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Patrick Roy | Goalie

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (50) / 10/5/1965
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
Drafted: 1984 / Rd. 3 (51) / MON

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Patrick Roy hasn't liked his team's effort since the All-Star break.
The Avs have played three games since returning from the break and they've dropped all three. "Since the All-Star break, we haven't played a good game," Roy said. He added, "I could come with 1,500 excuses, but we're not playing well enough right now. We don't deserve to win those hockey games. . . We're making too many mistakes right now, a lot of giveaways." Feb 7 - 11:13 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Patrick Roy believes his team focused more on getting Jarome Iginla his 600th goal than on their actual game plan.

The Avalanche were steamrolled, 4-0, by Calgary on Saturday night and Roy wasn't pleased with his team's effort. "I thought we had good intention (but) I guess we focused more in seeing Iggy scoring that 600th instead of playing our game," Roy said. "We had had a few good chances and we tried to pass the puck to him instead of bringing it to the net."
Source: Denver Post
Jan 3 - 11:18 AM

Colorado was burned on special teams in Tuesday's loss to Toronto.

They surrendered four power-play goals and one shorthanded marker in a 5-1 defeat. The Avalanche also went 0-for-4 on their own power play. "We're going to sit down probably on the plane and see what went wrong and the adjustments we can make," said coach Patrick Roy. "I guess we just had an off night. Our penalty was really good against Montreal, really good in Boston and really good in Philly."
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Patrick Roy said he's not embarrassed by Saturday's loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Columbus picked up their first win of the season by beating the Avalanche 4-3 in Denver. "Not at all," Roy said, when asked if he was embarrassed by the loss. "That's a good hockey team. They're the ones who were embarrassed to be 0-8. But at the same time for us, it's a matter of us playing our game. It had nothing to do with our preparation tonight. We prepared ourselves to play against a very good team."
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 10:34:00 AM

Coach Patrick Roy wants his players to put more shots on goal.

"We want to simplify our offense and put more pucks at the net," he said. "Right now, we're forcing way too many plays on our entries and we have to backcheck. And every team is backchecking hard now. Tracking is a big part of the game." Colorado ranks second-to-last in the league with 24.2 shots for per contest.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 01:20:00 PM

Coach Patrick Roy was fuming after Wednesday's 6-2 loss to Boston.

"I'm not happy. I'm not happy at all," he said. "We didn't compete like we should. We turned the puck (over) on the last four goals. We made poor decisions in the neutral zone. That can't happen. ... Tonight, I saw things where we were out of control. It was chaos in our own zone. We just couldn't focus." The Avalanche went 1-2 during a three-game homestand to start the year. The team will look to get back on track on the road against Anaheim on Friday and Los Angeles on Sunday.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 10:07:00 AM

Colorado scored one goal in their final five preseason games.

"It's not enough, and we know that," coach Patrick Roy said. "But at the same time, we have the quality players out there. Is it a concern? Yes, it is. ... I'd rather see that happening actually in the preseason than see it in the season. I'm not saying it's a wake-up call, but we all know we need to do better. ... I think we're trying maybe a little bit too many pretty plays." Roy also said the Avalanche will need to simplify their game for the regular season and get more pucks to the net.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 12:06:00 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have extended their affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Fort Wayne Komets.

The new deal will cover the next two seasons. "The Komet organization is honored and very excited about our new two-year affiliation with the Colorado Avalanche," Fort Wayne GM David Franke said. "We had a very good agreement with them last year and they were at the top of our list this summer to continue the relationship. "Craig Billington, assistant general manager, and David Oliver, player development director, are great to work with and they understand the value of a good affiliation to both the Avalanche and their AHL affiliate, San Antonio, and the Komets." Fort Wayne went to the second round of the 2015 ECHL playoffs, ultimately losing in seven games to the Toledo Walleye.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 03:19:00 PM

The Colorado Avalanche are putting an emphasis on speed and skating during their rookie development camp.

"I'm not into scrimmaging at the beginning of July," Director of Player Development David Oliver said. "I'm sure everybody standing up in the crowd would like to see them scrimmage. I'm all about the process of player development. That's my job. I take a lot of pride in it, and I don't want our guys ready to play hockey in July. I want them to play hockey in September and be at the top of their game. The emphasis on skating and training and your physical abilities, that will carry over into your play in September and give you an opportunity to be a good pro." Colorado's prospects have been working with Toronto-based skating coach Tracy Tutton throughout the week.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 09:34:00 AM

Dave Farrish will serve as an assistant coach under Patrick Roy in 2015-16.

Farrish has 24 seasons of coaching experience that he'll be bringing to the Avalanche's organization. His lengthy resume includes a stint coaching with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2012-14 and before that he served as an assistant coach with the Anaheim Ducks for seven campaigns.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 08:17:00 PM

The Colorado Avalanche are happy with the way their 2015 NHL Draft went.

"Everything unfolded the way we planned," Director of Amateur Scouting Alan Hepple said of the Avs' seven picks. "We went with some needs, size, moved around the board a little bit and got some extra picks — some picks back for next year. I thought it went well. With what we wanted to do with size, skating, hockey sense and the skill, I think we achieved that goal and filled some positional holes as well." Colorado landed forward Mikko Rantanen in the first round, as well as winger A.J. Greer and defenseman Nicolas Meloche in the second round.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 11:19:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche are hoping to sign a defenseman during the free agent period.

All things being equal, the Avalanche's preference is to specifically add a left-shooting blueliner, although they're willing to be flexible in that regard. There's no shortage of left-handed shots that might enter the UFA market, including Paul Martin, Christian Ehrhoff, and Andrej Meszaros.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 09:55:00 AM

Patrick Roy is in the process of interviewing potential assistant coaches for next season.

"Right now it's going well. I met a few candidates," said Roy, who is replacing Andre Tourigny and video coach Mario Duhamel. "There is no time frame for me to decide when it's going to happen. But it's going well. I just want to take my time and make sure I'm going to hire the right (bench) person."
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 10:48:00 AM

Greg Sherman has been named the Senior Vice President of business and team operations for the Colorado Avalanche.

Sherman's journey around the Avalanche has been an interesting one. He originally was GM Francois Giguere's protege for seven seasons until taking over in 2009. Sherman then held the GM's position until Joe Sakic took over in 2014. Finally, Sherman served as Sakic's head of scouting and as an assistant to Sakic prior to the position change on Friday.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 09:35:00 PM

The Colorado Avalanche weren't able to retain defensive coach Andre Tourigny or video coach Mario Duhamel.

Tourigny has resigned so that he can pursue a head coaching gig. Meanwhile Duhamel wants a role behind the bench and has been given permission to talk to other teams so that he can find one. Patrick Roy still has assistant coach Tim Army, who was also part of former bench boss Joe Sacco's staff.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, May 19, 2015 09:48:00 AM

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