is, the fans couldn't stand Roy anymore. And the way he was laughed at in the stands that lead to Roy going bunkers was a blow off of something that had been building for quite a while. Not only Patrick had become bigger than the team but he was treated like king even though he wasn't as good anymore. Sure he's had a great career after he left but we're talking about going to the juggernaut that was the Colorado Avalanches. But Roy had to leave, even without that incident. It's just that the Houle moron got crap in return.
This was my reality back then. Of course, we knew something was going to happen from the moment Tremblay was hired after Roy laughed when a reporter asked him what he would think of Le Bleuet becoming head coach.
During that Detroit game, no doubt Roy asked to be pulled after the 2nd period and Tremblay thought this was the opportunity to show his goalie who the real boss was. Hence Mario's provocative look when Patrick walked in front of him.
But in the end, we all found out that Serge Savard who was a pretty good GM had a deal in place with Colorado and that the return was going to be Stephane Fiset and Owen Nolan. I am of the opinion that Nolan as a Hab would have helped much more than what we ended up with.
So yes, Roy was on his way out anyway.
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