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Patrick Roy | Goalie

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (48) / 10/5/1965
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190

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The Colorado Avalanche secured their postseason spot with a 3-2 win against San Jose on Saturday.
Colorado was one of the league's worst teams last season and entered the 2013-14 campaign with low expectations. That being said, rookie head coach Patrick Roy has really done a great job getting the most out of his players. Along with vice president Joe Sakic, their presence has quickly reversed the Avalanche's culture and confidence levels. Mar 30 - 9:50 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Patrick Roy is looking forward to Tuesday night's game in Montreal.

It will be Roy's first game in Montreal since he took over as the Colorado Avalanche's head coach. Roy started his career with the Canadiens and remains incredibly popular among Habs fans. In fact, a 2012 fan poll ranked him as the fans' first choice to serve both as the team's head coach and general manager. "For the ego, I have to admit, that felt good," Roy said. He's done very well in his rookie season with the Avalanche, taking a team that no one expected to do much and navigating them to a 44-19-5 record.
Mar 18 - 1:45 PM

Avalanche coach Patrick Roy has publicly criticized Russian forward Alex Ovechkin for his work in the Sochi Olympics

Russia was shocked in a quarter-final loss to Finland, which meant the host team failed to advance to play in one of the two medal games. Ovechkin was held without a goal after Russia's first game. In a radio interview, Roy criticized Ovechkin and fellow Russian star Evgeni Malkin for not scoring enough goals. Malkin scored only one goal in Russia's five games. "They certainly deserve to take some heat, because they were the leaders of that team," Roy said. "That was their responsibility, to bring the team to another level. The day that you take responsibility, you already became a better player, a better leader. For a guy like Ovechkin, it should be a great learning process for him. You can be as good as you want, but if you don’t win a Stanley Cup, if you don’t win a gold medal, it’s a bit like a golfer who is the best player without winning a Major. It’s like a monkey on your shoulder that you want to get rid of it, and I think Ovechkin is going in that direction.''
Feb 23 - 5:55 PM

The Avalanche have gone ice cold with the man advantage.

Colorado entered Monday's match on a 10-game power-play drought, where they failed to score on 26 consecutive opportunities. The Avs went 0-for-5 with the man advantage against the Dallas Stars on Monday night, but they were better at generating chances. Colorado currently owns the 25th ranked power play in the league.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 07:59:00 AM

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy was very impressed with his team's performance in a 1-0 overtime win against the Los Angeles Kings.

"It was the best game of the year for us," said Roy. "(Scrivens) made some great saves for them." The Avalanche limited the Kings to just 19 shots on goal. When the Avalanche recently lost three games in a row, the big question was if they were falling back to Earth. Now that they've followed that up with three consecutive victories, it's looking less and less like they're playing over their heads.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 09:30:00 AM

After getting off to an amazing start this season, the Colorado Avalanche are on a three-game losing streak.

The Avalanche were dealt a 4-1 setback at home against the lowly Florida Panthers. Afterwards, Colorado coach Patrick Roy suggested that the team suffered from focus issues in their latest defeat. This is a big test for Roy and the Avalanche. If they can shake off their recent struggles, then they might actually stay dominant this season. Otherwise, their great start to the season could start to look like a distant memory as they fall back to Earth.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 09:40:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche are on the verge of another franchise record.

If the Avalanche win Wednesday night, their 13-1 record would be the best 14-game start in their franchise's history. Avalanche coach Patrick Roy expects their opponent, the Nashville Predators, to give them a tough time tonight.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 03:58:00 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have completed the best October in their franchise's history.

Colorado was 10-1-0 in their first 11 games under new head coach Patrick Roy. They've gotten the rest of the NHL's attention and now the question is if they can prove they are a legitimate contender. It's just a matter of time before they have a cold streak and how they come out from that will be a big test. The Avalanche will play against Dallas on Friday.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 12:26:00 PM

Colorado coach Patrick Roy has been impressed by his team's defensive efforts this season.

"It's been a 23-man thing for us. We're back-checking hard, not just allowing lots of chances and having our goaltender do it all," he said. "I think our guys are clearing rebounds and communicating defensively. But certainly our goaltending has been outstanding." The Avalanche have yielded just 1.33 goals against per game thus far, which is the best average in the league. Going into the season Colorado's defense corps and goalies were under the microscope and they've responded with excellent play through the team's first nine contests.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 09:22:00 AM

Patrick Roy's NHL coaching career has gotten off to a terrific start.

His Colorado Avalanche, which had the second worst record in the NHL last season, are leading the Central Division with a 5-0-0 start. The Avalanche have outscored their opponents 18 to four so far. "Right now we're just saying, 'Why not? Why not us?'" said Roy. "We've been working hard every day, we've been remaining humble and know that we're playing against very good teams. It was a tough trip ... but we're very happy with how it went." After sweeping their three-game road trip, the Avalanche will look to remain undefeated when they take on the Dallas Stars on Tuesday.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Patrick Roy has been fined $10,000 by the NHL for his outburst Wednesday night.

The Avalanche coach pushed over the glass that separates the benches and he was assessed a game misconduct for his actions in the contest. Roy was livid with Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau at the end of Colorado's 6-1 victory and he exchanged some verbal barbs with forward Corey Perry as well.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 03:08:00 PM

Avalanche coach Patrick Roy had a fiery confrontation with Anaheim coaching counterpart Bruce Boudreau at the end of Wednesday's game.

Roy pushed over the glass that separates the benches and he was assessed a game misconduct. "I was not very happy, first of all, seeing their defenseman (Ben Lovejoy) kneeing our guy (Nathan MacKinnon). That was a knee-to-knee hit and it should have been a penalty in my opinion," Roy said. "Certainly didn't like that. When it's 6-0 I don't think this game needs this type of cheap shot. But after that obviously there was some talk from coaches, I guess, but at the same time what should I do? He put his fourth line on the ice and I'm not going to go with my first line, and I went with my fourth line and that's it. I've been matching (lines) all night long by the way." Roy won his NHL coaching debut Wednesday and his passion behind the bench will likely be prevalent for the entire season.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 11:57:00 AM

The Avalanche may be in the market for a defenseman.

The last two spots on their blueline look a little suspect with Matt Hunwick, Nate Guenin and Nick Holden competing for the two jobs. There have been some whispers that the Avs' may be looking at Minnesota's Nate Prosser or former Av and current Maple Leaf John-Michael Liles. Stay tuned.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 01:01:00 PM

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy wants to put an emphasis on offense.

"We're going to be an offensive team, because I believe that the people who are paying to come watch us deserve to have a great show," Roy said. "At the same time, we have to believe deep inside that we can win that 1-0 game." Colorado finished 26th in the league in goals per game last season, but they certainly have the players necessary to turn that around.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 04:42:00 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have named Francois Allaire as their goaltending coach.

Allaire's selection to that role has been common knowledge for a while now, but now it's official. Among other things, Allaire helped teach Patrick Roy back when he was a goaltender and has previous worked with Colorado Avalanche backup netminder Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 09:42:00 PM

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