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Roy talked to the goal posts every game.
Patrick Roy had a Hall of Fame career in which he won four Stanley Cups and three Conn Smythe Trophies. However, it would seem that Roy didn't do it alone, because he had some help from his "friends."
Roy had the zany superstition of chatting up the iron bars that he stood between each and every game, and he felt that it helped his game.
During the Stanley Cup Final in 1986, Roy opened up about what he talks about with his friends.
I started talking to the goalposts by accident, Roy said. We were playing in Hartford, and I started talking to the goalposts during the anthem.
They (the goalposts) helped me, and I played a good game. In overtime a guy took a slap shot and hit the post and we won.
Asked what he says to the goalposts, Roy said: I say Come on guys, help me out. Before the game I give them direction.
I feel every goalie needs a superstition. The goalposts are always with me. They talk back to me. Some nights they say 'bing.' But some nights they have a bad night, too.
As crazy as it may sound, the superstition was very successful for Roy, and to this day other goaltenders have adopted the superstition.