THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Former Montreal Canadiens goaltender Patrick Roy hams it up in net during a pre-game warmup during celebrations for the team's 100th anniversary on December 4, 2009 in Montreal.
On December 2nd, 1995, a piece of history was written for the Montreal Canadiens. No, not the kind of history that accompanies an award or trophy. The opposite kind. After a horrendous 11-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings, goalie Patrick Roy had enough. Having been kept on the ice despite giving up nine goals, Roy felt he was being embarrassed by coach Mario Tremblay. When he was finally pulled from the game midway through the second period, Roy immediately went over to the team president and told him, "This is my last game in Montreal." He was right. Four days later, Roy was sent to Colorado, where he helped the Avalanche win a Stanley Cup in 1996. A full 10 years later, Roy said when he won the Cup in '96 he had one person on his mind. That person, not surprisingly, was Tremblay. That decision to keep Roy on the ice during that brutal loss will never be forgotten, both for Roy and the franchise.
* Bing: Patrick Roy's career stats