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Patrick Roy !!!

Originally Posted by Patrick Roy
I feel very lucky to have played in the National Hockey League and on teams such as the Canadiens and the Avalanche. I remember the sacrifices, the discipline and the effort, but I also remember the friendships and the awesome feeling of being part of a team.

Awards and Achievements:
4 x Stanley Cup Champion (1986, 1993, 1996, 2001)

3 x Conn Smythe Winner (1986, 1993, 2001)
3 x Vezina Winner (1989, 1990, 1992)
5 x Jennings Winner (1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2002)

4 x First Team All-Star (1989, 1990, 1992, 2002)
2 x Second Team All-Star (1988, 1991)

Hart voting – 2nd(1992), 3rd(2002), 4th(1989), 5th(1990), 5th(1994), 8th(1997), 12th(2003)
Vezina voting – 1st(1989), 1st(1990), 1st(1992), 2nd(1991), 2nd(2002), 3rd(1994), 3rd(1997), 4th(2003), 5th(1998), 5th(2001), 6th(2000), 8th(1988), 10th(1987)
All-Star voting – 1st(1989), 1st(1990), 1st(1992), 1st(2002), 2nd(1988), 2nd(1991), 3rd(1994), 3rd(1997), 4th(1987), 4th(2001), 6th(2003), 7th(1993), 8th(1999)

Ranked #22 on The Hockey News’ list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players
Ranked #5 on The Hockey News’ Top 60 since 1967 – The Best Players of the Post Expansion Era

Statistical Accomplishments:
Save Percentage – 1st(1988), 1st(1989), 1st(1990), 1st(1992), 2nd(1991), 2nd(2002), 3rd(1993), 4th(1997), 5th(1987), 6th(2003), 7th(1998), 8th(1993), 8th(1999), 10th(1996), 10th(2000)

Play-off Save Percentage – 1st(1989), 1st(1997), 1st(2001), 2nd(1986), 2nd(1993), 2nd(1994), 3rd(1988), 4th(1990), 4th(2000), 6th(1991), 6th(1992), 6th(1996), 8th(1999), 9th(1998), 10th(2002), 10th(2003)

Originally Posted by Patrick Roy: Champion Goalie
No player was more keenly watched, however, than the masked man between the red pipes, goaltender Patrick Roy.
Originally Posted by Playing with Fire: The Highest Highs and Lowest Lows of Theo Fleury
Patrick Roy was an amazing goalie, maybe the best of all time.....he was a total competitor. He just hated to lose. He was the king of the Avs.
Originally Posted by Canada Sports Hall of Fame
Patrick Roy is often regarded as the greatest goalie ever to play the game of hockey.
Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
Patrick Roy was the first wave of the new breed of goaltenders to emerge from Quebec, helping establish that province as the dominant training ground for that position. Confident and quirky, Patrick developed a style that saw him become the winningest goaltender in the history of the National Hockey League.
Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey – One On One
As long as the game of hockey exists, there will be discussions revolving around the greats of the game — who was the best player, who had the hardest shot, who was the greatest goaltender? And inevitably, for as long as the game is played, one name will come up again and again in discussions of the greatest netminders of all time. That name — Patrick Roy.
Originally Posted by Greatest Hockey Legends
He imposed his style on the game, and legions of hockey fans and goalies everywhere were grateful. It is not just that his method was effective, that the revolutionary quick drop-n-slide of a pad could stone the wickedest snap shot. Roy's way was also fun, dramatic, cocky, marvelous, at times even beautiful. Far beyond the statistics, Patrick Roy entertained us and thrilled us while he emerged so dazzlingly as the best.

Many of hockey's historical experts will tell you that Patrick Roy is the greatest goaltender of all time. With all due respect to the likes of Terry Sawchuk, Jacques Plante, Glenn Hall and Dominik Hasek, the stats are convincing.
Originally Posted by Jean Perron
There is timing in life. There was timing when Patrick replaced that No. 1 goalie in Sherbrooke, there was timing when Penny was hurt in the last game of pre-season and there was timing when Larry Robinson came to me. And you know, he was awesome for us in 1985-86, but I thought he was even better in 1993. This guy was a franchise player.

