On This Day

December 6, 1995

The Montreal Canadiens traded their star goaltender Patrick Roy to the Colorado Avalanche.  The move is considered by many to be the worst trade in Montreal history.  It came just days after Roy was humiliated during a home game at the Montreal Forum when coach Mario Tremblay refused to pull Roy from the game until the score was 9-1.  Roy skated off the ice and went to the president of the hockey club and told him he had played his last game in Montreal.