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"Saint Patrick" Roy

Reverent Canadiens fans bestowed sainthood upon the 20-year-old rookie goaltender after he led Montreal to the Stanley Cup in 1986, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy (playoff MVP) in the process. Roy won another Cup in 1993 before a fiery falling-out with coach Mario Tremblay led to his trade to Colorado. Saint Patrick was welcomed back to Montreal last November to have his number retired.

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