So, you're HOFer Patrick Roy. In addition to being one of the best goalies of all time, you also have a legendary rep as a complete piece of sh!t. So what do you do when your career is over? You coach your son to be a complete piece of sh!t, too (except probably without the HOF career).
Here's the video link (and here) and the particulars:
- Roy's son, Jonathan tries about three times to pick a fight with the opposing goalie - who clearly wants nothing to do with him - as the referee keeps restraining him. - Finally, the ref gets distracted long enough for Patty the "Coach" to wave him down and charge the goalie (notice Pat's hesitant look at the camera before waving his son down to the other end of the ice). - The goalie get facewashed and pummeled by young Johnny and turtles. - Johnny takes a brief look to see a ref take down an opposing player just before he's about to take out Johnny (thank god the ref didn't interrupt Johnny wailing on the defenseless goalie). - Having taken enough cheap shots at the goalie, lil Johnny gives the Stone Cold salute to the entire crowd before getting into a fight with another player. - His legend as a POS cemented, he finally decides to exit the ice.
Here's a link to the follow-up penalties. I know no one's following hockey much now, but this was a good reminder for me why I hated the Avs for so long.
EDIT: Oh, by the way, Roy's team was losing 7-1 at the time and ended up losing 10-1. Kinda like the game against Detroit that prompted Patty to demand to be traded from the Habs but I'm guessing Johnny couldn't really do the same after getting owned like he did, what with Daddy coaching the team and all.
All in all, little Roy is actually pretty damn lucky that all he's getting is 7 games, since he basically decided that the prudent course of action, prompted by his father or not, was to skate down the ice, beat the snot out of the opposing goalie for no other reason than he was also wearing pads, and then celebrated it. I'd sit him for a season, if not more.
He's not really all that hot a goalie, either. He's the Ramparts backup, I'm not entirely sure WHY he was put in that game to begin with, they were only down 3-1, and he promptly gave up 4 goals before all hell broke loose at the end of the 2nd. He had a 3-10 mark this year, with a goals-against average of almost 4. He didn't get all of Dad's talent, that's for sure.
I couldn't believe the tame punishment, either. From all reports that I've heard, the punishment was more for flipping off the fans than for beating the crap out of the goalie. As Dan LeBatard said on PTI, it's a shame that the only time hockey gets any mainstream coverage in the States is when something like this happens.
Hartford! Well, I can dream, right? Hopefully, if they have to move (I'd like them to stay in Buffalo), they'll move somewhere where they can keep their third jersey (see left) as their main jersey. After all, they're the SABRES, not the BUFFALOES.