Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saint Patrick...

Regardless of his recent outbursts and shenanigans as a head coach, I don't think you can argue that Patrick Roy was one of the greatest goalies ever.

I absolutely admired this man growing up. I remember my stint as a floor/street hockey goalie where I was always "wearing" the number 33. I remember being willing to trade away almost any hockey card in order to add to my Patrick Roy card collection. I remember when I traded for that elusive rookie card. Sure, it wasn't in pristine condition, but it was still his rookie card.

And now nobody else will wear 33 on the back of a Habs jersey.

A great way to honor a living legend.

But I will confess that the Maple Leafs have way cooler banners to honor their legends.

2 comments:

Todd Porter said...

He sure was one of the best goalies ever. I was so bummed after the Wings chased him out of Montreal that they didn't sign him.

Knotter said...

yeah, i remember that game.

a sad day...