He was a skinny kid, and he was moving like crazy, Patrick did miracle saves on Al MacInnis, Joey Mullen, Joe Nieuwendyk, Gary Suter, Joel Otto, Lanny McDonald and Hakan Loob. He was just unbelievable. I thought that was his best game.
Originally Posted by Bob Hartley
He's one of the greatest goalies in the game's history. When the big games are there, Patrick brings his game to another level.
Originally Posted by Scotty Bowman
When he's on, he is about as good as it gets.
Originally Posted by Larry Robinson
Coach, you have the right to put that kid in nets, because he is so good that even in practice I can't score on the guy.
Originally Posted by Brian Skrudland
If Patrick Roy isn't the best goaltender in the world, he's right there - and he's been right there for more than a decade. Patrick is a proud man, and when Montreal traded him in December, he took it personally. I've never seen him so at ease and confident. And when Patrick Roy plays with that kind of confidence, he's almost unbeatable.
Originally Posted by Steve Shutt
Getting out of Montreal was the best thing in the world for him, he doesn't have to be God anymore. All he has to do is be the best goalie he can be, and that means the best in the game today.
Originally Posted by Joe Nieuwendyk
Patrick's among the best at waiting you out, then reacting. That patience, plus his size, makes for a pretty formidable challenge. A lot of goalies over-commit. Not him. He's so technical. If you've got a chance against Patrick, you'd better make up your mind and stay hard with whatever decision you come to. If you doubt, you play right into his hands and you are dead.
Originally Posted by Craig Billington
I think his mental skills make him a great goalie. He obviously has good physical skills, but I think it is what he has upstairs that makes him different.
Originally Posted by Dave Hodge
I want to go back to something Dick Irvin said when the playoffs started. He said that the one big problem area with Montreal, the big weakness, was goaltending. We said that, he said that, and everybody who watched the Canadiens in the second half of the season said that, and I don't know if there has ever been a more dramatic reversal by one individual player in this sport than by Patrick Roy.
The Sporting News: 1994-95 Hockey Yearbook]Dominik Hasek of the Sabres and John Vanbiesbrouck of the Panthers outplayed him in the regular season. Mike Richter of the Rangers was outstanding in the playoffs. But put all the general managers together and ask them to pick the best goalie in the conference, and they'll choose Roy.
Originally Posted by The Sporting News: 1994-95 Hockey Yearbook
The Canadiens were 35-17-11 with Roy in the nets last year and 6-12-3 without him. But what makes that statistic all the more remarkable is that the other four goalies used by the Habs played only against weak teams. Roy, facing much higher-caliber opponents, still won twice as many games than he lost and posted an impressive 2.50 goals-against average.
Originally Posted by The Sporting News: 1994-95 Hockey Yearbook
Roy is the Canadiens' only superstar, and his grit was seldom more evident than during the playoffs, when he played in six of the seven games against the Bruins despite having an appendix problem that required surgery after the Canadiens were eliminated. The appendix was removed, and now he's fine."
Originally Posted by ESPN Hockey: 1996
Raise the stakes and nobody's better. Witness his three appearances on the Cup.
Originally Posted by The Hockey News: 1997-98 Yearbook
It's difficult to compare players in different eras, but Roy is certainly a major contender to be called the top post-season goaltender of all time.

Patrick Roy had the best statistical season of his career, but without the Cup, he couldn't care less. Entering his 13th full season, Roy hasn't lost much. His 38 wins led the league and he posted a goals-against average of 2.32 and 92.3 save percentage. As always, Roy played well in the playoffs, but was let down by his team's play in front of him. Roy, who will turn 32 Oct. 5, likes to play a lot, but the Avs may want to give him a few more games off this year to stay fresh.
Originally Posted by The Sports Forecaster Hockey: 1997-98
The ultimate pressure goaltender can carry the whole team on his shoulders if key players take a night off.
Originally Posted by The Sports Forecaster: 1999-2000
Roy's talent is matched only in size by his ego. He's simply one of the best goaltenders to ever have strapped on the pads. His intestinal fortitude and cavern-size confidence serve him well in pressure situations. He's still the standard by which all butterfly goalies are measured. Roy will continue on his path to the Hall of Fame. Whether he's the best goaltender ever is a moot point...because he thinks he is.
Originally Posted by The Sports Forecaster: 2001-02
The biggest of the big-game goaltenders, Roy rebounded from a mediocre start to the 2000-01 playoffs to stymie the New Jersey Devils in the cup finals and capture the Conn Smythe Trophy for the third time. He's the original butterfly goaltender, with a legion of young Quebec products now trying to duplicate his style. Roy has good size, covers a great deal of net and has confidence that shines through when it matters most. His most glaring weakness is a tendency to handle the puck too much - and poorly. With the most goaltending wins in NHL history and four Stanley Cups, Roy has already reached the pinnacle of his career. Roy will continue to rewrite the record books while serving as a tutor for David Aebischer.
Originally Posted by The Sports Forecaster: 2002-03
Now in his late 30s, Roy continues to rack up huge goaltending numbers. The 2001-02 NHL First All-Star Team goaltender led the league in both goals-against average and shutouts, and finished second to Vezina winner Jose Theodore in save percentage. However, his season ended ugly, giving Detroit a gift goal in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. That blunder led to a 7-0 whitewash in Game 7. Roy has plenty of motivation entering 2002-03. The memory of his last two postseason games, losing to Theodore in both Vezina and Hart voting and the retirement of Dominik Hasek of Detroit. Everything points to another huge year for Roy.

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