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Patrick Roy and Mario Tremblay Reconcile in Hilarious Ad



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It remains one of the most pivotal moments in Colorado Avalanche history – and yet it happened with the Montreal Canadiens. The on-the-bench snarling match between Patrick Roy and former Habs coach Mario Tremblay directly led to the seismic Roy trade to Colorado four days later, on Dec. 6, 1995. The Avs – and Canadiens – were never the same in the ensuing years.

After all these years, Roy and Tremblay can apparently now have a laugh about it.

Roy and Tremblay just did two really funny ads for Uber Eats, which I’ll post below, and Le Soleil also wrote an article about it. Despite taking four years – four years – of French in high school, I still can barely make out what anyone is saying in the language. I know bits and pieces still, but, yeah, I’m just not very bright. Je suis en imbecile. But I have many Avs fan friends from Quebec who are always happy to translate for me.

Patrick Roy, who is looking to get back into the NHL, and Tremblay did two ads, one in English and one in French.

Here’s the English version:

And now the French version, which has some funnier repartee:

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Thanks to my friend Philippe Bissonette, an airline pilot from Quebec, here is what is being said in the French version:

“Tremblay scores to make it 9-1 then says to Roy: ‘you should pull your goalie’. Roy answers back: ‘No, he’s still good for another couple championships!’

Great ad!

Here is the article from Le Soleil, and a Google translation of it: (sorry for the unwieldy layout of the story, but it is what it is:

Out of the game as the team trailed 9-1 against the Detroit Red Wings, the goaltender had twice passed the then head coach of the Canadiens to slide to the ear of President Ronald Corey that he had just played his last game with the team.
"Got it," the lips could be read in Tremblay's direction. He would be traded to Colorado a few days later to then win the Stanley Cup that same season with the Avalanche.

“I was pleasantly surprised when I got the idea of ​​working with Uber Eats and reuniting with Mario. This is something that I had in mind for a long time. If there's one thing that brings people together, it's food, ”Roy said in a statement.

“In life, there are opportunities that pass and you have to seize them. Uber Eats was able to create this moment, ”noted Tremblay for his part.

The Tonight I Eat ad was broadcast exclusively on TVA Sports during the first intermission of Thursday's game between the Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The campaign promotes the variety of Quebec restaurants and meals that can be found on the app.

“What not many people know is that we were roommates during the 1985-1986 season. The pandemic has been an opportunity to reflect, to put things in perspective and we are very happy to be reconciled thanks to Uber Eats. We are really happy to have taken this decision and we invite Quebeckers who are cold with loved ones to think about the idea of ​​seeing them again, ”added with one voice those who also appreciate the visibility offered to restaurateurs in their homes. Steps.

In this adventure, Roy and Tremblay jointly signed a hockey stick which will be given to Opération Enfant Soleil via Uber Eats during the telethon. It is auctioned at


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Great story AD! A truncated sequel to “Blood Rivalry” in a way…

Charles-Edouard Boivin

Actually, I heard in an interview that Patrick Roy has been wanting a reconciliation with Tremblay for a few years. Sure the pay must be good but I do believe both of them are quite happy this happened, money aside.


Maybe this is part of a clean up act for a Roy hire to the Habs.

Charles-Edouard Boivin

Almost everyone in Quebec is expecting Patrick Roy to replace Marc Bergevin in the coming days…


Expects or hopes? Would be awesome if he was GM/HC.

Charles-Edouard Boivin

Montréal isn’t going anywhere and it’s been like this for a long time. They can’t develop talent and rely on old farts. Patrick Roy is surely a guy with guts and vision. He is a francophone (French is his native tongue) and he totally understands the market Montréal represents to a whole nation. All this is way beyond hockey. Patrick is a hero here. It just makes perfect sense he’ll replace Bergevin before too long. By the way, I hate the Canadiens, I’ve been a Nordiques fan ever since I knew what was hockey. Saw them in the WHL against… Read more »

Cal G

J’avais l’impression que l’enfer pourrait éventuellement avoir une vague de froid.Mais je pense que quelqu’un pourrait vouloir vérifier le bulletin météo là-bas!Je suis presque sûr que c’est en dessous de 0 c!

Dwayne Hall

This being the pinnacle not only of Roy to the Avs, but me finally embracing the home town Avs when the trade happened, I love this ad. I really wish the French version was done in English as well because I think that punch line is as good as Roy winning 9-1, and on par with rings plugging ears even if it was written for Roy.


Mike Keane whispered Roy the plugging ears line so that was kind of written for him too.

Charles-Edouard Boivin

Great story indeed. I just learned there are going to be 2 more ads featuring Patrick Roy and Mario Tremblay. I’ll let you know as soon as they get released.


As far as the translation of what Tremblay said, it’s more like “hey Pat, take out your goalie, can’t you see he’s fed up?”.

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