Roy's No. 33 to join Habs' greats
Canadiens president Pierre Boivin has called a news conference for 3 p.m. today at the Bell Centre at which time he will announce that the Canadiens will retire No. 33 in honour of Patrick Roy as part of the team's festivities celebrating its centennial season in 2008-09.Roy's 33 becomes the 14th number to be retired and he's the 15th player to receive the honour. His is also the only number 30 or over to be retired by the Habs:
The Habs now have the third-highest total of retired numbers in North American pro sports, behind the Boston Celtics (21) and New York Yankees (16). The Chicago Bears have 13 retired numbers.