Boo yah Roy. (pronounced "Wah")

Ha…eat that again Colorado. Yahoo.com recently voted this play as the #3 most embarrassing moment of the past decade…

Here’s the description, from the article:

” In May 2002, during the Western Conference finals, Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche felt he had stoned Steve Yzerman on a close shot. To taunt the Wings about his utter invincibility, he raised his glove in what’s been called a “Statue of Liberty” pose … only to have the puck drop out and Brendan Shanahan poke it home.

If St. Patrick’s ego was bruised, he wasn’t about to show it after the game. From Jim Kelley of Sportsnet:

He was “putting a little mustard” on a good save, but it was a devastating miscue, one that gave the Detroit Red Wings new life and, eventually, the Stanley Cup.

The night of that Game 6 loss in Colorado, no one in media expected to see Patrick Roy. Yet he came to his locker, answered most every question with a steely gaze at the questioner and a rock-solid belief that he had done no wrong.

He talked about how he played to win and dismissed criticism of his miscue as if it didn’t even happen. “What goal,” he asked when a questioner asked him to recount the circumstances. “Which one do you mean?”

The Wings would go on to hoist something of their own later that postseason.

I’d still argue that Roy’s “measure Hasek’s stick” mistake officially destroyed the myth that Roy was unbeatable and nearly infallible, but the Statue of Liberty save ranks as a very, very close second.”

Dang straight. And with such an injured team STILL winning (some) games this year, our 2nd and 3rd lines are getting plenty of development. Around Olympic time, we WILL be the TOP team in the NHL…and WILL take the Cup again this year. I’m a fan, and I say so. 🙂

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