The defence is another story.
When I saw Captain Canuck pass this card over to me last week during trade night, those were the first thoughts that passed through my head.
1996/97 Upper Deck
#38 Patrick Roy
That was until he mentioned the stellar career Patrick had with the Habs.
A quick flip of the card revealed (full and complete) stats to that point of one of the greatest goalies ever to play in the NHL. He was a lock for 25-30 wins each season (with 36 being his best in the 1991/92 campaign) and had already amassed almost 300 wins before being sent to the Avalanche.
And his success quickly came along with him as he won a cup with Colorado in his first season there. Talk about an impact.
No doubt he's a winner - and I'm sure he'll be bringing that mindset and expectation to the team this year.
I'm just real curious to see how he does. I enjoyed seeing what he could do on the ice but wasn't the biggest fan of his off the ice. He's going to have a huge microscope bearing down on him all season.....so he better get prepared.
Regardless....it should be an interesting season.
Thanks again for the card B!!!
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