Is Patrick Roy remembered more as a Canadien or as a Avalanche?

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what do you think?

  1. Canadien

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  1. NyQuil F.Y.O.Ü.S.

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    For clarification, I was a kid in the 80s so I remember a lot more about Roy as an Av but I’ll always think of him as a Canadien first.

    I guess it’s not as much about the freshness of the memory for me and more of a visceral belief.
     
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    As a '92 baby I legit didn't even know he was THAT good or won THAT many accolades with the Habs holy F. I voted Avs because that's how I remember him but this post is making me go watch some MTL Roy highlights.
     
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    Avs.

    It seems like whenever there is highlights, they always show him in Avs colours.
     
  4. DonM The Industrial Revolution and its consequences

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    For me it's the Avs, as I was like 9 when he was traded there. To anyone who followed closely through his whole career, it should probably be the Habs.
     
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    If you think about the Habs two Cups, you think Roy

    If you think about the Avs two Cups, you think Sakic/Forsberg first

    Yeah, I'm of the age where I remember watching more from the Avs, but it's pretty clearly Montreal
     
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    One of the worst despicable human beings this sport has seen. That's how a goon like him should be remembered as.

    Who cares what you do on a sheet of ice, if your human behaviour belongs in a prison cell.

    Has he seen a specialist for his anger problems yet?
     
  7. DonM The Industrial Revolution and its consequences

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    Woah did I miss Roy becoming a serial killer or a lawyer or something?
     
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    Ave for me cause that's where I saw him more. Keepin it simple.
     
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    Not really relevant. Like others have said, it probably depends on when you were born.

    Example: I think of Chris Chelios as a Red Wing, but for someone who started watching hockey in the 80s it'd probably be Montreal, and Chicago for people who started in the 90s.
     
  10. Patty Ice Money in Labanc

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    He was one of my favorite players as I was getting into hockey. He will always be Habs first, Avs second for me.
     
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    I used to love goaltenders but it pissed me off I couldn’t cheer for Roy because I hated the Habs. The morning I found out he was on the Avalanche I bet my big brother they would win the cup that year. He still owes me 100$.
     
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    Yes, but not because he was any worse with Colorado but because the competition was better. During his time in Colorado, he was constantly battling Hasek and Brodeur.
     
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    There are people born late enough to barely even remember him, or not even seen him play at all. There are tons of players currently in the NHL who would've never even seen him play.

    So for those who weren't old enough to have seen him play for either Montreal or Colorado, he's probably more associated for his time with the Habs.
     
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    Going against those that say younger people will say the Avs and older Les Canadiens, I picked the Avalanche despite having been in my forties when he was traded to Colorado.

    He played longer for the Canadiens and won more honours with the Canadiens. Otoh, my most vivid recollections of Roy are as a person rather than his on-ice play.

    1. his comments on leaving the Avalanche coaching job, which I was unimpressed with (right or wrong I thought he shouldn't have publicly slagged the job his boss was doing), and

    2. his publicly demanding a trade, slagging his coach and getting traded to the Avalanche, which was extremely unpleasant.

    The Avs are involved in both incidents and that makes me think of Roy largely starting his time with the Avs.

    ymmv-and obviously will if you think more of Roy the player than Roy the person or if you have a different opinion about Roy the person.
     
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    Only thing I remember about him on the Canadians is him leaving
     
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    I never saw him play, I see him as an Av. Though there's probably an unconscious bias there. But I think in general despite the accolades that a player gets with a team, if you weren't around to see it and they move onto a different team, that's who you associate them with.

    I think of Ed Belfour as a Leaf, Hasek as a Red Wing, Niedermayer as a Duck, etc. Whereas I think most would not agree with those.

    Obvious outliers, like Gretzky etc. But that's my 2¢
     
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    His trade to the Avalanche made me hate him, but still as a Hab.
     
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    Please let the Avalanche win this poll. I need this right now. :(
     
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    This nailed it .The only ones that should be picking the Avs are the ones that weren't old enough when Roy started.
     
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    Avs two cups is definitely Sakic/Roy more than Sakic/Forsberg.

    Forsberg was a distant 3rd in both cup runs - and that's only if he was even 3rd best, he might be farther back.

    I agree Roy is Habs first - but this is still really, really close. I can't think of another player in history with a legacy as 50/50 as his is between 2 teams
     
  21. Laveuglette Le meilleur receveur de passes de tous les temps

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    Canadien AINEC. He'll also coach them soom e3
     
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    Habs for sure. But I have to admit, I had no idea that Roy spent almost as much time in Colorado.

    when he was a Canadian, he was often the most dominant goalie in the league. By the time he was on the Avs, he was outshined by other stars in that team and league-wide Hasek was far and away the best goalie. He was everything in MTL.
     
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    If we are just talking Roy than sure, he's pretty 50/50 in terms of legacy for each team. And while you're probably right on the Forsberg thing, my point is that I still think of Forsberg when I think those Avs teams before I think Roy personally.

    To me that's the tiebreaker if needed. You don't think of the Habs last title teams and not think Roy first and most people who think of those Avs teams think Sakic first.
     
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    I think we'll have Ducharme for a while (I know the E3 is a meme not meant to be serioues)
     
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    Depends on who you're asking tbh. I was born in 94 so I remember him as an Av
     

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