Kukla's Korner Hockey
by George Malik on 03/17/14 at 11:47 PM ET
On Tuesday evening, Patrick Roy will officially coach against the Montreal Canadiens for the first time, and ahead of the reunion, Roy spoke with TSN's Michael Farber for 10 minutes, reflecting upon the ups and downs of his tenure with the Canadiens and his contentious split from the team. TSN transcribed some of the highlights thereof:
Farber asked Roy if the raising of his number to the rafters put his difficult exit from Montreal behind him.
"I have to say yes it did, but for me it was before that," explained Roy. "When I retired I was already in peace in what happened in Montreal, and when Pierre Boivin and Bob Gainey came over to my house and talked about retiring my jersey and start talking to me, (asking) how do you feel...I said I'm already in peace, I've already moved on. I understand that hockey is a business, I made a mistake, and I'm sure on the other side they felt like they made a mistake as well. But at the end I'm not there to judge. I was so happy to get back into the Canadiens family."
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