Remparts Win!

Patrick Roy’s Quebec Rempart’s have won the 2006 Memorial Cup in a 6-2 victory over the Moncton WildCats. The score was not indicative of the play as the Remparts goaltender Cedrick Dejardins turned away 46 of 48 shots. It was a happy ending for the Rempart goaltender that had a horrific game in last year’s memorial cup final as a member of the Rimouski Oceanic. Alexander Radulov (NAS) proved his worth being named the Memorial Cup MVP shortly after being named the CHL player of the year. Radulov continued his scoring prowess by scoring 2 goals and adding 3 assists in the final game. The Remparts kept the strong Moncton attack to the outside allowing Dejardins an adequate line of sight to stop most of the shots but Dejardins also came up with some huge saves when the game was close to keep the Remparts on top.

The Remparts were the runner up to the Wildcats for the QMJHL title where Moncton won the series in 6 games. Quebec won the next 2 games in the Memorial Cup tournament including the final championship game. This was the second Memorial Cup Championship in Remparts history. The last came in 1971 when Guy Lafleur led the Remparts to victory.

Some of the story lines going into this final were Patrick Roy’s 10-year itch. The soon to be hall of famer won Stanely cups in 86, and 96. Of course he did win 2 other cups but he has not gone more then 10 years without a championship since ’86 and this victory assured the itch had been quelled.

There was some “competitive” hatred as noted by Wildcat coach Ted Nolan when Roy accused Moncton goaltender Josh Tordjman of playing above his skill level. The outspoken Roy was never one to be politically correct and the comment was likely to reduce the pressure off his team.

Another exciting CHL season has come to a close with the attention now turning to the 2006 Entry Draft in Vancouver. As usual, the CHL is well represented in this year’s draft. As for next year, you will likely see some players like Brule (CLB), Radulov (NAS), Pogge (TOR) and many others make their professional jump but look out for some exciting talent like John Taveres of the Oshawa Generals and Angelo Esposito of the Quebec Remparts excel their game to new levels and become the next generation of dominating players in the CHL.

10 Responses to Remparts Win!

  1. FlyersfanKyle says:

    can’t wait for the draft anyone know when the flyers pick?

  2. Marky2Fresh says:

    I don’t think they do the 16 play-off teams picks until closer to the draft

  3. FlyersfanKyle says:


  4. FlamingHomer says:

    They way Ted Nolan had his team come out in the 3rd period after being down by 4 goals makes it hard to believe that an NHL General Manager somewhere wouldn’t take a chance on this guy.

  5. simplyhabby says:

    That very thought was discussed on Coach’s Corner the night Edmonton won the Western Conference.

    Cherry thinks that the main reason is Nolan is a tough coach to fire. He is a fan favorite, a fantastic coach but not the best guy to get along with.

    Cherry made a perfect quote to sum it up ” a GM has to hire a coach with the mindset that he will eventually fire him” (more or less the quote) but very true.

    Well I don’t agree with Cheery totally but he did also indicate that Nolan likes to play the race card which I am sure is not helping his image. Unfortunately, as a outside fan, I am unable to comment if in fact if Nolan faced any racial slander but playing that card even if it is justified , does make you, pardon the pun “blackballed”

  6. Aetherial says:

    Nolan HAS publicly and clearly played the race card regarding his tenure with the Sabres.

    Furthermore, he was offered a head-coaching position in the NHL after that, which he turned down (Tampa I think?). So, his credibility is shot when citing race as a reason he is not working.

    He is not working because he is a headache that most GM’s do not need. It is not so much a race issue, as it is HIM making race an issue that is the real problem.

  7. distance7 says:

    I really can’t wait to see Radulov, whether it’s in Nashville or Milwaukee next season. Franson impressed me quite a bit too. Nashville’s blue line is absolutely stocked with blue-chip talent(Suter, Weber, Hamhuis, Franson, Klein).

  8. thegoalie1976 says:

    I agree. But coaches have a very short shelf life. what if some team hires him, and in 2 seasons they don’t live up to expectations. When he gets fired he will say the GM is racist.

    I would’nt go near him if he was the last person available.

    He is a bad PR nightmare waiting to happen.

  9. simplyhabby says:

    Radulov was easily the best skater this year in the CHL. I would not be suprised to see him in Nashville bypassing the AHL. His only bad side is his untimely penalties which could hurt him in the early going on the Preds. Specially considering the NHL is a much faster paced league.

  10. simplyhabby says:

    I agree with both of your analogies has they both strike the same issue regarding Nolan’s credability as a person.

    Its really too bad because Nolan is easily one of the best coaches out there. I do beleive though that he is happy in his niche as a junior coach as he is very much in control and power struggles on the junior level are so few and far between.

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