Busting The Patrick Roy Myth
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09-19-2012, 08:14 PM
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Why do Hockey fans still believe the myth that Roy won with undermanned teams?
The 86 Habs
were ridiculously talented with:
2 HOF defensemen(Chelios and Robinson)
3 great forwards(Lemiuex, Naslund and Smith)
2 of the greatest defensive forwards ever(Gainey and Carbonneau)
and on top of that Roy lucked out and didn't have to play a single division winner in the playoffs
Not repeating(or at least getting back to the Cup Finals) in 87 should of been considered a travesty. Roy got lit up like a Christmas tree against the Flyers in the playoffs.
The 93 Habs
probable had the easiest road to the Cup in NHL history beating:
104 point Nords
86 point Sabres
87 point Isles
88 point Kings
Roy also got great goal support
The 96 Avs
The most glaringly stupid of all the "Roy carried them on his back" narratives.
The 96 Avs were the highest scoring Stanley cup winner of the last 20 seasons.
The 01 Avs
do I even have to go in to this? They were basically an all star team.
In conclusion we can say not only were none of the championship teams Roy played on were undermanned but they were so great that they probable could of won without a HOF caliber goalie. Roy also blew it on another team that should of at least played for a Stanley Cup(87 Habs)
Did Roy play much against Flyers in the '87 playoffs? I remember we took him out in favour of Hayward in the Quebec series. That was the year we got a break Fraser called a goal against us back.
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