Roy To Retire?

TSN’s Bob McKenzie states in a recent article appearing on TSN.CA “Don’t be surprised if this is Patrick Roy’s last season in the NHL.” McKenzie in no way states that this definatly will be Roy’s last season, but says that “those who know the Colorado Avalanche stopper have been getting the impression all season that he may be close to calling it a day on arguably the greatest goaltending career in NHL history.” Roy is playing in his 19th season in the NHL, tending Goal for the Canadiens and Avalanche, helping both to pairs of Stanley Cup Championships, while amassing a vast collection of NHL trophys and records allong with a respect that is unparalleled at his position.

9 Responses to Roy To Retire?

  1. MantaRay says:

    I think he will retire at the end of the season. Last season he was unreal, but his play has deteriorated to the point where he is merely mortal.

  2. leafsrule31 says:

    … good riddance

  3. hokej says:

    Why would Patrick Roy wanna retire when he can put himself in the position of solidifying his records to a point they couldn’t be touched.

    Brodeur is the goalie that will probably challenge his stats in the future and quitting the avalanche now would make his records look not so invincible afterall.

    He’s playing for a good team this year and he’s still winning games. As long as he keeps doing that his playing status is far from over.

  4. OldTimeHockey_28 says:

    Hey Hokej. I don’t think he would keep playing because of his records.

    I personally feel that whenever a superstar is no longer playing at superstar heights, the skates should be hung up. Go out a winner instead of hasbeen.

    About Roy retiring. I think he should. He is one of the best of all time. And will be remembered as that. Although I have never been a fan(i’m a leaf fan), as a fellow tender, I can appreciate what he has done between the pipes.

  5. Robert says:

    i can see him pulling a belfour…suck on year great the next.

  6. CaptainCanuck says:

    I think it depends. If he and the Avalanche turn things around then he’ll probably stay another year. But if Collorado continues to struggle and he keeps playing pooly I wouldn’t be surprised to see him retire.

  7. rrudd says:

    we here in dallas hope he never retires.

    nothing is more rewarding than elimating him from the playoffs.

  8. bluntman says:

    Roy was the first hockey player i ever knew when i started watching hockey and i can tell you just like everyone else, i was amazed by how he played.

    but of recent years he’s shown signs of slowed playing abillty.

    it be good for him to leave while everyone still thinks a good goalie, catch-ya later patty.

  9. defenestrate says:

    Ah, yes.. another party heard from..correct me if I’m wrong, but you guys are pinning your cup hopes on Eddie “Drunk Tank” Belfour….

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