Sunday, March 23, 2008

Like father, like son

Patrick Roy has been coaching his son, Jonathan, with the Quebec Remparts, but we haven't heard a peep out of the duo until yesterday's big brawl in the QMJHL playoffs:

The son of legendary NHL goalie Patrick Roy could face discipline from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for his role in an ugly brawl during a first-round playoff game between the Quebec Remparts and the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.
This has turned into a pretty big to-do in these parts on the all-sports stations, although I do wonder how much we would have heard about the incident if the Roys weren't involved.

Probably very little.


At 5:36 p.m., March 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Ottawa drafts him, you know Ray Emery's out of a job.

At 5:44 p.m., March 23, 2008, Blogger Daniel said...

So that was not Mike Vernon or Chris Osgood's son in the oppositions net? He looked pretty pissed though, the other goalie didn't look like he was up for it at all, what dick.

At 6:34 p.m., March 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He can handle his self though.

At 7:21 p.m., March 23, 2008, Blogger McLea said...

I can't wait for Damien Cox to over reacted to this.

And $20 says the words "children" and "Patrick Roy" are mentioned in the same sentence on McCown's show on monday.

At 9:51 p.m., March 23, 2008, Blogger Unknown said...

handle his self? he went over and ripped the other goalies mask off..that wasnt a fight. Its not like a 'normal' goalie fight in hockey, where both guys skate up and know they're going to fight..

At 11:35 p.m., March 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this mean we need to be worried about a second generation of interior doors, too?

At 9:38 a.m., March 24, 2008, Blogger Dennis Prouse said...

What a gong show. I'm down with old time hockey, and people often do overreact to brawls, but there are limits. That other kid has zero interest in fighting, yet Roy Jr. went down and jumped him anyway, going the length of the ice to do it. That, plus the obscene gestures to the crowd, will earn him a long, well deserved suspension.

The old man should be suspended for the year as well. I would imagine that the league has had quite enough of Patrick's act by now.

At 10:31 a.m., March 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read a quote from Roy the elder stating that he could not (although he really might have meant "would not") control his players. "Heat of the battle" horsebleep.

At 10:33 a.m., March 24, 2008, Blogger Dear Lord Stanley said...

I can't wait until Saint Patrick takes over the Colorado head coach job next year or the one after that.

Finally, Brian Burke and Co. will have true rivals for Dirtiest Team In The West honors.

At 10:55 a.m., March 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of this would have happened if we got rid of the instigator penalty.

Got to love the junior tough guys beating up on younger kids that don't want to fight. I hope those guys enjoy their menial jobs in the future.

At 1:10 p.m., March 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"None of this would have happened if we got rid of the instigator penalty."

That doesn't make any sense at all...

It'll be a joke if both father and son don't get lengthy suspensions and fines for what they did. Fighting is one thing, but nothing justifies Roy skating all the way down the ice to attack a guy who wasn't interested in getting involved. That's not a hockey fight, it's assault. And all because Roy couldn't handle the embarassment of his team being pounded 7-1. If you can't handle defeat and don't know how to take it without reacting violently, then you shouldn't be in any professional sports.

At 1:14 p.m., March 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After the game, he asked Ronald Corey Jr for a trade.

At 10:31 a.m., March 25, 2008, Blogger FAUX RUMORS said...

1) Its idiotic incidents like that that gives the anti-fighting pansies ammo to say that ALL fighting needs to be banned.
2) As some have mentioned though, if the goalie/coach wasn't named ROY, would any of us know/care about this incident?

At 12:36 p.m., March 25, 2008, Blogger Sig said...

A couple of thoughts:

1 - The instigator has nothing to do with this. He left the crease, fought, he's done. The instigator really doesn't come into play with a goalie.
2 - The other goalie REALLY didn't want to fight... he probably should have been left alone and Roy could have went and found another dance partner. I'm sure there would have been a few takers.
3 - The other goalie should at least learn how to defend himself. That was embarrassing.
4 - The middle finger thing was absurd and he should get a few games because of it.


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